PIPELINE: Jonas Wood for Children’s National Hospital

RxArt is thrilled to be working with Jonas Wood on privacy curtains for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C. Wood has brought this exciting project to life with his energetic, ebullient designs, allowing RxArt to produce privacy curtains for the first time. Part of his FaceTime Doodle series, each character and object is inspired by drawings made by the artist’s own children.

We are honored to bring these whimsical, bright designs by such a wonderful artist to a place that really needs them. Curtains provide the only privacy for children and their families in this crucial area. Wood’s drawings have the power to transport, to divert, and to create a new experience within a space full of uncertainty.

Children’s National Hospital opened its doors in 1870. Today it is ranked among the top 10 pediatric hospitals in the country. Children’s National is #1 for babies for a third consecutive year and is ranked in every specialty evaluated by the U.S. News and World Report, including placement in the top 10 for: Neurology and Neurosurgery (#5), Nephrology (#6), Cancer (#9), and Pulmonology (#9). The pediatric health system has been designated two times as a Magnet hospital, a designation given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care.

Lead support for this project has been directed from the Eliza Moore Fund for RxArt. Additional thanks to Julius and May Schwartz Charitable Fund. For more information about this project and how to support it, please contact Megan Skidmore at 212-260-8797 or megan_skidmore@rxart.net, or click the red “Support This Project” button.

Image: Project rendering, Jonas wood, “Doodle Privacy curtain” ©2018.