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Charles Alston, Man Emerging, 1969
The Arts in Medicine department at NYC Health + Hospitals seeks to foster the emotional well-being and promote healing and wellness for all patients and their families, employees, and the greater Health + Hospitals community by utilizing disciplines of the arts including literary, visual, and performing arts throughout the Health + Hospitals system.
In addition to managing the system’s significant visual arts collection, the Art in Medicine department encourages evidenced based practices and provides technical assistance to all of our health care facilities and clinics. This is accomplished by combining artistic innovation and education into high-quality healthcare that supports the healing benefits of the arts.
To encourage patients, families, employees, and our greater community to live their healthiest lives by promoting healing, wellness, and engagement through the arts and humanities.
To enhance patient and family experience, employee engagement, and community wellness by combining artistic innovation and education into high–quality healthcare that is based on the known adjunct benefits of the arts.