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Arts & health

Using the arts to enhance your experienceand families

The arts - whether music, movement, literature or visual art - provide a channel for exploring emotions and an outlet for reflection and respite. At Novant Health, the arts provide a holistic dimension to medical care, enhancing patient recovery, caregiver health and forming a bridge to healing. Arts programming places human connection at the forefront of every interaction - touching participants in a way that complements yet transcends traditional care approaches. Results of participation in arts programming is measurable, and has been shown to reduce pain, shorten length of stay, and provide a better quality of life.

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Stories that inspire you…Care you can trust for life…


Our mission:

Novant Health will enrich the patient/caregiver experience by providing an integrated approach to arts and health. Enhanced care will remain at the heart of every engagement opportunity.

  • Using internal resources and external partnerships, we will create rich, diverse programs for patients, visitors and team members.
  • We will add to the national body of knowledge by tracking and reporting outcomes, sharing best practices, presenting findings, and sharing evidence-based benefits.
  • We will engage with local, regional and national organizations as appropriate, as a corporate citizen and active community partner.

For more information on arts programming, contact the Volunteer opportunities at the facility closest to you.