Manatee Glens to unveil redesigned hospital

December 8, 2012 

Manatee Glens having open house

MANATEE -- Manatee Glens Hospital and Addiction Center, the specialty hospital and outpatient practice treating mental health and addictions, is hosting a ribbon-cutting and open house on 4-7 p.m. Dec. 13 to unveil a "patient-centered redesign."

"Our goal was to create a friendlier image for the hospital. We started by eliminating a lot of the barriers. We wanted the visitors to feel more relaxed and comfortable in all of the public spaces, while making it more enjoyable for patient recovery. All of this within budget, of course," said architect Tom Denslow, in a news release.

The Manatee Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon-cutting at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

To RSVP, email events@manateeglens.org.

Manatee Glens Hospital and Addiction Center is at 2020 26th Ave. E., Bradenton.

Church to offer holiday respite for parents

LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Peace Presbyterian Church, 10902 Technology Terrace, is offering a peaceful shopping day for parents 2-6 p.m. Dec. 15.

The church, off Lakewood Ranch Boulevard between state roads 64 and 70, will provide care for kids in grades K-5.

Games, crafts, music and healthy snacks are planned to give parents time to shop or enjoy a peaceful afternoon.

The cost is $5 per child and the adult caregivers all have passed background checks.

Information and reservations: 941-753-7778.

-- Herald staff reports

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