Beginning in the fall of 2017 and continuing through January 2018, NOAH embarked on a Founding Member Campaign. We thank the following individuals and organizations who demonstrated their commitment to supporting the foundation of the National Organization of Arts in Health.



Houston Methodist’s Center for Performing Arts Medicine embraces the broadest potential of an arts and medicine relationship. The Center supports world class specialized health care and wellness education of the highest quality for performing and visual artists; the integration of the fine arts into the hospital environment through over 100 performances a year as part of the Margaret Alkek Williams Crain Garden Performances Series, a CPAM Hospital TV channel, Visual Art exhibits, and Music in Practice patient tours; and collaborative research and clinical Music Therapy divisions that seek to harness the broadest potential of the arts in therapy, rehabilitation and human performance.

CPAM was recently honored by the Americans for the Arts as a BCA 10 honoree for 2017, a recognition of businesses supporting to the arts in their communities. CPAM has contributed to a wide range of publications and studies in the field of arts, education, and medicine ranging from music therapy for special needs children, to unique music listening applications in stroke and traumatic brain injury recovery, to the relationship of music theory and history of pipe organ construction to the resultant vibrations and resonating harmony of a continuous flow dual pump total artificial heart.

CPAM is proud to have sponsored the September 2017 publication of the white paper, “Arts, Health and Well-being in America” and the October 2018 publication “Addressing the Future of Arts in Health in America.”

6565 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030
Website: http://www.houstonmethodist.org/performing-arts
Contact Name: Shay Thornton Kulha
Contact Email: [email protected]



Jefferson Todd Frazier is a composer and System Director of Houston Methodist Hospital’s Center for Performing Arts Medicine, recipient of the 2017 BCA 10 Award from Americans for the Arts, recognizing the best businesses partnering with the arts in America.

He is President of the National Organization for Arts in Health (NOAH) and Founder of American Festival for the Arts (AFA), Co-Founder of Houston Arts Partners, and a previous Executive Director of AFA and Young Audiences of Houston. He is a graduate of the Wilhelm Schole International and received his undergraduate and graduate training in composition from The Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, and The Juilliard School in New York, NY.

Frazier believes the arts offer a unique and dynamic common denominator in strategic collaboration that inspires innovation and transformation, while keeping us firmly in tune with our humanity. He has spent 25+ years forging and supporting research, education and accessibility collaborations between the K-12 Education, University, Texas Medical Center, and Arts and Culture communities throughout the nation. As a composer, his love for history inspires many of his works including We Hold These Truths, premiered at the Kennedy Center by the National Symphony Orchestra with soprano Renee Fleming and conductor Christoph Eschenbach and University of Virginia Suite, premiered at the University of Virginia on October 6th, 2017 in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the laying of the first cornerstone of the school by Thomas Jefferson.

In 2016 Frazier was awarded the Luminary Award from the Eastman School of Music “recognizing individuals who have given extraordinary service to music and the arts at the community and national levels” and on the occasion of the Juilliard School’s 100th anniversary in 2006, Frazier was recognized as one of 100 distinguished alumni and profiled in the Juilliard Journal’s “A Quiet Revolution: Juilliard Alumni and The Transformation of Education in America Through the Arts.”

6565 Fannin Street, Houston, TX  77030
Website: http://www.houstonmethodist.org/performing-arts/
Contact Email: [email protected]

Penn State Hershey Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine and Center Stage Arts in Health

The Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine cultivates empathy and compassion in healthcare. A team of staff and volunteers strive to create an environment that integrates the healing power of art, music and creativity at Penn State Health in Hershey, Pa. In an effort to nourish well-being through the arts, programs are hosted through the College of Medicine Humanities Department’s “Center Stage.”

“With the help of organizations like NOAH, we are seeing a convergence of the arts and healthcare across the nation. We are committed to harnessing this energy and cultivating it through Kienle and Center Stage,” says Director Claire de Boer.

