Glendale Adventist Medical Center

Glendale, California
Arts Consulting

Aesthetics was hired to assist Glendale Adventist Medical Center (GAMC) on its largest venture—the new Campus Expansion Project. At the center of the campus project is the new West Tower, offering seven stories for expanded patient care, including a larger emergency department, spacious surgery suites, priv­ate patient rooms, a new cardiovascular center and an intensive care unit. While developing this new tower, the leadership at GAMC decided, in concert with its community, to develop a healing arts program to enhance the new environment and celebrate the faith and community it serves. Implementation of this vision was difficult until they met Aesthetics. They were impressed with the knowledge and sensitivity Aesthetics had toward faith-based arts programs. To support them in accomplishing this goal, they engaged Aesthetics to provide the tools and the steps to develop a quality art program policy, and apply this policy to including art in the new expansion. Hav­ing dedicated committee members who set the mission, goals, policies and procedures, established the foundation for decision making about the impor­tant art program. The floors were given faith-based themes and each theme was given a visual definition that supported the work in the clinical areas.