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Covenant Children’s to Open Kids Discovery Garden

from Covenant Children’s Hospital

Ribbon-cutting ceremony and blessing will show off new children’s area.

Covenant Children’s will open and dedicate Covenant Kids Discovery Garden , 2-3 p.m. Monday, June 5, 2017 at Covenant Children’s, 4000 24th St.

Young patients at Covenant Children’s will have the opportunity to learn and play in this beautiful space designed just for kids. This one-of-a-kind garden is intended to entertain children undergoing treatment and

other medical challenges and encourages them to engage in interactive play.

The discovery space includes sensory features like lamb’s ear and other decorative plants, as well as herbs, fruits and vegetables such as basil, strawberries, cucumbers, eggplant and tomatoes – all to help teach

healthy eating habits. Other features include “acorn” chairs, a “log” bench and a balance log, with occupational and other therapeutic needs in mind. Other main attractions are a mom and foal horse sculpture and

larger-than-life playable chimes. The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce will be on hand to facilitate the ribbon cutting. Along with other community partners, Parkhill, Smith & Cooper contributed a $20,000 grant to

help fund the project.

About Covenant Health:

Covenant Health has served for almost 100 years as the only faith-based integrated health network in the West Texas, eastern New Mexico region providing a Christian healing ministry. Covenant’s network includes six hospitals, more than 1,000 licensed beds, more than 5,000 employees, 97 primary care providers, a medical staff of more than 600 physicians at its cornerstone facilities, and a regionally based health plan – FirstCare — offering high-quality affordable healthcare coverage. To learn more about Covenant Health, please visit covenanthealth.org.