Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals Inc

Rating: 4.98 stars   153 reviews

Address:

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 5000 colorful photos in more than 300 facilities on 7 continents!

Target demographics:

hospitals, healthcare facilities, hospices, clinics, nursing homes.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

placed 522 photographs in 30 facilities around the world

Geographic areas served:

global

Programs:

photo art projects for various units in healthcare facilities

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618 975 8545
www.HealingPhotoArt.org

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Reviews for Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals Inc

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.

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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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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Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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

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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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Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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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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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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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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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 3 stars  

I grew up with Elaine in Sparta, IL, from kindergarten to high school graduation. She was always very smart, creative, compassionate and loved life. I am not surprised to see her passion for nature and desire to help people. My wife is a 8 year breast cancer survivor and I believe the pictures promote serenity and help to calm the storm within. A sense of peace is generated when I view Elaine's pictures. The pictures are a reminder to be thankful for the beautiful world that God created. Danny M. Beard

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unlikely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

How did you learn about this organization?

Elaine is my friend!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I first learned of Elaine Poggi's work several years ago when I was in her hometown of Sparta, Illinois taping a story about a local artist (I'm a Public Television producer. I contacted Elaine in Italy and on her next trip to the states, I produced a profile of her and her foundation. I've been following the organization's growth ever since. I've been very impressed by the increasing numbers of high-caliber photographers volunteering their time to improve the quality of life for patients. From its beginnings, the Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals has been enthusiastically received by hospital staffs and the people for whom they care. It is most worthy of recognition.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Thanks so much, Ruth, for writing this wonderful review. I really appreciate it. And, of course, I am grateful for the great TV segment that you produced for "Living St. Louis" about the Foundation. Thank you!! Best, Elaine

Rating: 5 stars  

The photos are amazing! Seeing a display of Elaine's photos in a hospital setting immediately made me remember the power of a beautiful photograph. You immediately become relaxed and most of your fears drift away which is important in a hospital setting. They are all so beautiful. After seeing her displays, I came back and finished hanging photos in my office. I now have a more relaxed atmosphere where I spend a lot of my time. Keep up the wonderful work Elaine.

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Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

When entering a hospital setting - one is nervous and apprehensive to say the least. By having beautiful artwork in hospitals the atmosphere becomes less sterile and more comforting to the patient, bringing a sense of calm in a otherwise nervous setting.

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Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been following the Artistic Photographs that have been donated to the Foundation for photo art in hospitals. Inc for many years. The efforts have grown immensely and Elaine Poggi, the principle inspirator, travels to many places and has an eye for beauty. She thinks of this Foundation many times a day I think, taking pictures of beautiful moments, hanging them on walls where sick people can focus on such beauty. I am sure this helps distract patients and give them a moment's peace of mind amidst difficulties with bad health. Elaine is very generous with her time and her funding, it certainly seems an expensive affair printing out such large photos and acquiring excellent equipment to take them. I know they are appreciated immensely by both patients and visitors of hospitals.

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Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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