Over the past decade, programs have ignited a number of arts-based initiatives, some of which have spurred research projects to investigate and quantify the impact of the arts. At Penn State Health, professional musicians play cheerful and reflective music in clinical and family areas. Vetted pianists perform soothing and uplifting melodies in lobbies and waiting areas. Summer lunchtime concerts in an outdoor courtyard feature local professional ensembles including jazz and classical music.  Center Stage staff visits patients when they are admitted to the hospital. Patients have the opportunity to view a portfolio of work by regional artists and choose artwork that hangs in their room. Center Stage also has an artist on staff to create mural paintings throughout the hospital.

A Public Art Committee commissions art designed to enhance and inspire the whole community. Community art organizations display their work through rotating art exhibits. Employees and students have opportunities to share art in a gallery or on the performance stage. They also attend guided tours of a superb art museum, dinner concerts in a hospital lecture hall, and art-making workshops taught by professional artists.

Penn State Health’s support aims to establish a tangible connection between humanities and medicine.

500 University Drive MC H134, Hershey, PA 17033
Website: sites.psu.edu/kienlecenter/
Contact Name: Claire de Boer, Director
Contact Email: [email protected]


Hamilton Saykaly Garbulinska Foundation

The Hamilton Saykaly Foundation and the Saykaly Garbulinska Foundation have combined to more effectively implement their mission to support the visual and performing arts in the central Kentucky area.  The Foundation is particularly interested in fostering emerging artists and organizations with innovative ideas.

505 S Mill St, Lexington, KY 40508
Contact Name: Jackie Hamilton

Barbara Steinhaus, DMA, C-AIM

Barbara Steinhaus , a native of Madison, Wisconsin, grew up in Georgia where she won honors, scholarships, and degrees: a Bachelors of Music from Georgia State University, a Masters of Music from the University of Illinois, and a DMA from the University of Georgia. Articles based on her doctoral thesis, “An Investigation of Marian Andersons’s Interpretation of Black Spiritual Art Songs in Selected Recording,” have been published in journals such as the NATS Journal of Singing.

Highlights as a professional soprano include Steinhaus singing with Georgia Opera and Atlanta Opera Studio; in Francis Poulenc’s Gloria at Carnegie Hall, New York City in 1990; and in art song recitals such as Das Spanische Liederbuch (Wolf) with John Wustman at the piano.

Currently she is the Department of Music Chair at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia, teaching Applied Voice, Vocal Pedagogy, and music history courses. She has students at Manhattan School of Music, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Syracuse University.

In 2014, she returned to school earning a Graduate Certificate in Arts in Medicine from the University of Florida. Steinhaus has an initiative in arts and health care at Brenau University serving both fine arts and health science majors, all the while maintaining a bedside musician practice in area hospitals. As a founding member of the Board of Directors for the National Organization for Arts in Health, Steinhaus serves as secretary and works as a team player to nurture the professional stature of the profession and to broaden the national conversation about how the arts compliment traditional medicine, wellness, and population health initiatives.

Brenau University, 500 Washington St SE, Gainesville, GA 30501
Contact Email: [email protected]

Sanford Health ARTS

Established in 2008, Sanford Arts is a part of Sanford Health’s Integrative Medicine and offers arts-based, creative activities that engage patients with visual arts, live music, storytelling, journaling, theater, folk art, sculpture and Bottles of Hope. Sanford Arts educates artists about the unique circumstances and challenges found in the health care environment and patient care setting. Artists are then able to use this education and awareness to shape their work with participants.

The primary participants in the Sanford Arts program are patients that are receiving treatment in the Sanford Cancer Center, along with their family members and caregivers. Beyond the Cancer Center, the program makes an effort to work with anyone who is interested in the arts. Art sessions have no cost to the participants and no time limit, which allows patients to get comfortable and experience the full creative process.

