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Healing Arts and Gardens

In Touch with Nature and the Arts

MidMichigan Health believes in treating the whole person. We recognize the connection between mind, body and spirit, and many of our programs take an integrative medicine approach that attends to more than just physical symptoms. Our collections, galleries, gardens and wellness trails complement those programs through nature and the arts.

Patients, visitors and staff frequently need time to step back and reflect. We provide spaces such as chapels and gardens for them to be alone with their thoughts.

Our Artwork Collections

Throughout our facilities, we strive to feature the work of local area artists for the enjoyment of patients, visitors and the public. For example, our medical center in Mt. Pleasant has a cooperative venture with Art Reach of Mid Michigan, which selects local artwork for display in our patient care and waiting areas.  To inquire about exhibiting artwork in our facilities, please call Art Reach of Mid Michigan at (989) 773-3689. You may also download A Walking Tour of Artwork in the patient tower at MidMichigan Medical Center–Midland.

Gardens and Wellness Trails

Waterfall at GladwinThe Living Garden at the Medical Center in Gladwin offers a spot of serenity for patients, visitors and staff. Visitors can stroll through the area and enjoy the soothing sounds of a waterfall. A beautifully decorated sidewalk and patio area allows patients in wheelchairs an opportunity to rest and enjoy the peacefulness of nature.

Wellness Trails in MidlandThe MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland has more than three miles of wooded Wellness Trails where visitors, patients and staff can exercise, meditate or relax. Deer and other wildlife often are seen along the trails. Trail Map (PDF 130 KB)

Reflection Garden in MidlandThe fragrance of fresh blooms...the trickle of falling water...the Reflection Garden at MidMichigan Medical Offices - Midland is a soothing oasis where patients, visitors and staff can rest and recharge. The garden holds more than 20 varieties of plants and flowers, and paths are wide enough for wheelchairs. This courtyard may also be enjoyed from inside, especially by outpatients receiving chemotherapy.

Healing Arts Radiation OncologyAll MidMichigan radiation oncology centers offer visual and music therapy to help patients relax during treatments. Patients often comment on the soothing nature of beautiful gardens, indoor murals or the rhythmic motions of tropical fish.

How Do I Call a Patient?

For patient privacy, we do not give out direct phone numbers to inpatient rooms. Please call the switchboard numbers below and ask for the patient by full name. Please keep in mind that patients may elect not to receive phone calls. See more ways to stay in touch.

Hospitals

Alpena (989) 356-7000

Clare (989) 802-5000

Gladwin (989) 426-9286

Gratiot (Alma) (989) 463-1101

Midland (989) 839-3000

West Branch (989) 345-3660

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