Parkridge Nurses Create Paintings For New Cardiac Recovery Unit

Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Parkridge nurses & leadership created art for the newly remodeled cardiac recovery unit.
Parkridge nurses & leadership created art for the newly remodeled cardiac recovery unit.

 Parkridge Medical Center’s Cardiac Recovery nurses and leadership wanted ‘unique and personal’ art for the hospital’s newly-remodeled 5 East area - so they created 19 unique pieces themselves for the space that will soon house the Cardiac Recovery Unit.

 

Parkridge leaders came up with the idea to have works of art created by hospital staff when browsing décor options at a local art retailer.

“We were trying to find something personal that would speak to the patients, and we talked to the Art Warehouse owner about Gogh Paint n’ Party,” explains Barry Bell, Director of Cardiac Services at Parkridge Medical Center. “We really liked the idea of making the art ourselves, and our staff quickly embraced the idea of creating the artwork for the unit. It was a fun and unique teambuilding exercise that adds a very personal touch to our new Cardiac Recovery area.”

 

The Cardiac Recovery team brought food and beverages to the Brainerd Road location of Gogh Paint ‘N Party on the evening of Jan. 28 and got to work. Each person created a distinctive work of art, with a little guidance from the professionals on staff. “They helped us shape what we wanted to do, but we were responsible for executing our vision,” notes Bell.  “It’s amazing how unique and creative our nurses are - everyone was so proud of their work and had a great time.” 

 

The paintings will be hung in 12 patient rooms and at the nurses’ station on the new unit, which is scheduled to open later this month.


Dr. Mary Anna Sanders Joins Parkridge East Hospital Staff

OB/GYN Mary Anna Sanders, D.O., has joined the medical staff of Parkridge East Hospital. A Chattanooga native and graduate of Girls Preparatory School, Dr. Sanders earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Lee University and a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Atlanta. She completed a residency in obstetrics and ... (click for more)

Shriner Luncheon To Honor Morning Pointe Resident

Morning Pointe of Collegedale at Greenbriar Cove hosted a Shriner's luncheon to honor resident Rayford McLaurin.  Mr. McLaurin has dedicated well over 50 years of service as a Shriner for the Alhambra Shrine on East Brainerd Road. He was presented with an Outstanding Service Award by the Shriner's International Chattanooga Oasis of Tennessee.  He has served in ... (click for more)

City Council Presents Potential Ordinance To Address Noise Level Downtown

Members of the Chattanooga City Council presented a potential ordinance to address concerns about the noise level downtown. If passed, the ordinance will put limits on both dB(A) and dB(C) levels of sound. It was noted, "When we compare our dB level, it is clear that Chattanooga is lower than Nashville and Knoxville." However, this comparison only takes dB(A) levels into consideration. ... (click for more)

Man Shot On Ohls Avenue While Working In His Yard

A Chattanooga man was shot Tuesday evening, while working in his yard. At approximately 8:55 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to 4217 Ohls Ave. for a shooting. Officers located 34-year-old Daniel Marlowe suffering from a single gunshot wound to his hip.  Mr. Marlowe stated to investigators that while he was working in his yard, three black males approached him and ... (click for more)

Senator Bob Corker: An Open Letter To Tennesseans

We are incredibly fortunate to live in a state in which companies worldwide are clamoring to establish a presence. Many attribute it to our pro-business culture, well-prepared workforce, low tax environment, right-to-work policies, and engaged citizenry.  That is why the announcement by Volkswagen to build its midsize sports utility vehicle and establish the South’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Scottsboro’s Pat Trammell

I got a warm feeling Tuesday when it was announced Pat Trammell will be among those in the inaugural class of the Jackson County (Ala.) Sports Hall of Fame. When the august group is enshrined at Scottsboro’s Goose Pond Civic Center on Nov. 1, most folks won’t even know who Pat Trammell was but I knew all about him in my very first year as a fledgling sports writer back in 1967 and, ... (click for more)