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Welcome, Patients and Public

In 1990, a group of University of Florida physicians and Shands nurses from Shands at the University of Florida reached out to Gainesville community artists and began a collaboration that would have a lasting impact on patient care. The result of this partnership is a program called Shands Arts in Medicine.
What began as an investigation of how art might help reduce the stress of hospitalization has grown into a philosophy of care for an entire institution – a philosophy that centers on the belief that art is an integral component to healing.