HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (June 13, 2019) Forrest General Healthcare Foundation and Forrest General Hospital hosted a dedication of the Becky and Bill Oliver Healing Garden on Wednesday, June 12, at 4 p.m.
“I am so pleased to introduce the public to The Becky and Bill Oliver Healing Garden. Our donors as well as patients and their caregivers have patiently waited to enjoy the Garden, and I hope this beautiful space provides them comfort for many years to come,” said Martha Dearman, executive director, Forrest General Healthcare Foundation.
The Becky and Bill Oliver Healing Garden at Forrest General’s Cancer Center will offer patients, loved ones and visitors a quiet, outdoor space away from treatment areas. The Garden will be open to all, every day from dawn to dusk. Its purpose is to help reduce the stresses of illness and hospitalization by encouraging calm, comfort, and relaxation.
The Becky and Bill Oliver Healing Garden is part of a Forrest General Healthcare Foundation project called Together We Can…Advancing Cancer Care. The project also included the renovations at the Cancer Center to create the new infusion center and family waiting area and to introduce the Patient Navigation Services Program.
For more information about Forrest General’s Cancer Center, visit forrestgeneral.com/cancer.
Caption: Photographed (left to right) in front of the Becky and Bill Oliver Healing Garden: Andy Woodard, Forrest Health president and CEO; Bill Oliver; Becky Oliver; Martha Dearman, executive director of the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation; Troy Daniels, Forrest Health vice president; and David Fortenberry, chair of the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation board of directors