Lakeview Regional Medical Center and Art House Boston Street will host a reception on May 12, 2016, from 5:30–8 p.m. to unveil their new joint venture. As part of a worldwide healing arts movement, the six artists of Art House Boston Street have partnered with Lakeview Regional Medical Center to create a Healing Arts Exhibit. Over 30 works of art will be displayed throughout the hospital as part of the exhibit.

“We are dedicated to improving the healthcare experience for our patients, families and caregivers,” states Willie Paretti, Chairman of the LRMC Board of Directors. “By integrating the arts into our hospital setting, we provide another layer of therapeutic care, while also improving the overall esthetic of our facility. We are thrilled to partner with the talented artists at Art House Boston Street on this project.”

There is clear evidence that a patient's physical wellbeing is fundamentally linked to their emotional and spiritual wellbeing, and that the arts can play a decisive role in promoting overall health. The artists from Art House Boston Street hope that through this healing arts program, the hospital environment will be enriched while patients, families, friends and care-givers will benefit emotionally, spiritually and physically from viewing their work. The volunteers at Lakeview Regional Medical Center will have maps to direct people to where the art can be found in the hospital.

The art pieces will be made available for purchase with 25% of the proceeds being donated to the Wounded War Heroes. Wounded War Heroes was founded to show appreciation to the men and women who have been wounded while in combat, by providing them therapeutic outdoor experiences upon their return home from fighting for our country.

The Healing Arts Exhibit will be an on-going project, with sold pieces being replaced with new works of art by the artists of Art House Boston Street. The public is invited to the reception on May 12th in Lakeview Regional Medical Center’s Pelican Room.