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Marianjoy Receives Grant from The DuPage Community Foundation

Grant will help support an environmentally friendly rain garden which will provide numerous benefits to the local community and ecosystem

WHEATON, Ill. – The DuPage Community Foundation recently awarded a $20,000 grant to Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital of Wheaton, Illinois, to support the creation of a biologically diverse and peaceful rain garden that will improve the quality of storm water while adding to Marianjoy’s holistic healing environment.

“We are grateful to The DuPage Community Foundation for their generosity and for partnering with Marianjoy to ensure that we can meet this vision in advancing rehabilitative care for our community,” said Kathleen Yosko, Marianjoy President and CEO. “At Marianjoy, we thoughtfully integrate the healing effects of nature into our environment and the creation of the native rain garden will enlarge the scope of our holistic, healing atmosphere.”

Marianjoy enlisted the expertise of DuPage Stormwater Management in conceptualizing the rain garden, which was designed by Bammi & Associates, LLC.  Permeable pathway pavers are expected to reduce excessive water runoff, and prairie plants will create a natural habitat for wildlife. In addition, the accessible rain garden will allow patients and visitors in wheelchairs to explore Marianjoy’s 60-acre wooded campus more safely and easily.

The rain garden will replace the current retention pond and will reside adjacent to the new Aquatic Therapy Center.  These additions are features of Marianjoy’s Legacy Campaign, a capital improvement project that will focus on the expansion of an Assistive Rehabilitation Technology Institute, a new Aquatic Therapy Center, and a modern Conference and Education Center. The Grand Opening for the new facilities is slated for the fall.

  

About The DuPage Community Foundation

The DuPage Community Foundation seeks to raise the quality of life throughout DuPage County by fostering philanthropy, connecting donors to area needs and building community partnerships.  Based on the American virtues of volunteerism and philanthropy, the Foundation fosters a legacy of support for the people of DuPage County by making grants to not‐for‐profit organizations working in the areas of arts and culture, education, environment, health, and human services.  Since its inception, the Foundation has built its endowment to more than $55 million and awarded more than $18 million in grants to not‐for‐profit agencies serving the residents of DuPage County and beyond.  To learn more, visit www.dcfdn.org

About Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital is a nonprofit teaching hospital in Wheaton, Illinois, dedicated to the delivery of physical medicine and rehabilitation programs including stroke, neuromuscular, orthopedic, brain injury, spinal cord injury, and pediatrics. Marianjoy’s state-of-the-art, 128 private room replacement hospital is designed to provide rehabilitative care in a naturally holistic setting. Founded in 1972, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital maintains an extensive network of inpatient, subacute, and outpatient sites and physician clinics throughout the Chicago area. Marianjoy is a member of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. To learn more, visit www.marianjoy.org.

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