Dignity health mercy san juan nicu

1176b98f92297f5cfe744d7b56bf7e97
NICU_Room_No_TV_BIGGER_BRIGHTER-1
Photo Jul 22, 1 49 07 PM
NICU_Display_Detail
HALLWay_Baby_blue_3_brigher
Photo%20Aug%2011%2C%209%2036%2057%20AM_e
bird_Tile_2_brighter
Photo Jul 21, 1 18 46 PM
Dragonflies_RT-2_brighter
Photo Aug 11, 9 11 44 AM
Photo%20Aug%2011%2C%209%2011%2033%20AM_e
Photo Aug 11, 9 28 58 AM
Photo%2520Aug%252011%252C%25209%252030%2

Location

Carmichael, CA


Project Type

Healthcare

Pieces Installed 

53

Design Task

ACS worked with the design firm and the project team at Dignity Health to complete this meaningful artwork collection at the Mercy San Juan Hospital's NICU in Carmichael, CA. This project is what the ACS values are all about - when art is more than art.  We set out to create an artwork collection that would provide hope and inspiration to the patients and families as well as the incredible professionals who serve in this unit with immeasurable passion and dedication. The key centerpiece of the project was the custom NICU Graduates Display. In order to begin the process for the display, we attended the 30th Anniversary Reunion event, and with the inspired idea of the nurse manager, we set up photo booths to capture the beautiful faces of what they call the "graduates". These kids began life in the NICU and are now home with their families. Our goal in celebrating the graduates with this unique custom designed display, was to provide hope and strength to the parents and families who are now in the waiting room going through this experience. The entire collection also included a resin piece by Maren Conrad, a silk and glass commission from an international artist, and the gorgeous 

 ‘Mother and Child’, done by renowned Sacramento artist David Garibaldi, which was purchased and donated by one of the NICU physicians.