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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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Nemours Builds Community With Local Museum Partnerships

Nemours Children’s Hospital Orlando is building relationships with innovative and cost-effective art programs that benefit patients, families, visitors and the local art community. Through the scope of our work with Nemours, Distinctive Art Source enjoyed the opportunity to conceptualize and coordinate several museum partnerships that will continue to foster mutually-beneficial relationships [...]
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Camp Boggy Creek Campers and Families Help Create Hospital Artwork

More than 480 children and family members at Camp Boggy Creek in Eustis, Fl, took part in a special activity this summer that will provide patients and visitors enjoyment for years to come to at Nemours Children’s Hospital Orlando. Distinctive Art Source was honored to commission the creation of “Our [...]
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Nemours Children’s Hospital Art Program Creates a Visual Journey

Intentionally selected artwork greets visitors at Nemours Children’s Hospital Orlando and accompanies them throughout their hospital journey creating a participatory sense of discovery that appeals to the childlike wonder in people of all ages. Nemours Art Program supports the facility design theme: A Hospital in a Garden…and A Garden in a Hospital. Visitors young and old [...]
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Video Tour of Nemours Children’s Hospital

Distinctive Art Source has had the honor of working at Nemours Children’s Hospital Orlando, with an amazing team focused on building a hospital like no other. The facility, which opened October 22, 2012 was designed with unmatched family-centered care and groundbreaking research. Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando brings together world-class pediatric physicians and researchers who [...]
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Southeast Health Sculpture Goes Pink for Breast Cancer

Our friends at Southeast Health Cancer Center is recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October in an artful manner. They are shinning pink lights on the exterior sculpture Tranquil Ripples, a Jeffrey Laudenslager piece, which was commissioned as an integral part of the the art [...]
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Behind the Scenes on DAS Install

Here’s a look behind the scenes at our expert installation team on site at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Orlando, where we spent a week together installing interior and exterior artwork along with multiple artists. NCH was designed by families, for families and opened  October 22, 2012. Take a look at [...]
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Riverside Health System Call to Artists – CLOSED

This call is CLOSED. Date:  August 29, 2012 Call for Artists:  Riverside Health System would like to purchase original and reproduction art by local artists (in both traditional and contemporary materials and fabrication methods) for their 250,000 sq. ft. Pavilion at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, VA and the new 105,000 sq. ft. [...]
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Sentara Princess Anne NICU Portrait Gallery Offers Hope and Encouragement

Nikki Lowery, Clinical Nurse Manager, Sentara Princess Anne Hospital, describes the hope and encouragement offered by the Portrait Gallery in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  
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Winchester Medical Center Shadowbox Art Celebrates their Nursing History

Many hospitals, to the delight of visitors,  display artifacts and historical documents that celebrate the history of the organization and or professions. Through Journey Walls, Legacy Walls and other displays, hospitals can artfully tell their story and the story of their caregivers. At Winchester Medical Center, three shadow boxes chronicle the life of a nurse, [...]
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DAS Receives Warm Reception at Institute for Patient and Family Centered Care Conference

The team at Distinctive Art Source had the honor of attending the Institute for Patient and Family Centered Care Conference in Washington, DC last month. As first-time participants in this conference, we were impressed by the quality of the information and the genuine connections we formed. [...]
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Defining Your Vision: 12 Questions to Consider when Creating a Healthcare Art Program

What are the goals of your healthcare art program? This question is the foundation for a successful art program. But it’s tempting to skip right over this step in the process and move forward with the creation of a program without defining your goals or your vision. That’s because, when it comes to creative work, [...]
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Designing Art Programs for Multi-Site Health Systems

How do you create a hospital art program and then continue to build on that program in other areas of the facility or other sites within a healthcare system? That’s the million dollar question in our industry these days. Hospitals and health systems have moved beyond the need for understanding the value of healthcare appropriate [...]
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Barbara Harriman to present at LSU College of Art and Design and Department of Interior Design

Distinctive Art Source is pleased to share the following announcement regarding president and creative director Barbara Harriman’s upcoming presentation at her alma mater, Louisiana State University. Healthcare Art Consultant and LSU ID graduate, Barbara Harriman Speaks March 12 at 5:00pm The LSU Department of Interior Design Student Organization Lecture presents Healthcare Art [...]
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Young Patient Discovers New Passion for Photography

When Sydney’s doctor told her she could no longer play sports after surgery, she was heart-broken. That kind of news can be devastating for a 14-year-old girl. Fortunately for Sydney, Children’s Hospital Central California had the perfect opportunity for this young lady. Distinctive Art Source had just issued a Call for Artists on behalf of [...]
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