Room x Room
“This place is alive! You can’t feel depressed when you’re walking down the halls. The visuals and the colors really affect our mood and give a piece of joy when everything is so serious and intense. [Art] is one of the things I love about the House; it feels like a home.”
Teresa Fischer and her daughter Arizona have been guests at RMHC in 2014
Continuing Our Partnership in Support of Health and Family
For three years, ArtWorks has partnered with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati to add colorful works of art to the building.
Research has shown art therapy has a powerful effect on individuals and their families. Art in hospitals and healthcare environments reduces anxiety, rates of depression, increases self-confidence and has even been found to shorten lengths of stay. Research also supports the powerful effect the arts have on patient management, and how it contributes to increased job satisfaction, ultimately enhancing the quality of service received by patients.
There is a special need for art at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati (RMHC) because many of the children who stay at the House have traveled from across the country and the world to be there. RMHC understands that it is very trying for patients and their families to be far away from home enduring intensive medical procedures and sometimes lengthy recovery periods. RMHC sees art-based workshops and the installation of works of art throughout patient rooms as a positive way to connect the families to their new surroundings and also to enhance the overall quality of the families’ stays.
Watch Room x Room in action!