Our patients’ first impressions of our healthcare facilities can set the tone for the rest of their visit. At Kenmore Mercy Hospital, the artwork and photography in its ongoing community art exhibit helps promote the healing process.
The hospital recently unveiled two new art exhibits – photography by Alyssa LaMartina and multimedia artwork created by students in the Ken-Ton School District – a welcome addition to its patient experience efforts. The Kenmore Art Society is also a frequent contributor to exhibit, located in the south hallway.
“There is increasing evidence that art can reduce stress, create emotional connection, and improve the overall morale of patients and associates, alike,” said Heather Telford, BSN, MS, BCEN, NEA-BC, Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer, Patient Care Services. “Art can offer a healthy and calming distraction and spark discussion,” she added.