Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber is taking a new philosophy to help patients cope with hospital living.
Windber Medical Center practitioners use the Planetree way of life, meaning hospitals combine the best of modern technological medicine with things like art, entertainment and human touch to care for patients.
Officials said the hospital already has gardens and paintings inside the building, but now it’s time to paint the blank walls outside of patient windows.
Volunteers met at Windber Medical Center on Saturday to start painting a mural of an elaborate garden.
Stephanie Wilusz and Kelly Robatin are the artists behind the painting.
They both feel a mural will brighten the days of many patients stuck inside hospital rooms. Instead of staring outside at a concrete wall, patients will have something to look at, they said.