Running errands leads to great discoveries. Family Dollar carries milk from Reiter Dairy, Wendy’s offers free drinks for senior citizens, and Kemba Financial Credit Union has an ATM at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.
Even if hanging out in hospitals isn’t your thing, consider stopping by Mount Carmel St. Ann’s to spend some time at its attractive new entrance.
Outside, you’ll discover Grace, a lovely marble sculpture crafted by Nina Menduni, a former Columbus resident. The sculpture depicts a seated St. Ann with a caring arm around her young daughter, Mary, the future mother of Jesus, whose hands are clasped as she looks upward. The sculpture was commissioned with money donated by Michele and David Bianconi, co-chairs of the Mount Carmel Foundation’s capital campaign for the hospital’s recent expansion, which created a new tower with 60 beds, a cardiovascular center, an orthopedic, neurosurgery and spine inpatient-care unit, and a parking garage. The sculpture was dedicated and blessed by The Most Reverend Frederick Campbell, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus, in October 2013.
Step inside and you’ll find plenty of evidence that the faith-based Catholic hospital exudes hospitality, healing and hope.
Browse the gift shop, enjoy a Starbucks coffee drink and a snack at Healing Grounds, relax in comfortable chairs, enjoy a cozy fire burning in a fireplace, and listen to occasional live musical performances by volunteers in the hospital’s music ministry.
A display pays tribute to the Dr. Joseph Gallen Sr. and the Joseph and Janet Gallen Memorial Endowment Fund. Dr. Joseph Gallen, Sr. and his son, Dr. Joseph Gallen, were both obstetricians and Chiefs of Staff at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s. During his career, the younger Dr. Gallen delivered more than 12,000 babies. Both doctors helped Mount Carmel St. Ann’s become a leading maternity hospital and regional medical center.
Find information about upcoming health and wellness classes and health concerns in a branch of the Mount Carmel Consumer Health Library. Literature racks and computer terminals facilitate self-service information discovery, but personalized service and assistance is also available from professional staff at the library’s main Mount Carmel West Hospital location. There, you can walk in and spend time browsing through journals, magazines, books, DVDs, brochures, pamphlets and other educational information about medical topics. Reference assistance is also provided over the telephone and via a direct chat connection through the library’s website.
The hospital’s expansion also created Bryden Bistro, a cafeteria named for the hospital’s original location in Old Town East in Columbus. Designed to create a memorable experience, its menu features pizza baked in a brick oven, salad and wok stations, and made-to-order burgers.