Aranow Art Cart
A Creative Outlet for Reflection, Expression and Relaxation
To learn about bringing this program to your facility, contact Maria Hale, Vice President, Patient-Centered Support Services, 914.666.1951 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Aranow Art Cart, a program where patients select the piece of art they would like to view in their room during their hospital stay, is the first of its kind in an acute care setting and has a collection of over 200 images.
Patients are able to personalize their room and choose art that fosters a personal sense of wellness and serenity. Patients and families receive social support from trained healing art cart volunteers, and the art selection process provides a creative outlet for reflection, expression and relaxation.
This healing art program was created and funded through a generous donation by a family in our community. The artwork is a collection of purchased prints and donated photography from contributors such as, the Hospital CEO, physicians and volunteers.
Art Cart Program components:
- Each inpatient room and room in the Emergency Department includes a specialized wall-mounted flip frame that allows for an easy change of artwork.
- All frames and images are easily cleaned and disinfected.
- Patients and families may select any piece by calling a dedicated phone line or electronically from their bedside.
Patients are amazed that they can put “their stamp” on the room. They also enjoy the opportunity to discuss the artwork they’ve chosen with the Art Cart volunteer. Patients also can purchase images upon discharge.
“This is patient-centered innovation – patients having control to choose a piece of art that gives them a sense of peace, wellness and happiness – Hippocrates and Florence Nightingale are smiling.”
Replicating Site, Chief Nursing Officer
Grateful Patients Comments:
“I choose this one because my granddaughter is an equestrian this way I can imagine her riding.”
“It’s Montauk where I go with my family each summer.”
“I love that the colors are so bright – my eyes are not so good, but I can see the colors and it makes me happy”
“I see myself on the golf course and I feel stronger.”
“This is where I honeymooned. My husband is gone now, but he is with me now.”
“As a retired art teacher, all hospitals should have this program. When I am well again, I will come and volunteer.”
To learn about bringing the art cart program to your facility, contact Maria Hale, Vice President, Patient-Centered Support Services, 914.666.1951 or email@example.com.