March 12, 2013
Richmond, VA — HCA Virginia’s West Creek Emergency Center and Nuckols Farm Elementary School (NFES) have announced their partnership to integrate children’s art throughout the West Creek facility.
The partnership, “Nuckols Farm artists spreading cheer at West Creek,” kicks off on Wednesday, March 13, in celebration of Youth Art Month.
“This is a great opportunity for the students at NFES to put their talent, skills and imagination to work to enhance the surroundings of this state-of-the-art healthcare facility,” said Patrick Farrell, CEO of Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. “In addition to providing artwork that displays cheerful, positive images, there are other significant advantages to this partnership.
Creativity intermingled with academic learning and community outreach is a powerful combination of educational experiences for students. Integrating student creativity into the clinical setting will help lift the spirits of patients of all ages cared for by the West Creek Emergency Center staff.”
West Creek Emergency Center will begin to display several pieces of art in the coming months in multiple locations throughout the facility. Students will also receive a certificate of appreciation and recognition when their artwork is displayed. NFES will continue to maintain all art through Jennifer Hampton, art teacher at NFES.
"This is an exciting opportunity for students to see their work displayed in a way that contributes to the community and encourages their ongoing participation in the arts," said Mary Cox, Principal of Nuckols Farm Elementary School.
Youth Art Month is an annual observance every March to emphasize the value of art education for all youth and to encourage support for quality school art programs. YAM provides a forum for acknowledging skills that are fostered through experience in the visual arts that are not possible in other subjects offered in the curriculum. For more information, visit http://www.arteducators.org/news/yam.
About West Creek Emergency Center
West Creek Emergency Center is located at the border of Goochland and Henrico Counties on a 60-acre site near the intersection of Route 288 and Tuckahoe Creek Parkway EAST, just minutes from Nuckols Farm Elementary School in Short Pump, Broad Street and Patterson Avenue.
The 10,000-square foot, full-service emergency center is staffed around the clock by physicians and clinical staff with special training in pediatric and adult emergency medicine. It serves all major and minor emergencies, receives patients by ambulance and walk-in, and offers outpatient imaging and blood work.
About Nuckols Farm Elementary School
Nuckols Farm Elementary is a Henrico County Public School serving students in kindergarten through grade five in the Three Chopt District. With a stellar record of achievement, Nuckols Farm was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in September 2012 by the U.S. Department of Education. Staff, students, and parents work together to nurture skilled, caring, and passionate leaders for tomorrow. For more information, visit the Nuckols Farm blog.