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Creating Cohesive Visual Experiences is a Team Effort

When Distinctive Art Source first opened, our art consultants spent much of our time educating others about the importance of evidence-based art and selecting art that is healthcare appropriate. Now, more than a decade later, hospitals across the country are aware of the benefits of a cohesive visual experience that offers value not only for patients and visitors but also for the community [...]
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How Collaboration Leads to Integrated Healthcare Art Programs

Distinctive Art Source is pleased to present a webinar for The Center for Health Design entitled How Collaboration Leads to Integrated Healthcare Art Programs. Collaboration is the key to outstanding healthcare art programs that meet both individual facility goals and create integrated visual experiences. In fact, the most successful projects are those in which you cannot tell [...]
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Immediate Job Opening: Office Coordinator

Distinctive Art Source seeks full time Office Coordinator to perform administrative and office support activities for multiple staff members: responsible for customer service, travel arrangements/logistics, scheduling meetings, proofing documents, updating spreadsheets, researching information, filing, digital cataloging, scanning, expense reports, maintaining office supplies, printing and [...]
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Barbara Harriman Accepts DAS Award for LSU Top 100: Fastest Growing Tiger Companies

Distinctive Art Source President Barbara Harriman accepted the award naming DAS among the 2016 LSU 100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses on October 13, 2016 in Baton Rouge, La. “I’m honored to be a part of this distinguished group and receive this award on behalf of the entire team at DAS,” says Harriman. “I’m a proud [...]
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DAS Project Among the 2016 CODA Awards Top 100!

DAS is pleased to share that the Henry E. Braselton Chapel at Northeast Georgia Medical Center is among the 2016 CODA Awards Top 100. Projects were selected by an international jury of leaders in the design and art fields and the winners highlight the best in the field, demonstrating the most successful integration of commissioned [...]
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Barbara Harriman Receives Award at Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo

Barbara Harriman, Distinctive Art Source president, is honored to be the recipient of the Individual Award, which was presented at the Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo in Chicago in October. She received the award for her leadership in the field of healthcare art and her work as a pioneer [...]
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Local Artist’s Work Featured at Presbyterian Rust Medical Center

  After serving as the healthcare art consultant at Presbyterian Rust Medical Center in Rio Rancho, NM, Distinctive Art Source continues to enjoy working with Presbyterian Health System in Albuquerque and the surrounding areas of  NM. One of the most rewarding parts of each project  is working with local artists. We have enjoyed our continued partnership with Presbyterian [...]
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Distinctive Art Source Sponsors HCD Golf Outing

Distinctive Art Source is pleased to sponsor Health Care Design’s Golf Outing in Orlando in November! Located at Shingle Creek Golf Club, the event is complimentary for HCD attendees and includes transportation to and from the Gaylord. Last year’s event was a fun and relaxing way to start the conference and we are sure it [...]
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Distinctive Art Source Celebrates 10 Years in Healthcare Art Consulting Business

When Barbara Harriman, IIDA, opened Distinctive Art Source in July 2003, she could clearly see the future of healthcare art. She envisioned a world in which hospitals would no longer be filled with sterile rooms and corridors. Instead, the hospital environment would be a place of healing in which the patient and visitor experience was [...]
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10 Healthcare Art Bloopers

The EARTH without ART may be EH, but healthcare art without thought for the patient can be PAINFUL. Research shows that appropriate artwork in the healthcare setting can help alleviate stress, reduce the need for pain medication and provide a positive distraction. But what happens when we find inappropriate artwork in the healthcare setting? In [...]
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Owensboro Reception Celebrates Community Artists

DAS was honored to attend a special Artists Reception at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital in Kentucky on July 13, 2013. The event was held to recognize and welcome the 71 original artists who contributed to the art program at the hospital, which opened its doors on June 1. Approximately 150 people attended the reception featuring [...]
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Barbara Dellinger Inducted in IIDA College of Fellows

A heartfelt congratulations to DAS client and friend Barbara Dellinger, associate vice president and director of healthcare interiors at HDR Architecture, on her recent induction into the esteemed College of Fellows of the International Interior Design Association. Dellinger was among three new members who were introduced and celebrated at the IIDA Annual Meeting, Sunday, June [...]
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Creating a Sense of Place in the Hospital Setting

Evidence based design calls for creating physical environments that promote healing and reduce stress. Many healthcare owners, architects and designers are creating spaces that allow access to natural light, private patient rooms and family amenities. But what about giving patients that [...]
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