Eagle Scout Project Provides Window Boxes for Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center

Health Care facilities often use advanced technology and complex scientific methods to treat diseases and injuries.

When hospitalized, the best medicine can often be tender loving care in a warm comfortable environment.

For his Eagle Scout project Kayson Hoff, Boy Scout from troop 409 of Wausau, improved aesthetics for patients at Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center in Merrill as he recently completed construction of 18 Window Box Planters that will be hung outside of patient rooms.

“This was truly a feel good project that will benefit our patients for many years to come,” said Jane Bentz, Foundation/Community Outreach Director at Ministry Good Samaritan.

The Ministry Good Samaritan Foundation provided materials for the boxes which will be filled and planted by the Ministry Good Samaritan Volunteers.

Current views from the patient rooms on Ministry Good Samaritan’s 2nd Floor overlook the facilities roof and air handling equipment. Bentz says several studies have proved that simple enhancements like flowers or artwork can have a significant impact on patient recovery.

“We are looking forward to making these window boxes come alive with spring flowers, winter greens and other things to bring a smile to patients and families who trust us with their care,” added Bentz. “We are thankful for Kayson’s efforts and the support of our Foundation Board and Volunteers for this project.”

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