In 2000, charitable giving made it possible for a new chapel to be created.
This effort established a visible and welcoming sacred space inviting
to people of all faiths or none at all. The project included construction
to enclose the interior structure of the chapel, heating and ventilation
renovations as well as furnishings and accessories. The larger, brighter
and more open space helped fulfill the spiritual needs of patients and
their families, staff, and guests. It is truly the spiritual center for
the whole medical campus.
In 2002 during phase two of this fund raising effort, a glorious wall of
stained glass was added. This work of art, created by David Fjeld, provides
shelter from the hot summer sun and offers a focal point for those spending
precious moments in this truly spiritual space.
In 2005 during the final fund raising phase, the healing garden was put
in place as an extension of the chapel. Patients, family members, and
employees enjoy the serenity of the outdoors, and benefit from the fresh
mountain air, running waters, and greenery.