Tina and Craig Martin stand with the Healer’s Touch sculpture.

On Nov. 15, Lancaster General Hospital welcomed a meaningful addition, a large Healer’s Touch sculpture, which greets employees and guests alike as they pass through one of the hospital’s main corridors.

The sculpture, which was given by Craig Martin, Plant Engineering electrician, and his wife, Tina Martin, a former LG Health employee, represents the unique caring relationship nurses develop with their patients.

“This is a beautiful way for employees to start and end their day,” said Lanyce Roldan, Chief Nursing Executive. “The sculpture serves as a reminder to all that even on the busiest day, we all serve a vital role in aiding others.”

Smaller versions of the Healer’s Touch sculpture are presented to winners of The DAISY Award, a nationwide program that celebrates the extraordinary care nurses provide every day. LG Health is a proud DAISY Award hospital partner, recognizing RNs with this special honor each month.

Each year the DAISY Foundation imports thousands of the sculptures, which are hand-carved by artists of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe, Africa, also known for their deeply rooted respect for their community healers.

“We are happy to have the opportunity to make this gift,” the Martins shared.  “We feel that this is a great reminder of how much every employee works together to positively impact the lives of patients.”

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