Creative and performing arts in hospitals and health care settings facilitate a supportive, healing environment for patients, families, and caregivers. Creative interaction is linked with reduced stress and anxiety, and other positive outcomes in overall health.
At UMMC, the Healing Arts program gives patients and their families an emotionally and culturally fulfilling experience aimed at speeding the healing process. It also enriches staff well-being. Through our healing arts activities, we promote a healing environment that will:
Performers in the Healing Arts program come from all walks of life, including both professional artists and hobbyists. UMMC employees are frequent performers.
Past presentations have covered a wide range of creative expression. Dancers, magicians, storytellers, caricaturists, puppeteers, vocalists, musicians, and choirs are just a few of the artists who have contributed their talent to support healing at UMMC. A few of our guest artists have included:
UMMC offers several settings for creative performance, including:
Additional venues will be added at Children’s of Mississippi after the current expansion is complete.
The Office of Patient Experience is always looking for talented artists to participate in our Healing Arts program. If you would like to perform, please complete this Healing Arts Performer Request Form.
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