Our Healing Environment

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Emerging evidence in healthcare design has established a new standard for patient-centered design. Hundreds of studies show a direct link between patient health, quality of care and the way a hospital is designed.

As part of Facilities Management, the Art Coordinator works closely with architects, project managers and consultants to integrate art into the environment. Artwork is often original and custom-made to meet hospital standards, reduce stress, improve one's ability to cope with pain, and just make people feel better proves what we knew -- that the arts are an essential part of a healing environment.

Our diverse art collection plays an important role in supporting the ideal patient experience. A variety of artworks; sculpture, glass, kinetic and lighted artworks fill the hospital with visual delight. In clinical settings, the art becomes a way to distract and relax patients so that procedures go more smoothly.

The Art Program is one of the many ways we strive to provide the best possible patient care, quality and satisfaction to patients and families visiting Boston Children's Hospital. Learn more about evidence-based healthcare design: www.healthdesign.org

Learn more about the use of arts in healthcare: www.thesah.org

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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