Over 1000 artists add a personal touch to new hospital

Over a thousand people were involved in decorating the walls of the new C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital. Sure, that team includes professional designers – but it also includes more than a few five-year-olds, moms and dads, and community leaders, too!

Back in 2008, Mott partnered with with Detroit-based Pewabic Pottery to enable patients, family members, employees and donors to paint tiles for the new children’s hospital.

When the installation of tiles is completed, about 1,600 tiles will cover the welcome desks on each level of the new hospital, and in the clinics.

Many of the tiles were actually sponsored by employees, volunteers and families in the community – not only helping to make the new hospital possible but also giving Mott patients and their families a fun diversion from their usual doctor visits and treatments. For many patients, decorating the tiles was an exciting and memorable experience, and when the new hospital opens, family and friends will be able to visit the child’s tile for years to come.