As you walk into the newly constructed Radiology waiting room at Emory University Hospital, you will notice the addition of calming artwork arranged on the walls. Patients are now able to entertain themselves or imagine soothing thoughts triggered by the artwork, instead of staring at a sterile white wall nervously waiting for their procedure. Several studies have shown that artwork displayed in hospitals and clinics can help reduce stress for patients and increase satisfaction with care. With a newly renovated waiting area, Emory Radiology is a step closer to providing patients with the ultimate patient experience.
The photographs you see throughout the waiting area and in the adjacent hallways are the work of two photographers who have a special relationship with Emory Radiology:
Jennifer Keenan Giliberto is the creative eye behind the lens of jkeenan photography and a dedicated member of the Emory Healthcare Patient and Family Advisor Radiology Council. A lifestyle and documentary photographer, she captures life and moments with a unique perspective. When Jennifer is not behind the lens, she can be found adventuring with her three children, working in her organic garden, cooking a spontaneous meal for friends and volunteering her time to enhance the patient experience throughout Emory Healthcare. Jennifer’s photographic work can be found at: www.jkeenanphotography.com
Carolyn C. Meltzer is passionate about the most intimate glimpses of the natural world in a variety of habitats. Her subjects are portrayed using a very close range or macro technique in order to capture the dynamism of a small world few may notice. Both color and black and white works have been exhibited in numerous solo, group, and juried art shows. Dr. Meltzer is also a neuroradiologist and nuclear medicine physician and national radiology leader who spends most of her time in dedicated service to Emory as Chair of the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences. More of her photographic art may be seen at www.carolynmeltzer.com