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Nationwide Healthcare Art Consulting Firm Relocates to Fairfax County

Distinctive Art Source Brings Healthcare Art Expert to Centreville Centreville, VA – September 28, 2010 Many new hospitals use artwork to help create soothing environments that are more reminiscent of a hospitality setting than healthcare facility. Familiar nature scenes, joyful sculpture gardens and art galleries featuring the works of local artists delight patients and visitors. [...]
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Valley Children to Make Art for Children’s Hospital at Visalia Taste the Arts

Visalia, CA – September 8, 2010   Children’s Hospital Central California and Distinctive Art Source invite children and their families to create artwork at Taste the Arts festival in downtown Visalia Saturday, September 11, 2010. The hospital is working with community groups to create a mosaic wall sculpture for Paramount Farms Plaza, which will open [...]
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Three Critical Success Factors in Planning Healthcare Art Programs

Research has shown that appropriate artwork in the hospital setting can help reduce stress, the need for pain medication and length of stay. The principles of evidence-based design establish the foundation for selecting healthcare artwork. These guidelines indicate that nature is a healing element and that patients can be comforted when viewing familiar surroundings. At [...]
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Call for Photographers to Capture Beauty of Color the Skies Balloon Festival

Madera, CA – August 3, 2010   Children’s Hospital Central California and Distinctive Art Source seek photo enthusiasts to participate in the Color the Skies Amazing Photography Adventure. Photographers are invited to capture the beauty and wonder of Color the Skies through photographic images. Some of the images will be displayed in the Paramount Farms [...]
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Community Engagement: Why Some Hospital Art Programs Continue to Grow

Successful art programs can engage the community long after opening day. A well-developed art program expands hospital boundaries and makes the most of internal and external resources by establishing ongoing relationships within the community.   With added value becoming the standard expectation, new and replacement hospitals seek opportunities to sustain opening day interest and [...]
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Art Program at TriPoint Medical Center Enhances Healing Environment

Hospital Features Works of Local Artists Selected to Support Evidence Based Design Concord Township, Ohio – March 3, 2010 When Lake Health set out to build the 300,000 square-foot TriPoint Medical Center, they made a commitment to the community to redefine healthcare. Among their top priorities was to create a healing environment designed to promote [...]
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How to Avoid Change Orders When Designing Feature Art Elements

As an interior designer in the healthcare industry, you are well aware of the many challenges and obstacles involved in delivering a high quality interiors project on time and within budget.  You anticipate the unexpected: The subcontractor who destroys your feature wall by installing thermostats or fire extinguishers. The discovery that the monumental sculpture was [...]
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Hillcrest Baptiste Medical Center Women’s and Children’s Hospital art program involves community and reflects faith based ministry

Healthcare Design Magazine, May 2009
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