Continuing Care

Spectrum Health Neuro Rehab Services-Residential Hosts Art Exhibit

A special art show this month will spotlight the talent and creativity of residents in the Spectrum Health Neuro Rehabilitation Services-Residential Program

Artwork by 15 residents will be on display from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20 at the program’s administrative offices, 4130 Kalamazoo Avenue SE, Grand Rapids. The original paintings, prints, mugs, notecards and calendars will be displayed and will be available for sale.

“The Art Studio has provided a vehicle for self expression for people who have, in many cases, lost their ability to speak. Painting has allowed each person a healthy way to share feelings and memories, and to explore the world through imagination,” said Carol Greenburg, program director. “This artwork has gone beyond what we could have anticipated and has provided amazing insight into each resident’s perceptions of the world. The residents are learning to rely on themselves, and this self-direction promotes community transferable skills and builds self confidence.”

The artwork can also be seen in the video below:

Spectrum Health Neuro Rehabilitation Services-Residential is a long term and transitional residential program for persons living with severe traumatic brain injury. The program provides a home-like setting for 34 individuals who are capable of living in the community when provided with a high level of supervision, care, assistance and support services.

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system in West Michigan that offers a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, a collection of eight hospitals and more than 170 service sites; the Spectrum Health Medical Group, mmpc® and West Michigan Heart—physician groups totaling more than 500 providers; and Priority Health, a health plan with nearly 580,000 members. Spectrum Health’s 16,000 employees, 1,500 medical staff members and 2,000 volunteers are committed to delivering the highest quality care. The organization provided $79.4 million in community benefit during its 2009 fiscal year. In 2010, Spectrum Health was named a Top 10 Health System by Thomson Reuters.