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Webinar: Positive Impacts of a Hospital Garden on Patients, Families and Nurses

When: March 14, 2019
Time: 11:00am Pacific
Price: $65 Individual View/$150 Group View

1 unit EDAC continuing education
1 unit AIA continuing education
IDCEC credit also available

CEU forms available for download during webinar


This webinar is free to our Affiliate+ members.


Medical centers are places of high stress for patients, family members, and health care professionals. This webinar will present an overview of the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center garden research project. For this project, The Center for Health Design awarded Legacy Health and Quatrefoil, Inc. its 2018 Evidence-Based Design Touchstone Award at the highest Platinum Level.  Attendees will gain an understanding of the impact of an evidence-based design (EBD) process to create a hospital garden to reduce stress in three different user groups, learn the positive effects of a garden on different hospital populations, and see how the garden is used in daily programming to serve all hospital populations.

This five-year project included an interdisciplinary design team, three EBD research teams, and a team of stakeholders led by principal co-investigators Roger Ulrich PhD, EDAC, and Serene Perkins M.D., Director of Clinical Research.  Legacy’s Medical Director for Employee Health leads efforts to translate research findings into regular programming and opportunities for Legacy’s 14,000 employees and 3500 physicians. Clinical practice nurse leaders are implementing the findings to support the well-being of Legacy’s 4,500 nurses by addressing key issues in the American Nurses Association Health Risk Appraisal.  


Learning Objectives

  • Describe elements of an evidence-based design process to create a hospital garden to reduce stress in different user groups.
  • Describe the positive effects of the garden on three different populations of hospital users:  nurses working in high-stress units; stressed family members of ICU patients; and postpartum mothers and their partners.
  • Understand EBD strategies and techniques for garden design and year-round therapeutic programming.
  • Translate post occupancy research into other therapeutic garden design.


Presenting Faculty

Dr. Minot Cleveland, Medical Director of Employee Health, Legacy Health

An expert in health promotion and preventive medicine, Dr. Minot Cleveland is the Medical Director of Employee Health for Legacy Health in Portland, Oregon. He is an attending physician in the Ambulatory Care Unit in the Emergency Departments at Legacy Good Samaritan and Mt. Hood Medical Centers.  Dr. Cleveland was the first Project Director of "Active Living by Design in Three Oregon Communities," a grant funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  He has been a consultant for Oregon Research Institute grants focused on community-based approaches to promoting and increasing physical activity.  Dr. Cleveland is an accomplished speaker on physical activity, health promotion, physical education and public policy.


Teresia Hazen, MEd, HTR, QMHP, Coordinator, Therapeutic Garden Program, Legacy Health

Teresia M. Hazen is an expert in therapeutic garden design and programming and has been with Legacy Health since 1991. Teresia is responsible for the 1991 pioneering of horticultural therapy and therapeutic gardens for Legacy’s long-term care and skilled nursing patients. Today, she oversees the therapeutic garden program in twelve hospital gardens and HT services at the Rehabilitation Institute of Oregon and Randall Children’s Hospital. Teresia calls upon her extensive, broad-based background to facilitate interdisciplinary garden design teams and to develop therapeutic programs in healthcare gardens. She is responsible for aspects of fund development, marketing, public relations and volunteer services to sustain Legacy therapeutic garden programs. She represents Legacy in health and nearby nature collaborative work at the regional state and national levels. 


Brian Bainnson, ASLA, Landscape Architect, Quatrefoil Inc.

Brian Bainnson, ASLA, is a landscape architect with over 30-years of experience in project planning and design on a wide range of institutional, commercial, governmental, recreational and residential projects. He is committed to helping clients achieve design solutions that are appropriate, timely and cost-effective. He has engaged with the Legacy Therapeutic Garden program since 1998 to help interdisciplinary design teams translate the evidence base to healthcare garden design serving patients in recovery in rehabilitation, burn, pediatrics, ICU, family birth, behavioral health and dementia programs, and for visitor and employee stress reduction.