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Meditation Center Honors Dr. Arthur & Florrie Wolk

On Monday, October 24, 2016, officials at Rutland Regional Medical Center opened the newly constructed Meditation Center in honor of Dr. Arthur and Florrie Wolk.

Located on the hospital’s first floor “Main Street” corridor, the new Meditation Center provides a serene and peaceful sanctuary for patients, families and staff to use for contemplation, prayer or simply quiet and thoughtful reflection.

Arthur and Florrie Wolk who lived, worked and raised their family in Rutland, were active members of the community and Rutland Regional Medical Center family, dedicating their time and service to the health and well-being of others since 1951.

  • Entrance to meditation room

  • Inside Meditation Room

  • Metal Tree

Dr. Wolk, a well-known and beloved pediatrician, touched the lives of countless children and families in the greater Rutland region. Throughout his career, Dr. Wolk was admired by his colleagues, patients, families and friends for his calm, compassionate, wise and thoughtful demeanor. Mrs. Wolk was well respected in the community for her volunteer efforts in the schools, at the Vermont Children’s Aid Society, and as a “Gray Lady” at Rutland Regional.

The vision for the Meditation Center is a credit to longtime Rutland Regional Vice President for Support Services, Mary Nemeth. “Together with her talented construction team, and the inspiration of the Wolk family, Mary has created a peaceful haven for patients, families and staff for many years to come”, said Rutland Regional President, Tom Huebner.

“It is with great pride that we name the Meditation Center in honor of Dr. Arthur and Florrie Wolk. The couple has created a significant legacy in our community and at Rutland Regional,” said Huebner, adding, “Rutland Regional gratefully recognizes Dave and Lyn Wolk for their generous support in honor of Dave’s parents, which has made possible the Dr. Arthur and Florrie Wolk Meditation Center.”

Dave and Lyn Wolk

David & Lyn Wolk

When asked recently about their generosity in support of the new Meditation Center at Rutland Regional, Dave Wolk stated, “It has been a special privilege for Lyn and me to be warmly associated with the incredible folks at Rutland Regional, and for us to honor my parents with this sanctuary of serenity, a perfect tribute to two wonderful people.”

The Dr. Arthur and Florrie Wolk Meditation Center at Rutland Regional Medical Center is open for patients, families and staff 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

 

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