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.


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