Art captivates. Art engages. Art heals.
The relationship between art in the healthcare setting and improved patient experience has been researched and documented in a variety of studies nationwide. Positive outcomes include less use of pain medications, fewer complications, and shorter hospital stays. As well, physicians, nurses, other healthcare associates, and patients’ family members report that an artistically expressive setting helps reduce stress and reinforces a healing environment that supports wellness in mind, body and spirit.
Carondelet Health Network embraces and encourages the power of art, including the visual and performing arts, landscape and architecture, through Art That Heals. Together, they are creating an environment of wellness that supports the individual patient journey. At the same time, Art That Heals reflects the community experience and universality of physical, emotional and spiritual healing.
Call to Artists
A gift of art will be acknowledged from Carondelet Foundation; however, only the artist’s supplies may be claimed as a tax deduction. To be accepted, artwork must be deemed appropriate to Carondelet’s Mission for its Art That Heals Initiative.
Call to Collectors
Anyone with a collection of art who wishes to make a current donation of one or more pieces, or who wishes to leave the collection to Carondelet Health Network through their estate, is encouraged to do so. If you as a collector have more pieces than you wish to leave to family and friends, or that you do not want liquidated as part of your estate, you will be pleased to know that Carondelet will accept such gifting.
If you wish to make a current donation of one or more pieces or a collection of work, or would like to explore the possibility of including works of art in your estate plans, please contact the Planned Giving Office of Carondelet Foundation at (520) 873-5006.
Carondelet Health Network also has created a Loaned Art Program. As an artist or a collector, if you are interested in loaning Carondelet one or more pieces of your art, please click the following links for additional information and/or contact Kathy Dean, Coordinator, Art That Heals, 520-873-5001 or email@example.com. Thank you for your interest!
Loaned Art Program
Loaned Art Project Form