Healing Art

A patient mock-up room for the new Parkland Hospital.

Back in March, the Dallas Business Council for the Arts’ 2012 Leadership Arts Institute Class announced “Parkland PARTners: Advancing Healing through Art,” an initiative to place artwork in the rooms of patients in the new wing of Parkland Hospital.  Studies have shown that art can help patients recuperate faster from surgeries or illnesses.  The Council raised $50,000 for the project, which will place 1 piece of art in each patient room.  There’s also a financial incentive.  Parkland is a county hospital and they’re often running over budget.  Helping patients heal could reduce costs.  Regardless, it’s a true example of the business and art communities coming together for a noble effort.

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