Regional Health adds art work to Cancer Care
Jun 20, 2018 10:16AM ● Published by Alyssa McGinnis
Regional Health has teamed up with the Suzie Cappa Art Center to add four additional mural panels outside the chemotherapy rooms at the Regional Health John T. Vucurevich Cancer Care Institute.
The panels will be unveiled during a brief ceremony at the southeast corner of the Cancer Care Institute at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 21.
Without the artwork, chemotherapy patients would have a window view of loading docks and parking lots. Now they see paintings from Suzie Cappa artists depicting words of affirmation, positive thoughts and vivid colors.
The Suzie Cappa Art Center provides a supportive, inspiring environment where artists can create, exhibit, and sell their work to the community. It’s a division of Black Hills Works, which provides quality, person-centered services and support to adults with disabilities.
“We are excited about the unveiling of this new artwork,” said Nancy Klunder, Interim Director of Cancer Care Services. “We want our healing environments to be positive, uplifting and encouraging for our patients. Positive, uplifting thinking is such a big part of the healing process.”
The Regional Health Foundation donated the art supplies to the Suzie Cappa Art Center. The first set of panels went up April 2016. The four new panels will help ensure all rooms in the Cancer Care Institute have a pleasant view.
The panels will be unveiled during a brief ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 21.