Healing Through the Arts

Arts in a health care setting — lifting spirits, giving hope and affirming life — can lessen stress and encourage wellness.

The Healing Arts Program at UChicago Medicine brings fine arts and music to our medical campus to share with patients, visitors, staff and the surrounding community. The UChicago Department of Music, local choirs and independent musicians brighten patient care areas with melody and song. Partnerships with national arts organizations, museums, community groups and local artists bring diverse and uplifting exhibits to our hospitals and clinics.

"Our program applies the inherent qualities of the arts — its ability to comfort and console – in thoughtful ways,” said Monica Hork, healing arts coordinator for UChicago Medicine. "And we try to do this when and where patients, families and staff may need it the most.”