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Three Tips for Artists to Succeed in the Healthcare Market

Successful patient-based art programs in healthcare settings often showcase the works of local artists, which portray familiar and comforting images. As evidence continues to emerge about the positive effects of the arts in healthcare, hospitals nationwide are turning to their local art communities to help create a healing environment. They’re using art programs to expand the boundaries of [...]
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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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