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DAS Projects Among CoD+A Top 100

Distinctive Art Source is honored to have two projects selected among the Top 100 projects in the CoD+A Awards competition celebrating the collaboration of design and art. We are excited that the world will have a chance to see the wonderful art installations at Inova and Owensboro! The CoD+A Awards are sponsored by The Art Commission [...]
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If We Could See Inside Others’ Hearts

Here is a wonderful illustration of the importance of seeing things from the perspective of others. Understanding what’s taking place in the heart and mind of the viewer is the root of evidence and patient based art. As art consultants, we consider the perspective of the viewer in creating every art program. That means we think [...]
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Owensboro Health Regional Hospital Art Program

Take a peek at some of the serene and soothing artwork you will find in the new Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Distinctive Art Source enjoyed working with the team at Owensboro as well as local artists and community members to create this one-of-a-kind art program! Visit  Read more

The Impact of Visual Art in Patient Waiting Rooms

Waiting is a core component of the healthcare experience which can induce stress and anxiety in patients and their caregivers. In a Quality Improvement Survey conducted across nine adult renal units the clinic waiting area at Cumfried received the highest score. This study evaluates which aspects of the waiting area were important to the patients [...]
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Take Two Doses of Nature and Call Me in the Morning

We already know that healthcare appropriate art can serve as a positive distraction and lower stress and anxiety for patients and family members in a hospital setting. But does it make a difference if nature scenes are viewed on a plasma screen as opposed to real life scenes viewed out a window? Can we trick [...]
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Floating Seeds Installation Celebrates Art and Agriculture at Owensboro Medical Health System

When you enter the lobby of the newly constructed Owensboro Medical Health System, be sure to keep your head up. You won’t want to miss the extraordinary sculpture suspended in the atrium – a collection of more than 600 floating seeds that represent stories of hope and healing…art and agriculture. Local artist Mary Carothers worked [...]
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Nemours Children’s Hospital Orlando Featured on Healthcare Design Magazine Cover

Congratulations to the team at Nemours Children’s Hospital Orlando on the feature story in Healthcare Design Magazine, March 2013. DAS is honored to be a part of this extraordinary project. Page 38 tells the story of how DAS worked with Nemours to partner with local museums [...]
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Inova Fairfax Hospital’s New Patient Tower Brings Healthcare Into the Future

The Spring 2013 issue of INhealth magazine features Inova Fairfax Hospital’s new patient tower, which offers a contemporary design that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also designed to promote and instill wellness. DAS was honored to work alongside the team at Inova in creating the facility’s art program, which includes a dichroic glass sculpture [...]
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Dichroic Glass Sculpture Featured at Inova Fairfax Hospital

Inova Fairfax Hospital South Patient Tower DAS collaborated with artist Kenneth vonRoenn Jr. to design a memorable sculpture that complements both the design and transparency of the rotunda at Inova Fairfax Hospital while also creating a unique identity for the new South Patient Tower. The 16’h [...]
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The Art and Science of Nursing Practice

by Dr Anita Bamford-Wade, DNurs, MA, Dip Bus, RN Back in 1997, when I was working as a Director of Nursing of a large tertiary hospital I was aware that the only place in the entire building with any ambience was the Nurses Chapel. The north facing wall of the chapel comprised of very beautiful stain [...]
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