|Member Spotlight - May 2012|
MAY 2012 MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Annette is Aesthetics’ CEO and Creative Visionary Officer, whose role is to understand the pulse and direction of health care and to guide her design firm to assist health care organizations by designing physical environments that create positive patient experiences, and support organizational cultural change and improvement initiatives.
During a significant hospital expansion and redevelopment project, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota (Children’s) sought to enhance and deepen its current scope of care by improving the healing journey while evolving practices and approaches. Children’s partnered with Aesthetics, Inc. (I was the lead designer) to lead the design and implementation of an evidence-based visual and performing arts program whose goal was to provide a warm, creative atmosphere that promotes healing, enhances the child and family experience, and engages the neighborhoods surrounding the campus. Children’s "Arts & Healing and Urban Renewal Project” comprises a regional arts program, includes more than 350 pieces of original art on the hospital’s campuses, and partnerships with seven local art organizations that developed participative and performing arts programs. To ensure the program was evidence-based, a research and evaluation component was built in from the start.
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