Established in 1996, the Arts in Healthcare Program at CHI Memorial is powered by our mission to provide a healing environment and ministry. CHI Memorial is one of 2,500 hospitals nationwide who offer arts programming to supplement healing environments, enhance mental and emotional recovery and create soothing ambiance for patients, visitors, families, staff, volunteers and the medical community.
The program is led by the Arts in Healthcare Advisory Council, which consists of 20 members who volunteer their time, talent and financial support for the continued development and sustainability of the Arts in Healthcare program at CHI Memorial. The Arts in Healthcare Program also has an Ambassadors group assisting with its public awareness.
Currently, CHI Memorial’s permanent collection includes more than 250 pieces that reflect CHI Memorial’s values of Compassion, Inclusion, Integrity, Excellence and Collaboration. Artwork allows patients the opportunity to reflect on the artist’s expression rather than the health issues they are facing.