CHRISTUS Spohn’s Kieschnick Guest House has provided family members whose loved ones are hospitalized at CHRISTUS Spohn Corpus Christi hospitals with a special, low cost, “home-away-from-home” for over 30 years. Thanks to gifts from generous donors, family members who stay at the Kieschnick Guest House can have a safe place to rest, share a meal and converse with others who are having similar experiences, while still being close to their loved one.

Most recently, Eagle Scout candidate, Brian Anthony Kostoch, from Troop 157 and his group of volunteers completed his Eagle Scout Service Project at the Kieschnick Guest House. The Eagle Scout Service Project gives a Boy Scout with a Life Scout rank in the Boy Scouts of America the opportunity to demonstrate leadership while performing a project for the benefit of his community.

Brian’s Eagle Scout Service Project was to transform an existing tired yard area at a local health care hospital house into a beautiful meditation and dining garden.

After spending much time digging through oyster shells, clay and tough roots, Brian and his team reached his goal of refurbishing the Kieschnick Guest House grounds by adding new mulch, numerous large plants and a brand new weatherproof picnic table for outdoor dining or simple rest and reflection. In addition, Brian and his team painted safety stripes to mark a step and ramp that is located near the back entrance of the house.

CHRISTUS Spohn Health System and Kieschnick Guest House Coordinator, Jane Dykes, would like to publicly thank Brian and his team for choosing the Kieschnick Guest House to complete his Eagle Scout Service Project.

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