The Sky Lakes Medical Center incorporated a number of Healing Environments both inside and out. Visitors are greeted in the lobby with a beautiful courtyard garden and water screen. Here the lobby completely surrounds this garden with views and access to the natural setting.
A center piece of this design is a 5,700 square foot healing garden on the second floor. It features a variety of seating areas, a shading arbor, quiet meditation areas, as well a labyrinth, all on the rooftop over the operating rooms. Another rooftop terrace which overlooks the lobby courtyard is for the staff so they can get some fresh air and a break from their duties.
All of these gardens and the site landscaping were designed with plantings that were tolerant of the cold winters and hot summers characteristic of the Klamath Falls region.