In partnership with the South Dakota Arts Council, Sanford Arts provides residencies for local artists. Sanford Arts also partners with universities to offer internships and research opportunities in the Sanford Cancer Center. Along with the employed staff in Sanford Arts, these talented artists consistently work with 9000 participants per year at the Sanford Cancer Center and Sanford USD Medical Center campus in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

1309 West 17th Street, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104
Website: http://www.sanfordhealth.org/medical-services/sanford-arts
Contact Name: Jessie Park
Contact Email: [email protected]


Located in the Southeastern United States and serving more than 35,000 individuals each year, West Cancer Center is the region’s comprehensive leader in adult cancer care and research. Our mission is to provide the highest quality cancer care and clinical research throughout our patients’ cancer journey, while respecting their quality of life – physically, emotionally and spiritually. Our vision is to continually innovate, research and educate in order to advance the highest quality, compassionate, patient-centered and personalized cancer care.

West Cancer Center believes the atmosphere and environment our patients receive care and treatment can be as vital in their journey as their clinical treatment. As a result, we have designed many of our locations with an arts focus. For example, the conscious design and custom art collection at our East Campus was mindfully created and curated to help soothe, heal, and uplift each time someone walks through our doors. Likewise, we often invite artists and musicians from throughout the community to energize and support our patients, families, and staff through the arts.

Creative and healing arts continue to be at the forefront of our priorities as we expand our services through the West Cancer Center’s Integrative Oncology Program. Our primary goal is to holistically impact the lives of individuals through creative, inspiring, and innovative offerings. An array of individual and group experiences, dedicated exhibit space, evaluation and research guide our arts in health initiatives. Art therapy is among the full line of integrative services that will be offered to assist our West Cancer Center community discover strengths, instill hope, and channel courage.

7945 Wolf River Blvd, Germantown, TN 38138
Website: www.westcancercenter.org
Contact Name: Sylvia Richey, MD, Director of Integrative Oncology
Contact Email: [email protected]



Thomas Burrows’ love of the arts and presenting established his role in several distinguished organizations, including: Managing Director of Theatre Operations at Yale School of Drama in Connecticut; General Manager of the Shaw Festival at Niagara-on-the-Lake; General Manager of the O’Keefe Center (currently Sony Centre for the Performing Arts) in Toronto; and General Manager of Hamilton Place in Ontario, Canada.

Most recently he served as Executive Director of the Center for the Arts (CFA) at the University at Buffalo for 20 years. In addition to making significant strides in the growth of the CFA’s programming, activities and community impact, he led the establishment of the Center’s Arts in Healthcare Initiative, a partnership with Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo (now Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo) and Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Mr. Burrows has generously supported the regional community with his time and expertise, serving on the Board of the Irish Classical Theatre Company; Shaw Festival Governor’s Council; Artpark and Company Board of Directors; the Board of the Arts Council of Buffalo and Erie County; the Film Advisory Board of Buffalo and Erie County; and the University at Buffalo Asian Studies and Canadian Studies Advisory Boards. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare. He is a member of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers (ATPAM) and the International Society of Performing Arts Foundation (ISPA).

University of Kentucky Arts in HealthCare

Our mission is to create an environment of care and to focus on the spiritual and emotional well-being of our patients, family, caregivers and staff.  The program recognizes the arts and the artists as powerful and positive forces in the healing process.

Our permanent visual art collection currently includes over 1700 original works of art. Our facilities also house six rotating galleries.

With over 100 live performances per year, our performing arts programming brings, music, dance, ballet, theatre and more to the public spaces of our hospitals and clinics. 

Beyond visual and performing arts programming, our program seeks to expand awareness of the field and applications of the arts in health and well-being.  We actively collaborate across disciplines on campus and with individuals and organizations from the city of Lexington, the state of Kentucky and beyond.

As we look to the future, we seek to continue to be a leader in the field of arts in health, expanding awareness of the healing power of the arts and to swell the ranks of those that would join us in this endeavor.  We must have creative solutions and solutions born of creativity as we seek to tackle the challenges presented to us by our health care systems, our economies and the communities that we serve.

