The Healing Arts at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center

ROCHESTER, MI – Crittenton Hospital Medical Center’s Healing Arts Series brings an innovative program featuring speakers who will explore the non-traditional ways in which one’s environment – through art, design, architecture and natural elements –  can aid in the process of fully healing the body, mind and spirit.


The last installment of the three part series, entitled “Healing through Places, will focus on the impact of nature and ‘green space’ in patient care and hospital environments. The presentation will examine natural elements in hospitals and their role as therapeutic tools for patients and havens for staff and visitors to relieve stress and rejuvenate. Throughout history, gardens have been used to aid in the healing process – from the Japanese Zen Gardens to the Monastic Cloister Gardens. This chapter of the series will discuss how gardens have found a place in modern medicine.

Crittenton Hospital Medical Center welcomes Corey Bordine and Heather Glenday of Bordine’s, the largest family owned production and retail nursery in Michigan. Corey Bordine received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University in Marketing and his MBA from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining the family business, Corey worked for the Coca-Cola Company in Minnesota, Michigan and Texas. He is now a third generation owner of Bordine’s.  Corey and his brother Calvin manage the day-to-day operations of the business. Heather Glenday is also a graduate from Michigan State University with an undergraduate degree in Horticulture. Heather has worked at Bordine’s in many different capacities, and is currently the Senior Manager of Perennials, overseeing the selection, marketing and retailing of perennials throughout the company. Bordine’s has been in business since 1939, with its original location in Rochester Hills.


“Healing Through Places” will be held on Thursday, April 28th at 7:00 pm in the Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Lobby. This program is free of charge and open to the community. Please call (248) 652-5345 or email for reservations. More information can be found at


The Crittenton Foundation is hosting the three-part Healing Arts Series in the midst of a community-wide fundraising effort, named the Cornerstone Campaign, to build a new five-story patient tower. The tower will add approximately 173,000 square feet of space and 90 private patient rooms. Initial plans also include a rooftop healing and remembrance garden. By utilizing rooftop areas, Crittenton will be able to maximize available space and enhance patient surroundings through additional green space. The hospital also plans to pursue LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification for new tower construction. By promoting the use of energy-efficient water, heating, cooling and air filtration systems, Crittenton aims to lessen its environmental impact.

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