Scripps Memorial Hospital

Must see: Finding fun and comfort in sculpture

Must see: Finding fun and comfort in sculpture

Between the flurry of scrubs, squeaky hallways, and frigid temperatures, most hospitals induce nervousness, anxiety and fear in the average person. Hospitals can signal the end of life or the hope of a new one, while walking an endless tightrope of treating people through the most challenging times of life.

Scripps Memorial in La Jolla has been working for decades to change that experience by bringing art into the hospital environment through the Healing Arts Program. The idea is based on numerous research studies correlating patient outcomes, well-being, and healing with the physical environment that surrounded the visit. The program was brought to Scripps back in 1993, when the...

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