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Sacred Garden Dedicated at the S. Mitchell Mack Hospice House

Monday, July, 18, 2022

On Monday, July 18, 2022, the Board of Directors, staff, and donors gathered to dedicate the new Sacred Garden at the S. Mitchell Mack Hospice House (MHH) with a short ceremony and butterfly release.

The garden serves as a calm and peaceful place for patients, families, and the community to enjoy.

“This Sacred Garden will serve as a way for patients and families to have a tranquil and relaxing place to reflect and recharge during what can be a challenging time,” said Charles Ashe, Chief Compliance & Administrative Officer. “It has been an honor to work with Watt Landscaping and Darrell Watt again. We are incredibly thankful for his dedication to this beautiful project.”

The garden is fitted with a paved walking trail and benches to rest and reflect. It features a moving waterfall, bridge, gazebo, fountain, and statue, all accessible by wheelchair or even a patient in a hospital bed.

The garden would not have been possible without the kindness of several donors, including Dr. Jane Testerman & family, Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Shoe, Mr. & Mrs. David Green, Mr. & Mrs. Erskine Smith, Julie Crandell, and Joe LaFave and family, who donated and built the beautiful gazebo in memory of Mrs. Patricia LaFave.

“HPCIC has accomplished many achievements during this past year and most notably is the improved access to care for our Mooresville community with the S. Mitchell Mack Hospice House.” Said Mike Smith, President/CEO. “Since serving our first patient in September 2021, nearly 200 patients have been cared for here at MHH. This garden will serve as an added layer of comfort for all patients and those who visit patients here.”

The garden also offers a beautiful way for families to honor their loved ones with several naming opportunities. Opportunities include engraved paver stones, a donor wall, and a limited number of benches and trees. If you want more information about naming opportunities in the MHH Sacred Garden, please get in touch with Mindy Rice at 704-873-4719 or

Download Garden information and order form here: MHH Garden 2022_with Fillable Form.pdf (


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