The artwork displayed at CHI Memorial is not just for decoration. It is for healing. Art communicates humanity and deity; it softens the environment. When people view works of art that inspire positive memories or experiences, their feelings of hope and remembered joy stimulate their immune systems. Studies have shown that patients who view nature or artwork recover faster.
CHI Memorial's permanent collection of original artworks has reached nearly 200 pieces and includes paintings, photography, sculpture and textiles. Artworks are located in halls, waiting rooms and patient rooms at CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga, CHI Memorial Hospital Hixson and CHI Memorial Ooltewah Imaging Center. The works transform the environment for patients, visitors, physicians, staff and volunteers.