A grateful family touched by the care their father, Ed Nuebel received at Hudson Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Therapy, dedicated a beautiful garden bench in his honor. The Ed Nuebel Bench Dedication ceremony was held Tuesday, July 10 at Hudson Hospital & Clinic’s Community Garden. Prior to his passing in late April 2012, Ed planned to participate in the Hudson Hospital & Clinic Cardiac Rehabilitation Garden.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Group began a garden plot this year which includes vegetable and flower gardens. Gardens can provide a comforting support area to meet and work together on a common goal, and offer a little therapy working with nature’s elements and enjoying the fresh air and excitement of watching the gardens grow. The Community Gardens – Hudson Hospital & Clinic are located on the health campus and supports the hospital’s community health initiative and eco-friendly sustainability goals.
“A very caring and generous man, Ed had purchased a bench to place in the flower garden for fatigued gardeners, those with physical limitation, and cardiac gardeners alike would have a place to rest,” says Alison Egan, Cardiac Therapist, Hudson Hospital Rehabilitation Center.
In early April, Ed started to assemble the bench, but had not completed the bench prior to his passing. Ed’s grandchildren assisted with the completion. The Nuebel family including Ed’s wife Sally, daughters Sandra, Lori, Lisa and Nancy and many of Ed’s grandchildren were in attendance. Also at the ceremony were Pastor Brian Ferguson, many dear friends of the Nuebel Family, and hospital staff.
“Our family is so appreciative of all the care and inspiration Ed received from the Cardiac Rehab staff and other patients. He faithfully worked out three times a week and was so proud of his progress, and we were blessed with his presence for many additional years due to the dedicated staff and volunteers at the Hudson Hospital & Clinic,” says Sally Nuebel.
The Ceremony began with a prayer offered by Pastor Brian Ferguson. Fond memories of Ed were shared by family and friends. The ceremony concluded with photos in the garden, refreshments and a tour of the Rehabilitation Department where Ed touched many staff and fellow patients.