Lavender Room provides a place for relaxation for St. Luke’s Hospital staff

Published 10:55 am Wednesday, July 27, 2022

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The Foundation for St. Luke’s Hospital recently received a $5,000 grant from the Polk County Community Foundation to create a St. Luke’s staff relaxation room called the Lavender Room. 

Amanda Thompson, F-SLH Executive Director, shared, “The St. Luke’s staff have worked incredibly hard over the past two years caring for our community throughout the pandemic. We recognized the potential of staff burnout from the increased workload and we desired to create a relaxing breakroom where staff could pause for a quiet moment and re-charge.” 

Polk County Community Foundation awarded the generous funding to show their appreciation for the efforts of St. Luke’s Hospital staff. The Lavender Room consists of a massage chair, aromatherapy, music, art, adult coloring books, and a space for stretching exercises. 

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Stephanie Postol, Chief Nursing Officer, shared, “Hospital staff are faced regularly with stressful circumstances that impact their emotional wellbeing. Through the kindness and generosity of the Polk County Community Foundation, our staff now have a place to go and reset. From a quick massage to yoga, the Lavender Room is equipped to soothe the mind, body and spirit providing much-needed support for our health care heroes.”

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Submitted by Amanda Thompson