Little Company of Mary Hospital Held its Annual Remembrance Service for Families Who Have Experienced The Loss of a Baby

The unexpected death of a baby leaves parents with such deep heartache and sorrow. The invitation for caring, support and guidance during this difficult time of mourning is so invaluable to healing and is being offered by The Family Birth Center at Little Company of Mary Hospital (LCMH).

LCMH Perinatal Loss Committee

The LCMH Perinatal Loss Committee hosted their Annual Remembrance Service in honor of babies who have left the earth too soon.  The ceremony took place on May 20, 2018 in the Cherished Angel Garden, directly north of the Hospital.

The Garden was dedicated in remembrance of babies who have passed away and offers a place for family and friends to grieve and reflect upon the loss. The sisters of Little Company of Mary generously donated space for the Garden on the East side of their convent. The Garden was created and funded entirely through volunteer efforts from the Perinatal Loss Committee and the Family Birth Center Staff at LCMH.

If you or someone you know are mourning the loss of a baby, Little Company of Mary’s Perinatal Loss Committee encourages you to reflect at the garden. The committee also holds a FREE Cherished Angel Perinatal Loss Support Group on the third Saturday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to Noon. The group is led by Kathryn D. Gardner, MA, LCPC, Specialist in Women’s Issues. All meetings will be held at LCMH in the West Pavilion, Room W8500.

For more information, contact Gina Demas, RN, at 708.229.5928 or Susie Schultz, Cherished Angel Mom, at cherishedangelsupport@lcmh.org.

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