Healing Garden at Pocono Medical Center by Cairone and Kaupp Opens
In conjunction with the recent opening of the Cancer Treatment facility at Pocono Medical Center, Cairone and Kaupp was proud to be part of EwingCole’s team in the development of an entry healing garden. As part of the masterplan, an open space was dedicated with the vision of creating a seamless transition from building to site. The resulting healing garden consequently helps to define the day to day experience of patient, visitor and staff by establishing a sense of calm through the creation of a supportive and inspirational environment for relief from fear and anxiety. Incorporating a gentle meandering perimeter path, the garden encourages and engages the visitor to experience the beautiful and unique landscape of the Pocono Mountains region, world-class in its reputation as a vacation destination as well as one of the most desirable natural settings in the Mid-Atlantic States. Featured plant species include mountain laurel, rhododendron, dogwood, shadblow serviceberry, river birch and numerous native fern and understory species. The sensitive site landscape lighting system designed into the plantings provides soft accents across the garden throughout the evening hours.
Further emphasizing its seamless nature, a unique water element inspired by the famous trout streams of Pennsylvania was incorporated both in the pavilions lobby as well as the central experience of the garden. This water element or ‘rill’ provides the perfect natural connection.
Our work at Pocono Medical Center reinforces our commitment to our region’s prominent healthcare institutions which includes Cooper University Hospital, Temple University Health System (Fox Chase Cancer Center & Jeanes Hospital), and Memorial Sloane Kettering.