July 30, 2012 Edit

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Gardens in Healthcare Conference

Legacy Health presents the 14th Gardens in Healthcare Conference on September 21, 2012 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.

Conference objectives
Participants will:
1. Describe three benefits of gardens for patients, families, visitors and employees.
2. Summarize two research studies to support gardens in healthcare.
3. Outline processes and strategies to promote interdisciplinary planning, programming and evaluation of gardens to apply in your setting.

Target participants
Therapists, physicians, administrators, nurses, facility staff, landscape architects, architects, designers, social workers, spiritual care staff, foundation staff, researchers, horticulturists, garden volunteers and philanthropists

Roger S. Ulrich, Ph.D.
Department of Architecture and Centre for Healthcare
Architecture, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
“Evidence-Based Design: The View out the Window 1984,
Current Research and Trends in Healthcare Gardens”

A sample of the program:
A Physician Panel outlines value of gardens to clinical program goals.
Nathan Kemalyan M.D., Legacy Oregon Burn Center Andrew Mones M.D., Medical Director, Clinical Informatics,
Legacy Health Duncan Neilson M.D., Clinical Vice President, Interim Chief Medical Officer, Legacy Health
Marie Valleroy M.D., physiatrist, Rehabilitation Medicine Associates

Rehabilitation Therapist Panel outlines patient outcomes through use of the garden:
Mary Eileen Barr, P.T., Outpatient Rehabilitation Services, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Peg Bodell, M.A./CCC-SLP, Legacy Rehabilitation Institute of Oregon
Helen Christians, MOT, OT/L, Legacy Oregon Burn Center/ Burn Concern Support Group Coordinator
Marsha Josh, O.T., Inpatient Acute Care, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Laura Ridler, CTRS, Randall Children’s Hospital, Legacy Rehabilitation Institute of Oregon
“My patients accomplish more without realizing they’re working hard when we incorporate their therapy into their favorite leisure activity.” — Mary Eileen Barr, P.T.
Legacy Rehabilitation Services23 years specializing in clients with neurologicinvolvement including CVA, MS, SCI and TBI

For more information and the conference registration brochure visit www.legacyhealth.org/gardens

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