Our new Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center in Lexington was featured on Polyvision, highlighting the use of large-scale environmental graphics to create a welcoming, healing environment.
Hope and Healing
The mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children is that all care and services are provided in a family-centered environment. The new Lexington Shriners Medical Center is no exception. Any fears or anxieties that the children might have when they enter the center are met by a soothing 40-foot-long, 7-foot-tall photographic landscape of the Appalachian Mountains in Virginia. Mounted on a sweeping canvas, the photo features verdant hills in the foreground meeting blue ridges in the background. Graphic illustrations are superimposed onto the landscape: a yellow sunrise with rays, pale-blue clouds, and blush-toned birds. They’re placed there like a wink to the young patients, saying, “This is a safe place.”
We knew that we wanted to have graphics, art, and engaging pieces in all of the patient-care zones. We always want to make sure that we have things interesting for the kids and families.
Jessica Mistretta, SRG Senior Associate