Memorial Patio at Riverfront Park Complete;
Next Phase Announced
Mercy Home Health and Hospice has collaborated with the Fort Scott Riverfront Authority Board and the City of Fort Scott to build a memorial patio for hospice patients near the walking trail at the Riverfront Park on North National Avenue and Maple Road in Fort Scott.
“The project came about as a way to honor patients and families that Mercy Hospice has served since we opened in 2012,” said Tabitha Stults, community relations coordinator for Mercy Home Health and Hospice.
Plans for the memorial patio began in April of 2017 as part of the Mercy Hospice fifth year anniversary celebration. Eighteen months later the project is complete and ready for the next phase.
“Our hospice team will work closely with family members who wish to honor a loved one,” Stults added. For a $10 fee, the name of a patient who has been served by Mercy Hospice will be engraved onto a brick to be laid in the patio.”
All the brick have been recycled from the City of Fort Scott.
To learn more about purchasing a brick to honor loved one, please contact Melissa George or Tabitha Stults at 620-223-8090.
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.