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Murfreesboro TN.  Four paintings selected for the permanent collection at the brand new Middle Tennessee Medical Center (Opens October 2010). 

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.

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A Kristi Taylor diptych is included in the fine art collection at the Highlands Community Services Behavioral Health Center in Abingdon VA