On Saturday, Carl attended the grand opening ceremony of the new wing of the Espanola Hospital. The new wing gives about 30 to 40% more light to patients’ rooms, because light encourages healing and fights depression.

The new wing also has a nurses’ station for every two rooms. And even better yet, it has a pull-out futon so family members can spend more time with their loved ones (which also speeds healing).

Also nice was all the art on the wall of photographs of beautiful places in New Mexico (and we wouldn’t be surprised if that helped with healing, too!).

What a wonderful job by all the volunteers and staff that made this happen — it shows what happens when we work together to make our community better.