Flagler Schools Display Student Art in Florida Hospital Flagler's ER

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 8:25am

(From Florida Hospital Flagler)

PALM COAST, Fla., August 3, 2017 — On July 31, Florida Hospital Flagler celebrated the start of the Art of Healing program in the emergency department.

Each quarter, artwork from the various Flagler County Schools will be on display in the emergency department. This quarter's art is provided by the talented children at Bunnell Elementary.

“This unique art gallery allows us to inspire and comfort those in our emergency room. We know visiting an emergency room can be stressful to our patients and their family, and we hope this special area will provide relief and solace during an overwhelming time,” said Dr. Ron Jimenez, Florida Hospital Flagler CEO. “We are so grateful to the Flagler County Schools for participating in this unique project and excited to see the artwork over the coming months.”

“Putting the artwork here in the hospital has given our students the opportunity to have an impact on the healing process,” said Lynette Shott, Flagler County Schools Executive Director of Student and Community Engagement. “In addition to helping patients, this has a lasting impact on the child or young adult creating and displaying the artwork. This impact can influence them as they make decisions on where they will go in life and how they can benefit humanity. That’s powerful!”

Dr. Paul Mucciolo, Florida Hospital Flagler’s medical director of the emergency department, had the initial idea, which spurred discussions with the school system and hospital leadership.

“It really is quite exciting,” Mucciolo said. “I know our patients will benefit from this. Our organization’s mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ, and what better way to do that than with this artwork from the children?”

About Florida Hospital Flagler

Florida Hospital Flagler is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 45 hospital campuses and 8,200 licensed beds in nine states, serving more than 5 million patients annually. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, Florida Hospital Flagler has 99-beds and is one of the seven Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region has 1,226 beds and more than 7,800 employees. For more information about Florida Hospital Flagler, visit www.FloridaHospitalFlagler.com.