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Harrison Issues September Message from the CEO - 9/7/2012

Video program features the Les & Betty Krueger Family Healing Garden

Harrison’s September edition of the Message from the CEO features a discussion with Scott Bosch, CEO, and Stephanie Cline, executive director of Harrison Foundation about the soon-to-open Les & Betty Krueger Family Healing Garden at Harrison’s Bremerton Campus. Their discussion includes a virtual walk through the garden, including an up-close look at the works of art designed by renowned local artist, Lisa Stirrett.

This garden provides a unique hospital environment for patients, families and visitors, physicians and Harrison staff. It has been designed specifically with tranquility in mind, giving all who enter a respite from the stresses ever present in a hospital environment. Funded entirely by charitable gifts, the garden brings together the very best in health care design and underscores Harrison Medical Center’s dedication to be a caring community.

Garden features:

  • 3,100 sq. ft. rooftop garden with three distinct spaces for visitors: a covered entry, a central “living room,” and a creative work space designed for active programming.
  • Viewing access for patients waiting for out-patient radiation treatment in Radiation Oncology, as well as hospitalized patients and visitors on 3-North;
  • Stairs/ramp to elevated work area offering rehabilitative opportunities;
  • Art elements designed by local artist Lisa Stirrett, including the glass and leaping salmon in the water feature, as well as the garden’s inspirational “Tree of Hope;” and an,
  • Interactive all-weather kiosk featuring messages of hope and healing for patients.

To view the September edition of Message from the CEO, visit

To support the healing environment with a charitable gift, or submit your own message of hope and healing, go to


Harrison Medical Center is a not-for-profit hospital offering medical, surgical, and emergency services at five locations—Bremerton, Silverdale, Port Orchard, Belfair, and Poulsbo—to serve the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas. To learn about Harrison’s many healthcare services, call 866-844-WELL or visit