PIPELINE: Nina Chanel Abney for Elmhurst Hospital

RxART is proud to be working with Nina Chanel Abney on a project for the Pediatric Ambulatory Clinic at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst. Abney will create a bright design for wall coverings to be installed in the waiting areas and hallways of the clinic. Her colorful imagery will provide a positive distraction for patients and their families as they wait to receive critical care.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst provides services for approximately 15,000 pediatric and adolescent patients annually. Founded in 1832, the hospital is located in the most ethnically diverse community in the world (Elmhurst, Queens) with immigrants from 112 different countries.  It is designated as a “Baby-Friendly” Hospital by Baby-Friendly USA, an initiative of the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund. Over 2,200 babies are delivered at the hospital each year. The hospital has 44 maternity beds, 30 neonatal beds, and 22 Pediatric beds.

RxART produces every project at no cost to the hospital and provides each commissioned artist with an honorarium. RxART is deeply grateful to Glori Cohen and Agnes Gund for their generous support of this project. For more information on supporting RxART’s projects, please contact Megan Skidmore: megan_skidmore@rxart.net or visit our Donate Page.

Image: Nina Chanel Abney, 2021 Proposal for NYC Health + Hospitals/elmhurst