Art of Healing: Art Can Heal

Sep 22, 2013

Art can heal.  That might seem like an overstatement, but it's an idea backed by research that healthcare professionals are now embracing.  Hospitals are no longer square sterile boxes with small windows.  Instead they're being designed with patient input.  From the art on the walls to the music in the background experts say positive surroundings help us get better.  This is the first in a series where we explore The Art of Healing.

Butterflies greet visitors to the Avera Behavioral Health Building in Sioux Falls. The butterflies are part of the theme throughout the building.
Credit Cara Hetland / SDPB