Centura Health's Healing Arts Program is honored by CBCA
Centura Health was a 2020 CBCA Business for the Arts Awards honoree
Centura Health has seven hospitals in its Denver Metro Group (Avista Adventist Hospital, Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, Littleton Adventist Hospital, Parker Adventist Hospital, Porter Adventist Hospital, St. Anthony Hospital and St. Anthony North Health Campus) and the organization has leveraged the use of the arts to improve the quality of life for its patients. Centura Health was honored by the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) on March 10 at the Business for the Arts Awards for the creation and use of its Healing Arts Program.
The Healing Arts Program employs 20 certified music practitioners to play for patients one-on-one to meet the needs of patients. According to Barbara Lepke-Sims, Healing Arts Program coordinator at Centura Health, therapeutic music intervention can aid in the healing process through what’s known as a Relaxation Response.
“Centura Health is on a mission to build flourishing communities and whole person care, addressing the mind, body and spirit of each person,” says Lepke-Sims. “Through live therapeutic music and visual arts, all three of these are addressed.”
Through this program, Centura has served over 200,000 patients in ten years. Over the past 12 months, 85% of patients have reported less pain after a therapeutic music intervention.
The hospitals have also used art to beautify and improve the atmosphere of the hospitals with photography and visual art from over 800 local arts.
Learn more about Centura Health’s award-winning program below:
To learn more about the CBCA Business for the Arts Awards and to meet the other 2020 honorees, click here.