Art in a Hospital? Does it Help with Healing?

Read this short Detroit News article, Saint. Joseph Mercy Oakland Enhancing Hospital Environment, appearing in the paper on March 22, 2012.

Not only does this hospital currently display art on its walls, but it is now seeking art to purchase or commission to become a permanent part of the new South Patient Tower, currently under construction. The hospital plans to incorporate art into the actual architectural design and encourages artists to produce images that “…evoke images of peace and healing…” A link for interested artists is in the article.

By the way, this hospital has Michigan’s first senior emergency department.

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