Arts & Garden

Our campus provides an environment we hope is inviting for you – medically, emotionally and spiritually.

The Healing Art & Garden Collection includes an art, meditation room, sculptures, gardens and wellness paths. They are yours to enjoy, anytime.


The work of different North Dakota and visiting artists transforms the facility with over 75 pieces photographs, bronze statues, glass and metal sculptures and paintings.

Each piece is handpicked by curators, staff and patients to assemble a permanent healing art collection that reflects our region’s culture, landscape, and heritage. In collaboration with The ArtsCenter in Jamestown, a rotating visiting artists wall highlights new pieces of mixed media available for purchase.

kornovich healing gardens

Image of JRMC Kornovich Healing Garden, which was donated by the community through JRMC Foundation.

The Edmund, Florence and Daniel Kornovich Healing Gardens & Walking Path

In 2009, Daniel Kornovich named JRMC in a bequest to help build the new medical center campus. Because of his wishes and love for the land, the healing gardens are named in memory of Daniel and his parents’ Edmund and Florence.

They offer original sculptures and serene retreats for guests and staff to relax in nature. A walking path surrounding the facility has recently been added.

Legendary medical care is about healing the body, but also touching the heart, the mind and the spirit.

Daniel Kornovich was a quiet, hard-working man who loved the land and took great pride in farming. In his understated way, he told Jan Barnes, past JRMC Foundation Director, several years ago that he was going to give “a very nice gift” through a trust established by his will. “I may last six months, six years or another 20 years – who knows? But I have taken care of the hospital in a very nice way,” said Kornovich.

He certainly did. That “nice way” emerged after his death on June 15, 2009. He left $1.6 million dollars for the new medical center – the largest single gift the Foundation has ever received.

Kornovich had other ties to JRMC. Originally a patient in Cardiac Rehab, after his recovery he became a faithful fan of the Wellness Center. Deanna from Cardiac Rehab said, “He enjoyed the social aspect of the Wellness Center. He loved visiting with everyone.”

LouAnn Redlin, who worked in the Wellness Center, knew his parents from St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Buchanan. “We developed a friendship right away,” she said, “we always talked about farming and ranching.”

He attended the Wellness Center’s Christmas party and summer picnic. “He felt it was like a family, since he had none anymore,” Redlin adds. He and Dave Mulfinger were coffee buddies. “When you asked Dan what he was going to do for the day, he’d always say, “I’m going out to the farm,” Mulfinger recalls. “He loved his Dodge pick-up and would drive out to the farm in it to check it daily. He was a really nice guy,” says Mulfinger.

Daniel Kornovich will be remembered for leaving a legacy that continues to help countless people whom he’ll never meet. We will be forever grateful for his trust and confidence in our medical center and his gift for the future.