University of Kentucky  Arts in HealthCare
800 Rose Street, Room H106 Chandler
Lexington, KY 40536
Website: www.ukhealthcare.uky.edu/arts-in-healthcare
Contact Name: Jason Akhtarekhavari, Program Manager
Contact Email: [email protected]


The University of Houston Honors College is a vibrant hub of engaging coursework, rich student life, community collaboration, and co-curricular programming. From study abroad to undergraduate research, from the first-year Human Situation course to the senior honors thesis, students affiliating with the Honors College enjoy the benefits of a small undergraduate college while taking advantage of all that our Tier One research university has to offer.The Honors College is a community where motivated students learn and grow together. We provide the personal support and advantages of a small liberal arts college together with the rich resources and diversity of a large metropolitan university.

The Honors College welcomes applications from students entering the University of Houston as freshmen, students who have been enrolled at the University for just one or several semesters, and students transferring from other colleges and universities.


Aesthetics, Inc.

For over 38 years, Aesthetics, Inc. has built a reputation in healthcare design by creating exemplary wayfinding and arts programs that have a positive impact on patient experience and outcomes. They apply public arts program methodologies that give voice to and satisfy patient and clinical needs, while becoming a source of community pride. Aesthetics incorporates the philosophy and practice of creating generative designs, generative space, and sustainable programs.

They know that the arts can create a distinct improvement to the patients’, visitors’ and staff experience of the physical and social environment, which improves customer satisfaction in a replicable and measurable way.

Vision: Artfully designed environments for health and wellness.

Mission: Aesthetics is a multidisciplinary design firm that collaborates to bring harmony, balance and beauty to the customer experience through interior design, graphic design and the arts.

Values: Aesthetics, Inc. is a value driven organization. Their values guide how they work with each other, and the community they serve. Their core values are creativity, commitment, collaboration, community, and consciousness.

301 Spruce Street, San Diego, CA 92103
Website: www.aesthetics.net
Contact Name: Annette Ridenour, President
Contact Email: [email protected]


Celebrating 30 years in 2018, Arts for the Aging, Inc. (AFTA) was founded after a study showing improved moods and behaviors in people with Alzheimer’s disease involved in art­making. Now, AFTA is a nationally-recognized social service organization serving Greater Washington D.C., engaging older adults and care partners in health improvement and life enhancement through regular participation in the arts.

AFTA’s therapeutic interventions focus especially on those experiencing aging-related physical and cognitive impairments, and can include trainings for practitioners in our structured improvisation methods. Workshops are customized from a curriculum of healing movement, drawing, painting, music, art history, creative writing, storytelling, expressive arts, poetry, dance, musical theatre, collage/mixed media, theatrical improvisation, museum outings and intergenerational workshops.

An experienced artistic faculty is grounded in diverse specialties, trained in our best-practices, and competitively supported to facilitate group workshops in community and residential care settings. The self-expression and socialization we ignite brings accessible and uplifting ways to cope with changing abilities that come with aging—sparking memory and imagination; spreading joy and combating isolation.

12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852
Website: www.AFTAarts.org
Contact Name: Janine Tursini, CEO
Contact Email: [email protected]


Arts & Health at Duke, founded in 1978, was one of the first and most comprehensive hospital-based arts programs in the country. Celebrating our 40th year in 2018, our mission is to enrich and support the healthcare environment by providing quality literary, performing and visual arts programming to Duke University Hospital patients and those who care for them.

The department’s artists manage more than 4,000 works of art in the hospital’s permanent art collection, curate rotating exhibits by regional artists in hospital gallery spaces, and provide live music and other arts experiences to patients throughout the hospital and hospital based clinics.

200 Trent Drive, #295 Baker House, Durham, NC 27710 or
P.O. Box 3017, DUMC, Durham, NC 27710
Website: artsandhealth.duke.edu
Contact Name: Sharon Swanson, MFA, MPA
Contact Email: [email protected]


For over 25 years, UF Health and the University of Florida have partnered to develop and grow an innovative program that sees the arts as a catalyst to healing. Through patient care, education, research and community outreach, UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine and the UF Center for Arts in Medicine have pioneered innovative opportunities for understanding our own capacity for wellbeing through creativity.

