Maury Regional Health Care Foundation installs new serenity wall


COLUMBIA, Tenn. — On October 14, the Maury Regional Health Care Foundation unveiled a new serenity wall on the Labor & Delivery floor at Maury Regional Medical Center made possible by a donation from Columbia resident Ronnie Erwin in memory of his late wife, Lynn McKee Erwin.

The new wall greets family members with a scenic digital display of nature — equipped with falling leaves and rippling water — as they enter the waiting area of the medical center’s Labor & Delivery Unit. The intention behind the serenity wall is to provide peace and comfort to those awaiting news regarding their loved ones.

“Ronnie’s passion for giving back to the medical center in such a kind and meaningful way is so greatly appreciated,” said Foundation Executive Director Joe Kilgore. “This wall is beautiful and will soothe many anxious families in the years to come.”

Born and raised in Maury County, a teenage Lynn volunteered as a candy striper at Maury Regional and held dreams of one day working on the maternity floor. While she would ultimately pursue a career in elementary education, the hospital would continue to hold a special place in her heart, according to Ronnie.

Following Lynn’s passing in 2019, Ronnie contacted the hospital with an idea: to provide comfort and tranquility for individuals in moments of high excitement and anxiety in honor of Lynn. The concept was inspired by the serenity wall on the medical center’s Critical Care Unit.

“I want to express my appreciation to all that have made this dream come true to produce this beautiful mural canvas that is what I call ‘Lynn’s Serenity Wall,’” Ronnie said. “Part of Lynn’s spiritual DNA was to love others as yourself, and it is my desire that Lynn’s serenity wall will provide comfort, calmness and joy to all who have an opportunity to view it.”

The fourth floor at Maury Regional Medical Center is dedicated to childbirth and gynecological care, which includes spacious suites where new parents can experience labor, delivery and recovery in comfort and privacy. The medical center also offers a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which provides specialized care for newborns with a wide variety of health conditions, such as prematurity, respiratory problems and infections. Learn more about childbirth services at

Since 2006, the Maury Regional Health Care Foundation has funded more than $3.6 million in programs and services for at-risk and underserved patients across southern Middle Tennessee. These programs include the mobile medical unit, medication and transportation assistance, community health initiatives, a food bank for discharged patients in need, educational support, employee assistance and more.

Photo Caption: Pictured (l-r) are Ronnie Erwin, Maury Regional Interim CEO and Chief Medical Officer Martin Chaney, MD, and Foundation Executive Director Joe Kilgore during the unveiling of the new serenity wall located on the Labor & Delivery floor at Maury Regional Medical Center.

Return To Previous Page