(Left to Right) Jason Hughes, ArtServe Executive Director; Karen Parker, Stewardship and Donor Relations Specialist at Holy Cross Health; Julie Williamson-Bresset, ArtServe Board Chair (photo is courtesy of ArtServe)
May 24, 2023 – Since 2018, Holy Cross Health has partnered with ArtServe to feature exhibitions by South Florida female artists at the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center at Holy Cross HealthPlex.
That long-standing relationship was recognized with an inaugural Impact Award in the business partner category from ArtServe, which honored the most transformative and influential arts supporters in media, the community, business and philanthropy as well as the arts incubator’s most memorable artists, during a reception celebrating the award winners.
“The female artist exhibitions at the Women’s Center reflect the fact that art is an invaluable, therapeutic tool to facilitate healing from illness, pain, loss or other emotional struggles,” Holy Cross Heath President and CEO Mark Doyle said. “The artwork is welcoming and calming not only for patients and visitors, but also for our staff. We appreciate ArtServe’s support of local artists and the connection with the community through art in unexpected places. We thank ArtServe for recognizing us as a valued business partner.”
Accepting the award for Holy Cross Health was Stewardship and Donor Relations Specialist Karen Parker.
The Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center at Holy Cross HealthPlex, 1000 N.E. 56th Street in Fort Lauderdale, is a comprehensive healthcare center specifically designed for women and by women. Services are offered in the specialty areas of family medicine/women’s health, obstetrics/gynecology, cardiology and endocrinology. In addition to the gallery of art, there is also a medical spa, a meditation and healing garden, education classrooms, a café and teaching kitchen called the Blessed Bistro and a lifestyle/counseling room. The Women’s Center was funded entirely through philanthropy.
ABOUT HOLY CROSS HEALTH
A member of Trinity Health, Fort Lauderdale-based Holy Cross Hospital, dba Holy Cross Health, is a full-service, non-profit, Catholic, teaching hospital operating in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. Holy Cross has been recognized for eight Types of Care and ranked #8 in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area in U.S. News and World Report’s 2022-23 Best Hospital rankings. Holy Cross Health has also been nationally recognized for protecting patients from harm and preventable harm and error with their fifth consecutive “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. Through strategic collaborations and a commitment to being a person-centered, transforming, healing presence, the 557-bed hospital offers progressive inpatient, outpatient and community outreach services and clinical research trials to serve as our community’s trusted health partner for life. Holy Cross Health also encompasses Holy Cross HealthPlex outpatient facility, urgent care centers and more than 40 Holy Cross Medical Group physician practices. To learn more about Holy Cross Health, visit holy-cross.com. Connect @holycrossfl.
Named a “2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits, Fort Lauderdale-based ArtServe is an award-winning arts incubator that is advancing the arts for social good as a creative laboratory and hub for experimental artists committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Now in its 35th year, ArtServe has won several awards for innovation in the arts and is supported in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Florida’s Department of State and the Division of Cultural Affairs. Each year, ArtServe programs contribute tangibly to the region’s economy, helping 2,000+ artists sell their work, build businesses and engage the community. To do that, ArtServe secures financial support through donations, sponsorships and memberships.