The UF Center for Arts in Medicine trains future practitioners and leaders through education, and provides critical data to the field through research. UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine delivers the arts to those struggling with illness and injury though professional artists practice in health and community settings.

PO Box 100326, Gainesville FL 32610
Website: www.artsinmedicine.ufhealth.org
Contact Name: Ferol Carytsas
Contact Email: fcarytsas@arts.ufl.edu

ARTS on call


Contact Name: Naj Wikoff
Contact Email: [email protected]

Beaumont Arts for the Spirit Program

Founded in 2006, the Arts for the Spirit Program seeks to create an environment that promotes healing and comfort for our patients, families, visitors and employees through various art forms in our hospitals. Providing a restorative atmosphere renews the human spirit and extends the Beaumont Health mission: compassionate, extraordinary care every day.

Art Galleries: Arts for the Spirit presents local and nationally recognized artists in rotating art exhibitions in fourteen exhibit galleries our hospitals.

Musical Performances: Through partnerships with local and nationally renowned musicians, the healing power of music is presented as lobby concerts in our hospitals, performances in our retirement communities, and interactive experiences in our children’s facilities.

Therapeutic Music Program: Certified Music Practitioners provide emotional, spiritual, mental and psychological comfort through the presence of live acoustic music at the bedside or in the unit.

Art Making: Interactive art experiences created by exceptional visual artists are offered to our patients and families as well as our employees throughout the system.

15500 Lundy Parkway, Dearborn, MI 48126
Website: https://www.beaumont.org/patients-families/support-services/arts-for-the-spirit
Contact Name: Judith McNeeley
Contact Email: [email protected]


Cam Bush is the Owner of Art Therapy Consults and Studio in Chattanooga, TN. She is committed to the value of utilizing art in healing and wellness with children, adults and geriatrics with physical and emotional challenges and life adjustment disorders.

Busch is a modern day pioneer and bridge builder for the arts and health among interdisciplinary organizations, including the creative arts therapies, the visual and performing arts and holistic nursing.

She is a licensed, registered and board certified art therapist, a retired licensed, registered and board certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, and an exhibiting artist and photographer. Busch has also served as a National Arts in Healthcare Consultant, and received a NEA/SAH Leadership Initiative Grant in 2001.

She is a benefactor of the arts in healthcare through elected voluntary board and committee service local, national and international.  These include the American Art Therapy Association, Inc., Tennessee Art Therapy Association, Inc., Society for the Arts in Healthcare, Global Alliance for Arts in Health, CHI Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Association for Visual Arts, AIM center, The Sophia Institute ( Charleston, SC ) and Sculpture Fields at Montague Park.

Art Therapy Consults and Studio
4116 Obar Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37419
Contact Email: [email protected]

Sally Denman

Sally Denman’s passion is how experiences in the arts can heal and transform our lives.  Her 35+ year career has been about bringing healing arts experiences to others, most often, those disadvantaged and underserved.

She directed the Arts in Mental Health Program at Napa State Hospital for 22 years.  This program provided visual, performing, and literary fine arts experiences to patients and staff at this 1200 bed psychiatric hospital.  Sally directed all aspects of the program including training artists-in-residence, curating patient and staff art exhibits, producing guest artist and patient performances, collaborating with local and state arts councils.

Sally is also a visual artist, Registered Art Therapist, SoulCollage® Facilitator and Labyrinth Facilitator.  She has used the arts and art therapy in her work with patients in hospitals, mental health centers, nursing homes, schools, prisons, and facilities internationally.  She has presented at multiple conferences, nationally and internationally.

She served on the Society for the Arts in Healthcare (SAH) Board of Directors, 1995 – 2001 and was a founding member of the SAH Consultancy Service. In 2011, Sally was a recipient of the SAH Distinguished Fellow Award for excellence in the field.

She is also an avid Sacred Circle Dancer and has been teaching this healing dance form, for which she was trained at the Findhorn Foundation, since 2005.

