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St. Luke’s Unveils New Artwork “Public Art for Healthy Hearts”
January 10, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Caring for hearts has been a focus at St. Luke’s since 1978 when the hospital’s open heart surgery program began. Since then, St. Luke’s has built a legacy as Cedar Rapids’ Heart Hospital treating more heart patients than any other hospital in Cedar Rapids and performing the most advanced heart procedures locally.
In advance of February as heart awareness month and to uplift our patients, their families, healthcare workers and the community, St. Luke’s is sharing “Public Art for Healthy Hearts,” featuring work by Cedar Rapids artist, Laura Saylor Smith. Her original paintings will be on display in St. Luke’s SurgiCare lobby and windows, on area billboards, ads and other public locations in the community.
The art will be unveiled during a special presentation Monday, Jan. 10 at 12:30 p.m. in St. Luke’s SurgiCare Lobby. The details:
What: Public Art for Healthy Hearts
When: Mon., Jan. 10, 12:30 p.m.
Where: St. Luke’s Hospital, 1026 A Ave., NE, Cedar Rapids, SurgiCare Lobby, Second Floor
Why: To raise awareness about heart disease and to uplift patients, healthcare workers and the community.
Editors: If you would like to cover the Public Art for Healthy Hearts unveiling, please let me know by email, phone call or text. I will need to meet journalists at the hospital’s West Entrance and escort to the SurgiCare lobby. Laura Saylor Smith will arrive at St. Luke’s around noon – prior to the unveiling and would be available for interviews.