The name, “Uplands” was inspired by a poem by James G. Clark:

The Call
I saw the mountain stand
Silent and wonderful and grand
Looking out across the land,
When the golden light was falling
On a distant dome and spire.
And I heard a low voice calling
“Come up higher,
Come up higher,
From the lowland and the mire
From the mist of earth desire,
From the vain pursuit of pelf,[1]
From the attitude of self,
Come up higher,
Come up higher.

After reading the poem, Dr. May wanted to convey something of the idea in naming her health care ministry.  “Up from the lowlands…Uplands!”  That became its name.

[1] “pelf” – Wealth or riches, especially when dishonestly acquired.

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