The new UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital doesn’t look or sound like a traditional hospital, thanks to the UK Arts in HealthCare program. Multiple forms of art throughout our hospitals and clinics are made possible through private funds. The program features local, national and international artists.
“All great academic medical centers rely on philanthropy to achieve their dreams. The generous gifts of individuals and organizations make it possible to bring together art, science and healing in this world-class facility for the people of Kentucky and beyond.”
– Michael Karpf, MD, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs
The UK Arts in HealthCare Program established a community based advisory committee to help define the mission and vision of the program, write policies and select major commissions. The program features:
As the role of the arts in the health care setting is further substantiated the program will grow and change to enrich the healing environment at UK HealthCare.
Painter and mosaic artist Lynn Basa was selected from a group of six finalists on September 30, 2013 to create colorful mosaic installations at the entrance and exit to the parking garage bridge located in Pavilion A.
Music in the atrium will continue on Tuesdays at Noon to feature local and regional performers.
In a partnership with Tim Farmer and KET, a new music program will be taped in the Pavilion A auditorium on the second Sunday of each month. The concert is open to the public free of charge and will be broadcast live to patient rooms on channel 50.
The 2014 Saykaly Garbulinska Performer in Residence Program will bring esteemed Spanish Guitarist Pablo Sainz Villegas to perform with the Lexingon Philharmonic on 2/14/14, and to conduct a master class with the UK School of Music and present an interactive recital with local middle and high school students on 2/15/13.
In 2013, The UK Arts in HealthCare Program was recognized for its excellence by the Governor’s Award in the Arts and the Medi-Star Awards. Both awards recognized the patient centered focus of the program.
Learn more about our awards and program.
The UK Arts in HealthCare Program is always looking for ways to better serve our patients, families and staff. Provide us with feedback, pose questions or make suggestions as to how we can improve the program and what it brings to the health care environment.
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There are many ways to volunteer in the UK Arts in HealthCare program.
Opportunities are available for:
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