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  

Elaine takes special care to work with the hospitals' specific needs and desires. She went to great lengths to create a display of photo art in memory of my father that had to be specially framed for the unit where it was placed. And as a contributing photographer, I am so pleased that my photo - my small contribution - is lifting spirits and making a difference for patients and staff because of this foundation and her efforts.

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Thanks, Becky, for your kind comment. It was a beautiful project that we did to remember your father. The plaque with your parent's names as contributers will be there for a long time. Also your lovely photo will certainly bring peace and comfort to many patients all over the world!

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My father wanted to express appreciation to the hospital and its staff that cared for him so well. Elaine took the extra time and effort to work with the staff of the area that was to receive the donated photos. She created a beautiful memorial to my father that was mounted appropriately and matched my father's life so well. Thank you, Elaine.

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Elaine's mother, Leona, was one of my favorite people. She always encouraged and supported me, especially my musical endeavors. When she became ill, Elaine was her main support, present with her mother at every moment even though it meant leaving her home in Italy for months at a time. From this painful experience came this wonderful foundation, whose art provides encouragement and support for what can be the hardest time in people's lives. I'm grateful for Elaine's work and efforts, and I feel that she is keeping the spirit of her mother alive through this.

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

With Elaine's positive and creative energy, the possibilities are endless. I know she would be able to imagine even more ways to bring solace and beauty to patients.

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2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have seen Elaine's photos in several different locations. She has changed the atmosphere in these locations. Very high quality and locations are not ones that people would normally see. Keep up the great work Elaine.

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2014

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Thanks so much for your kind comment! Best, Elaine

Rating: 5 stars  

Eleine is indeed a great artist who brought so much beauty and healing to so many suffering people around the world. Her foundation is an example of her deep caring for her fellow human beings and such a great inspiration for us all to follow.

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2014

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Thanks, Carin, for your kind review. I appreciate your words of encouragement to continue!!

Rating: 5 stars  

The photos that have been hung in Neuroscience ICU of the Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI are striking in their artistry and still so very appropriate in the setting. That they include the work of at least one photographer with roots in the area makes the installation even more personal and special. This is a wonderful enterprise that gives soul and beauty to what could be such a forbidding place.

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2014

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So happy to be of service to the patients and staff in the Neuroscience ICU! Yes, included in your collection of photos are those of photographers Stan Strembicki (on our Board of Directors) and Paula Visnoski, both with roots in Rhode Island! Thanks for your kind comments!

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been in many hospitals. I have been there as a patient, a supporter of friends and family, and to care for my countrymen. In my travels to over 60 countries, I have been in hospitals not fit for animals. I have been to hospitals served by a lone valiant doctor. The work of Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals, Inc. brings beauty and comfort. Elaine Poggi's work is artistic, high quality, and achieves its goal.

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2014

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Thank you, Louis! You definitely have seen the world's hospitals. I do my best to make things better...

Rating: 5 stars  

Elaine has brightened so many hospitals and it means so much to patients. It is hard in hospital and some are so sterile and bleak it is depressing. Through this foundation Elaine has helped people all over the world in such a tireless effort to brighten peoples hardest times in life. Praise God for people like Elaine who dedicate their life to serving others.

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Life-changing

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2013

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Thank you, Florence! Your words mean a lot to me!

Rating: 5 stars  

What a way to honor one's mother! I admire Elaine and her tireless work in this project. As a cancer survivor, I know how dreary hospital and infusion rooms are. Elaine's photos brighten up and make the rooms sparkle! This makes people's spirits soar! Positive actions bring positive results. I know Elaine's Foundation will continue to be a positive influence on the whole patient and their families.

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Life-changing

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2012

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Thanks, Helen! You know, for sure, the difference beautiful nature photos can make in a hospital environment!

Rating: 5 stars  

This foundation is truly an act of kindness and generosity. It not only impact the patients at these hospitals, but he family, friends, and staff also at these hospitals. Wonderfully simple concept with scientific fact that it helps people!

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2012

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Thanks so much, Ally, for your kind words and support!! All my best, Elaine

Rating: 5 stars  

Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals is a gift to those who need it the most. Having spent a lot of time with family members in the hospital, I know how the beauty of God's natural world can uplift and inspire those who live inside sterile walls for days, if not weeks and months. Elaine's photos, and the photos of other volunteers, are exceptional!

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Rating: 5 stars  

The idea of 'place' and nature is important to us all and our surroundings are seldom more important to us then when we are ill and have been removed from our homes. It creates additional stress and fear, with little comfort or distraction. Creating a welcoming environment in hospital settings around the world is a wonderful and humanitarian mission. Elaine Poggi knows this from vast and personal experience and her founding of Healing Photo Art is a testament to her ability and her commitment to creating a healing environment to patients and hospital staff throughout the world. We are delighted to have benefited from her art work and know first hand that it brings joy and calm to an otherwise impersonal environment. Karen Simonton Executive Director Simonton Cancer Center

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Life-changing

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2012

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