Jonas Wood: Children’s National Hospital PICU

RxArt is thrilled to have worked with Jonas Wood on privacy curtains for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. Wood has designed curtains that offer a playful space for the imagination to run wild. We are honored to bring these whimsical, bright designs by such a wonderful artist to a place that really needs them. In the crowded, impersonal space of any hospital, privacy curtains often provide the only available respite. Wood’s drawings have the power to transport, to divert and to create a new experience within a space full of uncertainty. This is the first time that RxART has collaborated with an artist to produce privacy curtains.

Children’s National Hospital receives nearly 15,000 patients annually. It was ranked No. 7 nationally in the U.S. News & World Report 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals annual rankings, and for the fourth year in a row, its neonatology program, which provides newborn intensive care, ranked No. 1 for all children’s hospitals. For the tenth straight year, Children’s National ranked in all 10 specialty services, with seven specialties ranked in the top 10. The pediatric health system has been designated as a Magnet hospital, a designation given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care.

The project is generously underwritten by the Eliza Moore Fund for RxART. Additional thanks to Julius and May Schwartz Charitable Fund. For more information on RxART projects and how to support them, please contact Megan Skidmore at 212-260-8797 or

Images; Artwork ©️ Jonas Wood; photographer: Sean shanahan photography. courtesy of the artist and rxart, new york.