Parrish Medical Center gets creative to achieve a truly healthy environment
The dulcet notes of a harp soar through the atrium as the
sweet sounds of a flute play harmony. What could be more
Parrish Medical Center is truly a healing environment, especially
when you hear beautiful music or see spectacular works
of art. Scientific studies have shown that music helps to relieve
pain and reduce stress and anxiety for patients. It can result
in physical changes, including improved respiration, lowered
blood pressure, improved cardiac output,
reduced heart rate and relaxed muscle tension.
A Healing Place
Music and the arts always have been an important
part of healing at PMC, and you can hear
musicians in the atrium every weekday. During
the winter holidays, the atrium rings with a
different kind of joyful sound as local school
choirs and other singing groups share their
voices with visitors and care partners.
Whether it’s a piano, harp, flute, trumpet
or cello whose tones float to the top of the
four-story atrium, music is an integral part
of Parrish Medical Center.
Recently, a patient was having an EKG test
and her nurse commented on how calm she
was. The woman responded, “It’s because I
hear beautiful music.” Innerpeace, a regularly scheduled harp
and flute duo, was playing in the atrium at the time.
You’ll also see beautiful original artwork displayed in
the hallway between the concierge desk and the emergency
department. Thanks to the talented artists of the Titusville
Art League, new art is hung every month for the enjoyment of
all. The January featured artist, Marian Madsen, was 99 years
young when her art was displayed. Madsen’s vibrant paintings
brought smiles to the faces of those who traversed the hallway.
The artwork also is available for purchase, so you might just
find that perfect piece of art at PMC.
Go to Parrish Medical Center if you need medical care. But
you can also go for the beautiful music and healing art. Many
more musicians than are pictured here share their time and
musical talents at PMC throughout the month.