Welcome to the ARTrium at San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center
When the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center in Alamosa built a clinical services addition, they decided to create something that would clearly count as an asset in this small town just north of the New Mexico border. The new space has ample room to serve as a meeting place for community members, with a spacious two-story atrium. Originally designed as a well-lit corridor, the second floor atrium now hosts rotating exhibitions by local and regional artists and has become a reception space for community groups.
With exhibitions, community receptions, and children’s art displays, the ARTrium program is designed to enrich the relationship between healthcare and the community. We work with local artists throughout the Valley to reflect the culture and life of the San Luis Valley and remind our patients, visitors and staff of the creativity and beauty all around them. The ARTrium has featured artists such as Coni Grant, Randy Pijoan, Annie Troncoso, David Montgomery, Jane Jacobs and Charles Ewing.
Art retains the power to enhance many aspects of life, and its benefits have been well documented in healthcare settings. It is our intention to serve the patients, visitors, and staff who come to our hospital by offering a haven of comfort and caring vision. We know that people often come to our facility with feelings of stress, confusion and upset. Our Vision statement is “Making Exceptional Healthcare Personal”, and we hope that this environment is calming and comforting for you.
To find out more about the ARTrium, or to contribute to the program, contact Kelly Gurule, Director of SLVRMC Foundation and Volunteer Services at 719-587-5707.