Two Tree Views and two Sunlit Trees will hang in the new hospitals dining room.
“Studies have proven that integrating the arts into healthcare settings helps to cultivate a healing environment, support the physical, mental, and emotional recovery of patients, communicate health and recovery information, and foster a positive environment for caregivers that reduces stress and improves workplace satisfaction and employee retention,” says Leigh Fogle of Fogle Fine Art Consultants.
MTMC seeks to include art that conveys a sense of spirituality while also serving as a vehicle with which to address the culture and diversity of the populations in the community it serves.
Saint Thomas Health Services is a faith-based ministry with more than 6,500 associates serving Middle Tennessee. Saint Thomas Health Services’ regional health system consists of four hospitals – Baptist and Saint Thomas in Nashville, Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro and Hickman Community Hospital in Centerville – and a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures in diagnostics, cardiac services and ambulatory surgery as well as medical practices, the Center for Spinal Surgery, clinics and rehabilitation facilities. STHS is a member of Ascension Health, a Catholic organization that is the largest not-for-profit health system in the United States.
* In other healing environments: A Kristi Taylor diptych is included in the fine art collection at the Highlands Community Services Behavioral Health Center in Abingdon VA