A new focus

An innovative project has the ceilings of the ICU units at Hadassah-Ein Kerem lined with paintings and photography.

By ABIGAIL KLEIN
February 10, 2011 18:33
Moving Landscape

Moving Landscape. (photo credit: Avi Hayun/Hadassah)

 
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Hadassah-University Medical Center’s two Jerusalem campuses boast many works of art, most famously the Chagall Windows at Ein Kerem. But that doesn’t help lift the spirits of patients in the intensive care unit who have only bare ceilings to look at.

“Faraway Places” (Mekomot Rehokim) is the colorful answer to that gap. Spurred by a suggestion by ICU head nurse Dvorah Moria several years ago, Hadassah Ein Kerem’s two intensive care units now boast a photographic exhibition lining the ceilings of one unit and, most recently, original paintings in the other.

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