Our Family Garden for Maternity Patients and their Families
Banner Gateway Medical Center offers maternity patients and their families a Family Garden – a half-acre lush spot that sits directly outside the hospital’s maternity wing.
It is a safe, serene and comforting area with the security and peace of mind in a hospital setting.
The garden includes a walking path, two eight-foot water features, structural steel shade canopies, benches, chairs, covered playground equipment and desert landscaping including mesquite trees and agaves.
The garden is in a secured area where new mothers can relax with their newborns, while still being monitored by the hospital’s newborn security system. Women in labor can meander along the walking path.
McCarthy Building Cos., the general contractor that built Banner Gateway, donated its services for the construction of the garden. Subcontractors that donated their services include Valleycrest Landscaping, Bowman Brothers Concrete, Brown’s Custom Fence, Delta Diversified Electric, CSW Contractors and Schuff Steel. McCarthy and the subcontractors contributed a total of $278,000 toward the total cost of the garden.