For 140 years, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center (P/SL) has been meeting the healthcare needs of patients and their families from across the Rocky Mountain, Great Plains region and around the world. With more than 80 specialties, 1,200 specialists and primary care physicians and 1,900 employees, P/SL and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children is the only tertiary/quaternary combined pediatric and adult hospital in this region. Leading comprehensive services include the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cardiovascular Services, Cancer Care, Blood & Marrow Transplant, Labor & Delivery/Mom & Baby, Maternal-Fetal Care, Orthopedics, Spine, Kidney/Liver Transplant, Hyperbaric Medicine, Wound Healing, Infectious Disease and more. HCA Healthcare’s Continental Division, which includes HealthONE and P/SL, was named the #1 large hospital system in the United States by IBM Watson Health as part of the 15 Top Health Systems recognition process.


In honor of Black History Month, we contacted local black artists and asked if we could display their artwork in the main lobbies of Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. We were able to secure beautiful paintings and drawings from five different artists which were proudly displayed on easels along with a bio of each artist. Colleagues, physicians, patients and their loved ones were all able to enjoy the art throughout the entire month of February. We also included photos of the work along with the artists’ names in our colleague and physician newsletter, as well as a photo on our social media sites, highlighting one of the artists who took the time to stop by and share the story about his life and his art. We look forward to making this an annual tradition.


This past year has been challenging for everyone, but perhaps more so for healthcare workers. We realized that our teams and patients needed more than just treatment, they needed other outlets to allow for health and healing. We introduced Wellness Rounds, which included the opportunity to engage in journaling and art therapy as an outlet and release. The initiative was well received and something we plan to continue as we saw the positive effect it had on so many.

Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center has loyally served Denver and the Rocky Mountain Region for 140 years and we know how essential the arts are to the foundation of any community. We have been fortunate to watch art transform, heal and enhance lives. Art allows us all to express and better understand emotion in a meaningful, sustainable, timeless way. The arts bring people, and businesses, together for the betterment of mankind. With our mission: “Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life,” we value the role art plays into that very mission.


Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, along with HealthONE, are long time supporters of CBCA – not just financially, but as active members and leaders. We believe strongly that art is healing and creativity is essential.

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