A Healing Environment in Healthcare – Fort Bend Art League and AccessHealth Collaborate

A growing body of research has proven that environmental factors such as artwork can shift the experience of a stressful and fearful healthcare visit by reducing anxiety, the need for pain medication and one’s blood pressure. For more information, please contact Cindy Reaves; creaves@myaccesshealth.org or 281.633.3169. Shown in the photo left to right are: Cindy Reaves - AccessHealth; Marchita Priest - The Art League of Fort Bend; and Diana Miller - The Art League of Fort Bend.

Shown in the photo left to right are: Cindy Reaves – AccessHealth; Marchita Priest – The Art League of Fort Bend; and Diana Miller – The Art League of Fort Bend.

A growing body of research has proven that environmental factors such as artwork can shift the experience of a stressful and fearful healthcare visit by reducing anxiety, the need for pain medication and one’s blood pressure.

In an effort to provide a healing environment in healthcare, two area nonprofits are collaborating as over 18 different artists from the Fort Bend Art League area display over 50 works of art in the AccessHealth Richmond health center. Dr. Julius Danziger, physician turned artist, has donated a piece to the center which will be displayed along with the others.  “We are excited about this show and the collaboration with AccessHealth once again,” said Marchita Priest of The Art League of Fort Bend. AccessHealth CEO, Carol Edwards states, “We are anticipating the new pieces that will be displayed, the artwork is quite intriguing and over time it has become evident that it has made a difference to both our patients and staff.”

The event will be held on June 26, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at AccessHealth’s Richmond location, 400 Austin Street.

The Art League of Fort Bend County, founded in 1957 is a multifaceted, nonprofit visual arts organization that operates exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. The Art League seeks to stimulate and encourage artists of all ages and levels by operating a gallery that offers its members many opportunities, including juried shows, other chances for exhibition and educational possibilities.

AccessHealth is a nonprofit community health center dedicated to excellence in providing integrated health care services to improve the quality of life in the communities it serves.

For more information, please contact Cindy Reaves; creaves@myaccesshealth.org or 281.633.3169.

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