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Why spend money on healing art in a healthcare setting?

Healing[AA1]  art improves the perception that patients have about the quality of their medical care. Patients who are looking at healing art heal faster. Patients are also happier, which can influence patient satisfaction scores and improve hospital reimbursements. Visitors and staff will also benefit from art that connects with the outdoors.  This art also helps with hiring and retention of excellent employees.
But in today’s budget-tight environment, every dollar spent must perform to help hospitals manage in smart ways. Too often, facilities end up with no art or with cheap posters that no one really likes. We’ve all been visitors to bland healthcare facilities -- and sure wish there could be cheerful art to brighten the spirits of patients and caregivers.

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