Art installation commissioned with support from Dartmouth Health unveiled at New Hampshire Hospital

Image of mural depicting a river and mountains
A mural, commissioned with support from Dartmouth Health and other local corporate sponsors, was unveiled at New Hampshire Hospital on April 29.

Dartmouth Health is among the sponsors of a new art installation at New Hampshire Hospital, commissioned in collaboration with the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts (NHBCA). The mural, entitled “The Art of Healing,” is located in the staff breakroom of the state-run acute psychiatric hospital in Concord, and was unveiled on Monday, April 29.

Last fall, NHBCA collaborated with hospital staff to select a New England-based artist to create a mural that would help transform the space into an aesthetically pleasing, serene area that promotes self-care and well-being for their community of caregivers. Artist Karen Munday-Lincoln, of Derry, was selected for the project. Munday-Lincoln designed and painted the piece with input from hospital staff who utilize the breakroom. The final product is a serene river scene in a mountain landscape.

Dartmouth Health’s Department of Psychiatry has been contracted by the state of New Hampshire for over 36 years to provide clinical leadership, psychiatric, general medical and psychological services at New Hampshire Hospital.

Other corporate sponsors of the mural include TFMoran, Northeast Delta Dental, Orr & Reno, Lavallee Brensinger Architects, and Baker Newman Noyes.

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Dartmouth Health, New Hampshire's only academic health system and the state's largest private employer, serves patients across northern New England. Dartmouth Health provides access to more than 2,000 providers in almost every area of medicine, delivering care at its flagship hospital, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH, as well as across its wide network of hospitals, clinics and care facilities. DHMC is consistently named the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and recognized for high performance in numerous clinical specialties and procedures. Dartmouth Health includes Dartmouth Cancer Center, one of only 56 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and the only such center in northern New England; Dartmouth Health Children’s, which includes Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, the state’s only children’s hospital, and multiple clinic locations around the region; member hospitals in Lebanon, Keene and New London, NH, and Bennington and Windsor, VT; Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; and more than 24 clinics that provide ambulatory services across New Hampshire and Vermont. Through its historical partnership with Dartmouth and the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth Health trains nearly 400 medical residents and fellows annually, and performs cutting-edge research and clinical trials recognized across the globe with Geisel and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT. Dartmouth Health and its more than 13,000 employees are deeply committed to serving the healthcare needs of everyone in our communities, and to providing each of our patients with exceptional, personal care.