Community Benefit

High School Art Students Create Murals for Good Shepherd Health Care System

Some believe there is a direct connection between art and healing. The founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale is quoted as saying, “Variety of form and brilliancy of color in the object presented to patients are an actual means of recovery.”

This quote is something that Good Shepherd Health Care System Wound Care and IV Therapy Manager, Vicki Horneck believes wholeheartedly in. When Vicki was presented with an opportunity to feature artwork created by students at Echo High School, she enthusiastically agreed. According to Echo High School art teacher, Rick Thew, the student-created depict the seasons in the lifecycle of a tree – Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. The vibrant colors represent the tree through those seasons as it is silhouetted against those colors.

“So far, the artwork has been a conversation starter between patients and our staff. The colors arevibrant and make for a more cheerful and healing environment. We are thankful for the students and their thoughtfulness and generosity in providing us with their works of art,” exuberated Ms. Horneck.

Good Shepherd Health Care System provides Wound Care and IV Therapy services for patients experiencing wounds that have been difficult to heal and infusion and injection procedures.