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Hudson Hospital Wins Arts Award

Hudson Hospital and Clinics has been awarded the 2009 Governor’s Award in Support of the Arts in the Corporate/Business category. Hudson Hospital is being recognized for it’s Healing Arts program. Through this program, the Hospital has entered into a unique collaboration with the Phipps Center for the Arts to promote regional artists and provide art to patients as an aid to healing and wellness. Hudson Hospital and the Phipps Center acquire, exhibit, and commission work by local and regional artists to bring creative and visual arts to patients, families, visitors, and staff.

This program not only benefits the patients and staff at the hospital, but helps to facilitate art in the community. Art is on display in waiting areas, conference rooms, patient and staff corridors, procedure rooms, and patient rooms. The hospital, which also allows the use of its conference rooms for community meetings, provides opportunities for artists to showcase their works while utilizing the art to assist in the healing and wellness of patients and staff.

A ceremony will be held on October 22nd at the Governor’s Residence in Madison to present the 2009 Governor’s Awards. I congratulate the Hospital on being recognized for its support of the arts!