A tranquil space for comfort, healing, and peace to remember loved ones
The forms were set and the concrete poured, now the Mercy Hospice Memorial Park located within Fort Scott’s Riverfront Park is taking shape.
“Following a year of planning and coordination of the City of Fort Scott, the Bourbon County Riverfront Authority, and many volunteers who are donating their time, we are able to see this lovely place become reality,” said Tabitha Stults, Mercy Home Health, and Hospice community relations coordinator. “We envision families and friends using this shady patio as a place for comfort, healing, and peace as they remember their loved ones.”
The tranquil space is designed to memorialize loved ones who received cared from Mercy Hospice. The 10-foot circular brick patio will feature two iron benches and a brick sitting area. The project is funded by Mercy Hospice.
Once the bricks are laid and the memorial park project is complete, individuals may engrave a loved one’s name on a brick for a nominal fee that will cover the cost of the engraving.
“We are so grateful for the help of so many people who understand the purpose of this project and appreciate their efforts to complete the plan,” Stults added.
To learn more about Mercy Hospice, services provided by hospice, and the Mercy Hospice Memorial Park, call Tabitha Stults at 620-223-8060.
Mercy Hospital Fort Scott is an acute care hospital with 46 licensed beds, offering comprehensive medical, surgical, OB/GYN, pediatric, home care and hospice services. Inpatient care is provided with 24/7 physician coverage. In 2017, Mercy Hospital Fort Scott received The Leapfrog Group’s prestigious A rating. Mercy Clinic Fort Scott is located on hospital grounds as well as Mercy rural health clinics in Arma and Pleasanton.
Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2018, 2017 and 2016 by IBM Watson Health, serves millions annually. Mercy includes more than 40 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, 800 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 44,000 co-workers and 2,100 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Mercy also has clinics, outpatient services and outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. In addition, Mercy’s IT division, Mercy Technology Services, supply chain organization, ROi, and Mercy Virtual commercially serve providers and patients in more than 20 states coast to coast.
supply chain organization, ROi, and Mercy Virtual commercially serve providers and patients in more than 20 states coast to coast.