Contact Email: [email protected]

Gifts of Art Program at Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan

Established in 1986, the Gifts of Art Program brings the world of art & music to patients, families, visitors, faculty, students and staff at the University of Michigan’s multi-hospital medical center. It is one of the first and most comprehensive arts in medicine programs nationwide, has been recognized as a model program by the National Endowment for the Arts, and is an inspiration for many hospitals, both in the US and abroad.

Serving 1,000+ inpatient beds, a staff of 26,000, and outpatient visits of well over 2 million annually, Gifts of Art’s key programs include: nine galleries of changing exhibits; the Art Cart program (a lending library of framed art for patient rooms); a bedside art making program; a permanent art collection; an annual Employee Art Exhibition; weekly public concerts; live music bedside and in waiting areas; a full medical center orchestra (Life Sciences Orchestra); Story Studio at the bedside; the Friends Meditation Garden; plus lectures, special events, university partnerships in education, visual and performing arts, and community collaborations. Gifts of Art leads hospital-wide permanent art making projects such as the stunning 16 foot “Dragon of Wishes, Hopes and Dreams,” incorporating the work of 2,000 patients, visitors and staff.

NI-5E06, 300 N. Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Website: www.med.umich.edu/goa
Contact Name: Elaine Sims
Contact Email: [email protected]

journeypath institute

JourneyPath Institute is a global learning community that promotes integrative depth work, transformative process and expressive arts to support healing, wholeness and expansion.

Their programs and classes incorporate a unique blend of Jungian and arts based approaches. They weave depth work, narrative coaching, expressive arts and experiential learning to offer distinctive adult learning opportunities for those seeking a non-pathologizing approach to deep healing and aligned wholeness.

Programs such as the Creative Depth Coaching Certification are designed to complement a variety of professional fields with principles of wisdom, self-discovery, empowerment and healing. In the face of challenge and life-altering circumstances, clients explore their own material of life. 

Extended educational opportunities for general interest, facilitator and advanced coach training, all are intended to build on one’s own innate wisdom. Experience advanced insight in the fields of arts-based healing, applied coaching tools, wellness practice, embodied experience, art as ritual and transformative process.
JourneyPath Institute offers global programs at all levels to enhance one’s understanding of blended process, expressive arts, experiential learning and applied practice that can support personal growth and professional advancement.

Website: www.JourneyPathInstitute.com Contact Name: Cat Caracelo, Founder
Contact Email: [email protected]



Lynn Kable


The Arts in Healing program of The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts has been bringing the power of the arts into places of healing since 2009. Engaging in the creative process in institutional settings provides a space for emotional expression, self-discovery, inspiration, play, and connection when it is needed most. Our roster of carefully selected, trained, and supported artists serve patients, families, and staff including: adults healing from substance abuse, movement disorders, the wounds of war, and cancer; children recovering from physical and emotional abuse; seniors embracing the end of life; and families dealing with homelessness.

Though not therapy, medical staff frequently report their work is more productive following Arts in Healing workshops.  Short and Long-term outcomes include arts engagement being a contributing factor in maintaining sobriety, continued exploration of creativity following Arts in Healing program participation, and reconnecting with family members from institutional settings with handmade gifts and new experiences to share.

Drawing on the wisdom of indigenous cultures and creative self-expression, deep relationships have developed between local Veterans, our artists, and civilian community members through Warrior’s Heart Community, one of our hallmark programs.  Through it, we learn to communicate effectively, joining together to build a pathway forward.

501 W Main St., Louisville, KY 40202
Website: www.kentuckycenter.org
Contact: Kristen Hughes
Contact Email: [email protected]


The arts programming of Sanford Arts Vermillion (SAV) is designed to support wellness for residents, patients, staff, families and volunteers at the Sanford Vermillion Medical Center (SVMC).

Since 2013, arts programming -designed for residents of Sanford’s long term care facility- has supported positive changes in the workplace. Art making opportunities are offered as “mini-breaks” and provides creative ways to uplift the workplace culture. SAV applies visual arts, music, literary, contemplative and movement exercises to serve the broadest range of interests and abilities among the participants.

