PIPELINE: Jonas Wood Privacy Curtains for Emergency Department at Children’s National

RxArt is excited to continue working with Children’s National Hospital and artist Jonas Wood to expand his privacy curtains to the hospital’s Emergency Department in Washington, D.C. Earlier this year, we installed Wood’s curtains in the hospital’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. The curtain’s design is filled with animals, sports balls, fruit, vases, and flowers. They provide a vibrant landscape for patients to visually explore and a positive distraction as they receive critical care. A registered nurse in the PICU said, “We don’t know how it feels waking up from a coma. But seeing these beautifully designed and colorful, playful curtains puts a smile on everyone’s face.”

The Emergency Department at Children’s National Hospital is one of the busiest in the country: they see over 90,000 patients each year. The extension of the project will allow RxART to install curtains around 44 beds in the E.D. that offer some of the only privacy in mostly multiple-bed rooms.

Every RxART project is produced at no cost to the hospital. RxART is deeply grateful to the Rallis Foundation for the generously pledged underwriting of this project. For more information on this project, please contact Megan Skidmore, Director of Development, at megan_skidmore@rxart.net.

Images; Jonas Wood, “Doodle privacy curtain” rendering ©️ 2018