Doylestown Health welcomed members of the Byers family for a private dedication of the Byers Reflection Garden and the sculpture at its center, “Dance of the Cranes,” outside the newly opened Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion at Doylestown Hospital.
The sculpture was created by John Raimondi to honor the flight of the sandhill crane and the Native Americans to whom the bird was culturally important. The fluid design of the sculpture suggests different things from different angles and was installed so that the first thing visitors see when approaching the building is a heart, representing the dedication of this building to cardiovascular care.
When Bob Byers, Sr., first saw this sculpture, he said it lifted his spirit up, and made him think of something joyful. It originally stood in the sculpture gardens at Byers Choice, until Bob offered it as the centerpiece to the garden. The Byers have supported Doylestown Health for 30 years in many ways, most recently with custom-made personal protective equipment (PPE) during the pandemic.