Died a Healed Man

 Deborah Quinn Munson's painting depicts a familiar spot for Connecticut Shoreline residents

Deborah Quinn Munson's painting depicts a familiar spot for Connecticut Shoreline residents

"The outcome was unfortunate. My father ultimately died. However, he died a healed man."

A patient's daughter wrote to Smilow sharing the great positive effect that a painting hanging in her father's hospital room gave to him in his final moments. The painting by Deborah Quinn Munson is just one of 700 pieces of art that make up the Smilow Cancer Hospital's healing arts collection. This collection, curated by CAMA, showcases the work of local artists and features many scenes of nature inspired by the regional landscape.

Moments like these reminds us why we are in the healthcare design profession and also solidifies the fact that though our work may not be able to physically heal patients, we can help patients and their families in other ways through positive, personalized distractions.

 

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