Prisma Health will make its mark on Unity Park by sponsoring a central welcome center. The health care system already sponsors the Swamp Rabbit Trail, which passes through the park.
A $1 million investment will go to the construction of the center, which will feature a self-service first aid station, lactation room and a community gathering place for public events and educational programs, including health seminars, according to a news release.
“The many partnerships we’re fortunate to have in our communities help fuel our purpose: to inspire health, serve with compassion and make a difference,” Prisma Health President and CEO Mark O’Halla said in the news release. “Unity Park is knitting our community together, fostering a sense of belonging and honoring the rich history of the surrounding neighborhoods and people who live there.”
The 10,000-square-foot Prisma Health Welcome Center will be built between the park’s playground area and the Reedy River, seen from the center’s wrap-around porch.
“At Prisma Health, we strive to help those around us feel safe, healthy and supported, and creating a welcome center for Unity Park is an additional way we can underscore that,” O’Halla said in the release.
Prisma Health joins Michelin Corporate Foundation, Duke Energy Foundation, Greenville Water, Auro Hotels, Craig and Vicki Brown, the Donovan family, the Spinks Family Foundation, TD Bank, Synnex Corp., Fluor Corp., Verizon, the Community Foundation of Greenville and Greenville Women Giving in publicly announcing their partnerships in Unity Park. More than $12 million in private money has been raised for construction of the first phase of the park, scheduled to open in late spring 2022, according to the release.
“Greenville has been blessed over the past hundred years with a robust and transformative health system,” Mayor Knox White said in the release. “Not only that, but Prisma Health carries the legacy of caring deeply for the community, far beyond the clinical care it provides inside its walls. Their investment in Unity Park will continue to touch lives for generations to come, and we are truly grateful.”