In December 2017, DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital announced an art competition, searching for local artists to paint murals in its new Cancer Infusion Center. Nine artists in where sought for eight patient rooms, and the waiting room.
“The idea for this contest grew out of our desire to create a healing and pleasant environment for our patients receiving infusions,” said Sinai-Grace CEO Conrad L. Mallett. “Patients spend a lot of time receiving treatment and we hope that each of the murals will make the patient experience more pleasant during their journey.”
The winning artists were chosen, out of 34 entrants, by Sinai-Grace’s Patient-Family Advisory Council (PFAC) – who served as judges for the competition. The PFAC is comprised of community members, hospital patients, and their families.
“All the submissions were fantastic,” said SGH Chief Strategy Officer Emily Moorhead, who spearheaded the art contest in an effort to make the space a more healing environment. “It was really difficult for our Advisory Council members to choose just nine finalists but they did a great job selecting a diverse group who have varying styles and interests,” Moorhead added.
The finalists are all local artists who are volunteering their talents. The infusion center rooms will each be named after the artist that painted it, and a plaque with their inspiration will be created to honor their work.
Work on the murals began earlier this year. They are set to be unveiled at a formal opening of the Infusion Center this summer.
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