Programs

Programs

The Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program offers a variety of experiences for patients, visitors and staff focused on improving health. In general, healing arts programs have been shown to:

  • Shorten post-operative recovery and hospital stays
  • Raise pain thresholds and reduce need for pain medications
  • Improve mood
  • Lower blood pressure and heart rate
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Enhance sleep patterns, alertness, and growth in newborns

Healing Arts programs are available locally through generous contributions and volunteer efforts of talented individuals. If you would have an idea for a program or are interested in supporting the Dr. Robert L. A. Keeley Healing Arts Program, please call 540-224-4544 or email healingarts@carilionclinic.org

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May 4, 2017
"April Rain"
Kristen and Rob Smith performing as Carrington Kay
This title is inspired by the month and weather we have been having, yes, but it is mainly inspired by the powerful experience of the burden burning ceremony that took place this past Wednesday, April 26 at noon in front of the hospital.
 

March 30, 2017
What a Wonderful World”
Kristen and Rob Smith performing as Carrington Kay

This is Carrington Kay checking in after our first month as Healing Arts Artists-in-Residence. It is truly incredible that a month has passed, but even more so because of the amazing giving and receiving found within it because of the Healing Arts.

 

Meighan Sharp, Artist-in-Residence
May 9, 2017
 
I have to tell you, Mrs. B was a gift.
I met her on 10 South—oncology and palliative care—in January, soon after I started as artist-in-residence. Some patients are hesitant to work with me (I’m not an artist, they’ll say. Oh, I can’t draw at all.). Even after I assure them that my kind of art is about the process, because, well, actually I’m a writer, they’re still unsure.
 Not Mrs. B.