Healing is more than getting quality medical care — it’s about the heart, the mind and the spirit. We understand that during a patient’s most difficult moments, art can be a source of inspiration, comfort and strength. Since 2008, Renown has installed 1,500 original works of art and 1,500 fine art posters to enhance our healing environments.

Healing Arts Helps Our Patients

Music at the Bedside

Our bedside musician program began in 2007 with our resident musicians playing at various Renown Health locations. Music has a positive impact on patients leaving them feeling happier and healthier than they were before. Grants from the Nevada Arts Council are made possible through appropriations from the State of Nevada and the National Endowments for the Arts.

Music Therapy

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals with a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.


 

Pet Therapy

The healing power of a visit from a furry friend is demonstrated through our Pet Therapy Program, which began in 1997. Our registered and certified pet therapy dogs visit patients at various Renown Health locations.

Healing Arts Performances

Concerts and live theatrical performances at Renown Regional and Renown South Meadows Medical Center are made available at no charge to the public. The Healing Arts Performance Series is made possible thanks to a partnership and grant with the City of Reno Arts and Culture Division.


 

UNR Med Artist in Residence Program Elective

The Artist in Residence Program, a partnership between Renown Health, Sierra Arts, and the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, is dedicated to connecting fourth year medical school students with the power of the arts. This program supports the integration of the arts, including literary, performing and visual arts and design with the student experience in healthcare and community settings for therapeutic, educational, and expressive purposes.

Healing Gardens

Providing strength and peace for all who visit, Renown Regional Medical Center features two Healing Gardens. Fianna’s Healing Garden offers medicinal plants, original sculptures and artwork, and a serene environment designed to promote patient healing and comfort.

The John & Sue Dermody Children’s Healing Garden provides children and their families a sanctuary outside of the hospital, featuring play structures, colorful outdoor art, picnic tables and benches and an indoor Teen and Kids’ Zone with a computer and reading corner. Patients and their families can enjoy a quiet place made just for them.

Support Healing Arts

If you are interested in supporting the Healing Arts Program at Renown Health, or if you would like more information regarding Renown Healing Arts programs or to learn how you can get involved, please contact the Renown Health Foundation at 775-982-4768.



Upcoming Events

Jul 01
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Renown Regional Medical Center, Tahoe Tower Lobby
Marina Roznitovsky currently teaches harp at the University of Nevada, Reno and Truckee Meadows Community College, and operates a private harp studio in Reno. She is currently the principal harpist with the Reno Chamber Orchestra, Susanville Symphony and the Nevada Opera. She is active in charit...
Jul 10
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Renown Regional Medical Center, Tahoe Tower Lobby
Renown Institute for Cancer is hosting an ArTown painting event. All painting supplies provided by Pinocchio’s Moms On the Run. All you need is your imagination. Open to anyone affected by cancer: patients, family, friends and care providers. This event is free to attend. Please register below...
Jul 10
5:00 - 6:30 pm
Renown Regional Medical Center – Mack Auditorium
Renown Healing Arts is proud to partner with TheatreWorks of Northern Nevada to present the Little Mermaid for our 2019 Artown show. In a magical kingdom below the sea an adventurous young mermaid, Ariel, dreams of the world up above. Upon leaving her ocean home, Ariel's world is turned upside down ...
Jul 10
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Renown Regional Medical Center – Mack Auditorium
Renown Healing Arts is proud to partner with TheatreWorks of Northern Nevada to present the Little Mermaid for our 2019 Artown show. In a magical kingdom below the sea an adventurous young mermaid, Ariel, dreams of the world up above. Upon leaving her ocean home, Ariel's world is turned upside down ...
Jul 18
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Renown Regional Medical Center, Tahoe Tower Lobby
Renown Institute for Cancer is hosting an ArTown painting event. All painting supplies provided by Pinocchio’s Moms On the Run. All you need is your imagination. Open to anyone affected by cancer: patients, family, friends and care providers. This event is free to attend. Please register below...
Jul 24
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Institute for Cancer – Infusion Services and Radiation Therapy (Roseview Tower, Ground Floor)
Renown Institute for Cancer Reception and Art Exhibit. Come enjoy appetizers and wine while viewing the beautiful works of art created by those affected by cancer. Open to anyone affected by cancer: patients, family, friends and care providers. This event is free to attend. Please register below...
Aug 05
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Renown Regional Medical Center, Tahoe Tower Lobby
Marina Roznitovsky currently teaches harp at the University of Nevada, Reno and Truckee Meadows Community College, and operates a private harp studio in Reno. She is currently the principal harpist with the Reno Chamber Orchestra, Susanville Symphony and the Nevada Opera. She is active in charit...
Oct 07
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Renown Regional Medical Center, Tahoe Tower Lobby
Marina Roznitovsky currently teaches harp at the University of Nevada, Reno and Truckee Meadows Community College, and operates a private harp studio in Reno. She is currently the principal harpist with the Reno Chamber Orchestra, Susanville Symphony and the Nevada Opera. She is active in charit...
Dec 02
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Renown Regional Medical Center, Tahoe Tower Lobby
Marina Roznitovsky currently teaches harp at the University of Nevada, Reno and Truckee Meadows Community College, and operates a private harp studio in Reno. She is currently the principal harpist with the Reno Chamber Orchestra, Susanville Symphony and the Nevada Opera. She is active in charit...