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“The Earth Laughs in Flowers”

The Rita S. Berkowitz Garden was recently dedicated and is now a beautiful new area of seasonal flowers and a tranquil water feature.  The garden, located outside of the hospital’s main lobby, is for all Valley visitors to enjoy. Funded by a generous donation from the Stephen and Mary Birch Foundation, the garden is dedicated to the memory of Rita S. Berkowitz.

This garden will be a place that will be filled with flowers and people, just as Rita would have loved it to be. Members of Rita’s family and representatives from The Steven and Mary Birch Foundation were present for this September dedication.  As chosen by Rita’s family, the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote, “The Earth Laughs in Flowers,” will adorn this garden as a fitting tribute to Rita.


Rita Berkowitz Garden