Healing Arts and Gardens
In Touch with Nature and the Arts
MidMichigan Health believes in treating the whole person. We recognize the connection between mind, body and spirit, and many of our programs take an integrative medicine approach that attends to more than just physical symptoms. Our galleries and gardens complement those programs through nature and the arts.
Patients, visitors and staff frequently need time to step back and reflect. The galleries and gardens can also serve as a place for them to be alone with their thoughts.
We invite you to take a virtual "stroll" through our Healing Arts Galleries and Gardens - or enjoy them in person the next time you are in one of our facilities.
The Healing Arts Gallery at MidMichigan Medical Offices - Midland offers a place for patients, visitors and the public to reflect and enjoy artwork in a variety of media. The gallery showcases the work of different Michigan artists throughout the year, including some whose work has served as a form of therapy when coping with illness or as a tribute to a loved one connected with the Medical Center.
Open weekdays 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. - Noon. Admission is free. For information about current featured artists, or to inquire about exhibiting artwork in the gallery, contact the gallery coordinator at (989) 839-3361 or Fund Development at (989) 839-3342.
The Healing Arts Gallery at MidMichigan Health Park - Mt. Pleasant, features the work of area artists for the enjoyment of Health Park patients, visitors and the public. The Healing Arts Gallery is a cooperative venture with Art Reach of Mid Michigan, which selects the artists and hangs each show. Artwork changes four times per year to feature the work of a new artist, and includes many different two and three-dimensional media.
Open from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays. Admission is free. For more information about featured artists, call MidMichigan Health Park - Mt. Pleasant at (989) 775-1600. To inquire about exhibiting artwork in the gallery, please call Art Reach of Mid Michigan at (989) 773-3689.
The Living Garden at the Medical Center in Gladwin offers a spot of serenity for patients, visitors and staff. Visitors can stroll through the area and enjoy the soothing sounds of a waterfall. A beautifully decorated sidewalk and patio area allows patients in wheelchairs an opportunity to rest and enjoy the peacefulness of nature.
The MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland has more than three miles of wooded Wellness Trails where visitors, patients and staff can exercise, meditate or relax. Deer and other wildlife often are seen along the trails. Trail Map (PDF 457 KB)
The fragrance of fresh blooms...the trickle of falling water...the Reflection Garden at MidMichigan Medical Offices - Midland is a soothing oasis where patients, visitors and staff can rest and recharge. The garden holds more than 20 varieties of plants and flowers, and paths are wide enough for wheelchairs. This courtyard may also be enjoyed from inside, especially by outpatients receiving chemotherapy.
All MidMichigan radiation oncology centers offer visual and music therapy to help patients relax during treatments. Patients often comment on the soothing nature of beautiful gardens, indoor murals or the rhythmic motions of tropical fish.