Andy & Molly Clark Start First Ever Arts in Medicine Endowment at Halifax Health

  • by Ashley.wohlford
  • February 21, 2022
  • Categories: Article, Blog, Press Release, Uncategorized, Video

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (December 9, 2021)

Today, Andy and Molly Clark, local entrepreneurs and owners of All Aboard Properties, announced a $400,000 gift to Halifax Health for the first ever Arts in Medicine Endowment.  The announcement was accompanied by a ceremonial agreement signing and some musical performances at Halifax Health with President and Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Feasel.  The gift will be used to fund an arts therapy coordinator to plan and schedule therapeutic visual, and musical art encounters and activities for patients and Halifax Health Team Members.

The idea came to the Clarks when they saw Lowell and Nancy Lohman’s gift for diabetes and Charles and Miki Grant’s gift for oncology.  According to Andy Clark, “seeing the generosity of others prompted me to think what could we do to help people in medical need and or during treatment regimens.  The idea of providing therapeutic arts was a natural.”  Joe Petrock, Executive Director of the Halifax Health Foundation worked with Julie Roth, Serviceline Administrator for oncology to source a program and coordinator who was trained at UF Health in Gainesville. “It is our hope to start this therapy for oncology patients with musical performance and visual art experiences and for the program to grow and touch all aspects of Halifax Health.  This gift by the Clarks takes our care to a higher level not only providing exceptional medical care but also providing wrap around care through comfort for our patients,” said Petrock.  Petrock stated that he will continue to raise funds to add to the Arts in Medicine Endowment and thanked the Clarks for improving experiences for so many among us who need medical treatments. 

 About Halifax Health

Recognized as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the United States by IBM Watson Health™, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of health care services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, two community hospitals, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home health care agency and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC), Center for Transplant Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org

 

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