Providence Friendship Square Complete, Late October Events Planned By PMC  

Providence Friendship Square Complete, Late October Events Planned By PMC  
Courtesy of PMC.

WAYNE – Over two decades ago a vision was put in place to create a Friendship Square which allows a place for those visiting the PMC campus a time to find comfort, joy and peace.

This past weekend the final paver was put in place.

According to a release from Providence Medical Center (PMC), the Friendship Square began in late 1997 with a Sandra Bartling plan and recently was completed with 135 pavers where a ceremony was held on Sunday, October 6.

Those interested were able to purchase each paver with majority of the funds assisting hospital equipment such as a 3D Mammogram.

Most of the Friendship Square pavers were purchased by patients of PMC along with employees or their families and friends.

The final paver featured the late Dr. Willis Wiseman.


Community members are also invited to a pair of events held at PMC in late October. The Second annual PMC Breast Cancer Awareness Event “Mammo, Massage, Munchies & Merlot!” is scheduled for Wednesday, October 23 while footwear expert, Jim Ewoldt with Peak Performance will present “If The Shoe Fits” on Monday, October 28.

The Breast Cancer Awareness Event will be limited to 40 guests with the evening beginning with education sessions from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. by Dr. McLaughlin and Diane Meyer APRN. The keynote speaker is Dr. Mcnaughton, a plastic surgeon who will present on breast reconstruction at 7 p.m. while Mammograms will be offered throughout the night for up to 10 participants.

Ask for Cortney when calling PMC at 402-375-3800 to RSVP.

Then from 6 until 6:30 p.m. walk (or run) to the “If The Shoe Fits” presentation on October 28 hosted by the PMC Physical Therapy Department. Those who attend will learn how the right shoes can help them achieve their fitness goals. Enter through the Therapy wing doors as October is also National Physical Therapy Month and light refreshment will be provided.

Visit or call PMC at 402-375-3800 for more information.