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TMC Center for the Healing Arts 

The Center for the Healing Arts incorporates visual, performing, communicative, and relationship arts as a form of learning, expression, and healing for patients and employees.  

The Art of Healing
View The Art of Healing, featuring artwork from the collection at Truman Medical Centers...
The Center works in partnership with the community to offer a variety of programs, initiatives, and enrichment opportunities for both patients and staff of TMC.  It uses the creative expression of arts and literature to encourage a broader understanding of people in health and illness. 

The goal for all Center for the Healing Arts programs is to improve patient services, and to attract, develop and retain high quality employees to Truman Medical Centers.  

The Center for the
Healing Arts features:  

  • First Friday Concerts - The First Friday concerts are held every month in the TMC Hospital Hill lobby and bring local and national talent to the patients and employees of TMC.  
  • TMC Healing Arts Gallery - Rotating displays of art - paintings, murals, sculpture, photography, from renown artistis are on display throughout both hospital campuses.  
  • Healing Gardens - A therapeutic environment for our Behavioral Health clients.  There is both a production portion to raise food for harvesting, as well as an aesthetic garden for peace and tranquility for patients and employees, not to mention overall beautification of the urban core.  
  • Healing Ceilings - Custom-painted ceiling tiles promote the therapeutic quality of TMC space and positively affect staff's productivity.
  • Arts on a Cart - Bedside activities with no disruption to the medical treatment of the patient started in the Oncology Clinic and will be implemented in other locations for patients to access.  
  • Employee Art Shows - Employees are encouraged to share their various art forms with the employees and visitors of Truman Medical Center. Art is displayed in a designated Employee Art Gallery outside the cafeteria entrance on the ground floor.  
  • Book Club - Employee groups discuss ideas generated from their reading of fictional and non-fictional works.
  • Feature Artist Receptions - Local, regional and national artists are introduced to the TMC Community through receptions readily attended by community members, including TMC staff and patients. 

Saxophonist Bobby Watson performs with his ensemble at a recent First Friday Concert.




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