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The Farm at St. Joe's hosts Tea and Tour
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03/17/2014
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The Farm at St. Joe's hosts Tea and Tour
Come visit hospital-based farm at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Farm at St. Joe's is hosting a tea and tour on Saturday, March 29 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, located on the St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor campus at 5555 McAuley Drive, in Ypsilanti. The event is free and open to the public.

Enjoy complimentary tea and refreshments, and see what's growing in the hoophouses. Guided tours will be given at 2:00 and 3:00, including a tour of the accessible hoophouse built in partnership with the Eisenhower Center, which provides outpatient services and residential programs for those recovering from traumatic brain injury. Dress for the weather, and feel free to bring boots if you want to explore the property.

The Farm at St. Joe's is the nation's first hospital farm, featuring three hoophouses, a staff community garden site, patient therapy opportunities, a weekly Farmer's Market held in the main hospital lobby, and food sourced into hospital patient meals and local food banks. The Farm embodies Saint Joseph Mercy Health System's commitment to improving the health of the community by modeling good health and nutrition and influencing how food is produced and distributed. Learn more about the Farm and volunteer opportunities at stjoesannarbor.org/thefarm

Please RSVP by March 24 to bairdz@trinity-health.org or 734-712-HOOP (4667)

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About Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) is a health care organization serving six counties in southeast Michigan including Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne. It includes 537-bed St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, 443-bed St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, 304-bed St. Mary Mercy Livonia, 136-bed St. Joseph Mercy Livingston in Howell, 119-bed St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron and 113-bed Chelsea Community Hospital. Combined, the six hospitals are licensed for 1,726 beds, have six outpatient health centers, six urgent care facilities, more than 25 specialty centers; employ more than 14,000 individuals and have a medical staff of nearly 3,200 physicians.

SJMHS is a member of CHE Trinity Health, one of the largest Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 21 states from coast to coast with 84 hospitals, 95 continuing care facilities and home health and hospice programs that provide nearly 2.4 million visits annually. The organization was formed by the May 2013 consolidation of Trinity Health and Catholic Healthcare East.

For more information on health services offered at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, please visit www.stjoeshealth.org.

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