West Hills Hospital
October 14, 2020

Local nonprofit supports hospital with painted rock garden to lift spirits during pandemic

West Hills, Calif. — On Oct. 20, 2020, at 2:00pm, West Hills Hospital & Medical Center is hosting a dedication ceremony for its new “Love Rocks” garden, a gift from local nonprofit Connecting a Caring Community. The garden features painted rocks with positive messages for patients and staff to lift their spirits as they continue facing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through their Love Rocks campaign, Connecting a Caring Community is mobilizing the community to paint thousands of rocks with messages of encouragement, kindness and love. These rocks will then be built into gardens at hospitals, schools and other organizations.

West Hills Hospital is the first organization to receive its Love Rocks, which will be scattered throughout the gardens in front of the hospital. In addition to uplifting messages for COVID-19 patients, the rocks will feature words of inspiration and compassion to boost the morale of medical teams who are dealing with the emotional highs and lows of the pandemic each day.

“We are so grateful for the outpouring of support the community has shown us throughout the pandemic,” said Mark Miller, the hospital’s president and CEO. “A huge, heartfelt thank you to Connecting a Caring Community for making our team feel so special and giving us a reason to smile every time we see our new Love Rocks garden.”

Connecting a Caring Community

Connecting a Caring Community is a nonprofit that brings the community together to raise funds and provide relief to those in need. Its programs strive to create a culture of giving back through awareness, experience and meaningful interactions that benefit both the recipient and the giver, enabling the community to give, love and grow. Get more information on Connecting a Caring Community.

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