FOUNDATION FOR PHOTO ART IN HOSPITALS INC

Rating: 4.98 stars   129 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Health, Human Services

Location: 4909 Laclede Avenue, Unit 1704 St. Louis MO 63108 USA

Mission: The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals is a non-profit publicly supported organization dedicated to placing colorful, soothing photographs of nature in hospitals to give comfort and hope to patients and their families, visitors, and caregivers. Our vision is to create a shift in the way people view hospitals, from cold and sterile to warm and welcoming. We wish to change hospitals by humanizing their environments, a concept that is slowly gaining influence in many countries.
Results: We have placed over 4000 colorful photos in more than 250 facilities on 7 continents!
Target demographics: hospitals, healthcare facilities, hospices, clinics, nursing homes.
Geographic areas served: global
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 76-0720368
618 975 8545
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Abbiamo sempre troppo poco tempo per guardarci attorno. Viviamo di corsa, il lavoro ci assilla, a volte manca anche il tempo per la famiglia. Ma quando ci si ammala allora tutto cambia. Le giornate sono lunghissime e ogni dettaglio dell'ambiente in cui ci si trova diviene interessante. Purtroppo gli ospedali oltre a essere luoghi di sofferenza spesso sono anche squallidi. Elaine con le sue foto apre fantastiche finestre su quel mondo che non ci siamo mai fermati abbastanza a osservare e le pone in luoghi dove c'è tutto il tempo per apprezzarle.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the entusiasm of Elaine

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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6 people found this review helpful

Speaking as a professional fundraiser with 20 years' experience,now retired, I can attest that Elaine Poggi's dedication to her mission, added to the energy with which she promotes it, ensure its ongoing success. Two suggestions: research and follow through on (1) which med schools are studying the effects of attractive environments on patient outcomes, and (2) which corporations, USA and abroad, involved in digital photography would consider requests for major gifts. Then submit relevant proposals. The Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals is an important project and deserves our generous support.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

...my visits to the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis, MO. Elaine's photos are prominent there. To see them, rather than a blank beige wall, and travel in my imagination to, for example, a valley in Umbria, can ease an otherwise stressful event.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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1 person found this review helpful

The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals is dedicated to providing art that delivers therapeutic benefits to hospital visitors, staff, and patients. Research results reveal that viewing nature photographs lowers blood pressure, anxiety, and reduces the need for pain medication. Elaine Poggi and the Foundation have done an incredible job of assembling a collection of world class photography and placing them in hospitals around the world.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their pursuit of excellence by putting their products under the scrutiny of scientific investigation, whose results will be announced on March 20, 2010 at a conference in Florence, Italy.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand the selection of products that it installs toward creating a healing hospital environment.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals is a remarkable group.They are providing beauty not only to people who are sick but also to the people who work with them and their families. Placing beautiful artwork in hospitals creates an environment of hope and healing and enables people to let go of fear. The impact of the arts in the process of healing was recognized early on by Hippocrates, who understood the importance of uplifting his patients' spirits. Similarly, Galen would set his patients outside in the marketplace, enhancing their healing through contact with the sights and sounds of daily life. The value of a rich and uplifting environment to healing has since been documented in such research as Robert Ulrich's study: "Effects of Interior Design on Wellness: Theory and Recent Scientific Research" (Journal of Health Care Interior Design, 1991), which demonstrated that patients who could view nature through their windows had shorter post-operative hospital stays, made negative comments less often, needed fewer doses of narcotics, and had fewer post-surgical complications. I am very proud to be a part of this organization. This organization promotes healing through beauty!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

participating with them to provide an alternative method of healing. Teaching people about good health through the visual enjoyment of beauty is invaluable. This organization is providing an affordable means of healing.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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