The Perfect Enemy | Salinas Valley Health and Healing Together host dedication ceremony for Rose River Memorial Art Project - KSBW Monterey
April 14, 2024

Salinas Valley Health and Healing Together host dedication ceremony for Rose River Memorial Art Project – KSBW Monterey

Salinas Valley Health and Healing Together host dedication ceremony for Rose River Memorial Art Project  KSBW Monterey

Salinas Valley Health and Healing Together hosted the Monterey County dedication of the Rose River Memorial art project, recognizing the impact of COVID-19 and promoting community healing. The display features over 2,500 handmade red felt roses, one for each life lost in the county. The project aims to help communities heal and honor those lost to the pandemic.“Healthcare workers were on the frontlines of the crisis however so were many others,” said Nadine Semer, MD, Salinas Valley Health palliative care physician. “The emotional impact of COVID-19 was experienced in every corner of our communities.” The renowned artist co-founder of the national effort was one of the ceremony speakers, praising Salinas Valley Health for their leadership. The event was a powerful reminder of the impact of COVID-19 and the resilience of those affected.“It’s very special for me to be here today with my family,” said Marcos Lutyens, international artist and co-founder of Rose River Memorial. “Salinas Valley Health is the first medical center to take a lead on an art installation and the result is a beautiful tapestry of people healing together from a global crisis.”

Salinas Valley Health and Healing Together hosted the Monterey County dedication of the Rose River Memorial art project, recognizing the impact of COVID-19 and promoting community healing.

The display features over 2,500 handmade red felt roses, one for each life lost in the county. The project aims to help communities heal and honor those lost to the pandemic.

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“Healthcare workers were on the frontlines of the crisis however so were many others,” said Nadine Semer, MD, Salinas Valley Health palliative care physician. “The emotional impact of COVID-19 was experienced in every corner of our communities.”

The renowned artist co-founder of the national effort was one of the ceremony speakers, praising Salinas Valley Health for their leadership. The event was a powerful reminder of the impact of COVID-19 and the resilience of those affected.

“It’s very special for me to be here today with my family,” said Marcos Lutyens, international artist and co-founder of Rose River Memorial. “Salinas Valley Health is the first medical center to take a lead on an art installation and the result is a beautiful tapestry of people healing together from a global crisis.”