Dakota Hospital Foundation is proud to provide the first year funding to make this program possible. SAV is the beneficiary of DHF’s annual wreath auction and tree of lights fundraising events.



Since 2006, Sing for Hope’s arts outreach programs have brought hope and inspiration to thousands of individuals in under-resourced schools, hospitals, hospices, veterans’ centers, after-school programs, neighborhood centers, nursing homes, and disability networks. To date, Sing for Hope has partnered with over 250 nonprofit organizations, involved over 3,500 artists in community volunteerism, and placed over 400 artist-created Sing for Hope Pianos throughout NYC’s parks and public spaces for everyone to play – a symbol and celebration of art for all.


575 8th Avenue, Suite 1812, New York NY 10018
Contact Name: Monica Yunus
Contact Email: [email protected]


Stanford Children’s Health is the only health care system in the San Francisco Bay Area—and one of the few in the country—exclusively dedicated to pediatric and obstetric care. Our physicians and health care teams offer comprehensive clinical services, from treatments for rare and complex conditions to well-child care at more than 60 locations.

We’re honored to once again be ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. And, thanks to our academic affiliation with Stanford Medicineand Stanford University, we have access to some of the best innovative minds in medicine, science and research working to develop groundbreaking advances and new discoveries. Our new hospital expansion adds an additional 521,000 square feet to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, allowing us to treat even more patients and advance our preeminent care.

texas children’s hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital, located in Houston, Texas, is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to create a healthier future for children and women throughout our global community by leading in patient care, education and research. We are proud to be consistently ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation.

The Arts In Medicine Program features a series of guest artists who perform or do hands-on workshops with the children. These ‘Artists in Motion’ engage with the patients and families in a variety activities, such as magic tricks, painting, performing, and storytelling. On a daily basis the clinic waiting are is active with volunteers and guest artists that entertain our patients, their siblings, and their families so that their visit to our centers can be as comfortable as possible.


The Periwinkle Foundation develops and provides programs that positively change the lives of children, young adults and families who are challenged by cancer and other life threatening illnesses and are cared for at Texas Children’s Hospital.

The doctors and medical personnel at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers report that The Periwinkle Foundation’s programs are life-altering and directly impact how well patients battle their illnesses. Many former campers return as counselors and many families stay involved because our programs helped them through the emotional roller coaster of treatment. Wherever patients and family members find themselves in dealing with life-threatening diagnosis, The Periwinkle Foundation is there to help.


Since 1983, Wilkins Art Associates has provided an extensive range of art consulting services to major corporations, medical centers, institutions and private clients nationwide.   

Wilkins Art Associates, Inc. has provided clients with art consulting services that address each client’s specific aesthetic, budgetary, and architectural requirements. We have developed ongoing art collections, exhibition programs, gifts of art programs and Donor Recognition Artworks.  

A wide range of two dimensional and three dimensional contemporary and antique artworks have been placed through the years including: paintings, sculpture, drawings, antique maps, ceramics, tapestry, quilts, glass, wood, kinetic, metal, neon etc.


Now in its 61st year, Young Audiences of Houston implements over 3,798 programs each year with over 126 talented artists that reach over 243,910 students and teachers annually at schools, libraries, community centers, and hospitals with limited programming for college and adult continuing education programs, Young Audiences of Houston primarily serves children Pre-K through the 12th grade within the boundaries of the 51 greater Houston area school districts, including counties of Montgomery, Liberty, Walker, Brazoria, Matagorda, Fort Bend, and Galveston. Young Audiences of Houston is the managing partner for Houston Arts Partners, a collaborative partnership between area school districts and arts/cultural organizations.
They are at the forefront of arts education in Houston, pursuing equitable access to the arts through systems change efforts, sharing our expertise, and supporting programs and resources to our communities most in need across the greater Houston region.

550 Post Oak Place, Suite 230, Houston, TX 77027
Contact Name: Mary Curry Mettenbrink
Contact Email: [email protected]

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