Stepping it up
Nueva luz en Lincoln

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Stepping it up

Photos: NYC Health + Hospitals

From left: Milton Nuñez, Executive Director, NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln; artist Katie Yamasaki; Joe Schick, Executive Director, NYC Health + Hospitals/The Fund.

From left: Milton Nuñez, Executive Director, NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln; artist Katie Yamasaki; Joe Schick, Executive Director, NYC Health + Hospitals/The Fund.

This wall has a story to tell.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln and NYC Health + Hospitals/TheFund, the philanthropic arm of the City’s public health system, have teamed up with artist Katie Yamasaki to create a one-of-a-kind mural inside a hospital stairwell that encourages staffers and patients to envision residents of the South Bronx living their healthiest life.

Assemblymember Carmen Arroyo and George Rodríguez, Lincoln Community Advisory Board Chair, observe the mural work in progress.

Assemblymember Carmen Arroyo and George Rodríguez, Lincoln Community Advisory Board Chair, observe the mural work in progress.

The two-and-a-half story mural was unveiled on Dec. 18th at a ceremony with Lincoln Executive Director Milton Núñez and a crowd of more than 100 community members, elected officials and hospital staff members.

The mural installation was formally installed on Dec. 6th.

The mural installation was formally installed on Dec. 6th.

In the spring, Yamasaki met with community groups and NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln staff and asked them to imagine the people of the South Bronx living their healthiest lives. The discussions and suggestions became the basis for the mural.  Research suggests that exercise is a step towards prevention of some common ailments, and can improve one’s overall health.

LogowebThe newly installed murals are intended to visually encourage employees and visitors to use the stairs in the main stairwell instead of the elevator.

For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/1SlDrBA.

Nueva luz en Lincoln

Fotos: Salud + Hospitales NYC/Lincoln

The mural installation was formally installed on Dec. 6th.

El mural fue instalado formalmente el 6 de diciembre.

Esta pared tiene una historia que contar.

Salud + Hospitales NYC/Lincoln y Salud + Hospitales NYC/TheFund, el brazo filantrópico del sistema público de salud de la ciudad, se unieron con la artista Katie Yamasaki para crear un mural único dentro de un hueco de la escalera del hospital, el cual alienta a empleados y pacientes a imaginar a los residentes del sur del Bronx viviendo su vida más saludable.

Assemblymember Carmen Arroyo and George Rodríguez, Lincoln Community Advisory Board Chair, observe the mural work in progress.

La asambleísta Carmen Arroyo y George Rodríguez, gerente de la junta comunitaria ‘Lincoln,’ observan el progreso del mural.

El mural de dos y medio pisos se dio a conocer el 18 de diciembre en una ceremonia con el director ejecutivo de Lincoln, Milton Núñez y una multitud de más de 100 miembros de la comunidad, funcionarios electos y miembros del personal del hospital.

LogowebEn la primavera, Yamasaki se reunió con grupos comunitarios y personal de NYC Salud + Hospitales/Lincoln y les pidió que imaginaran a la gente del sur del Bronx viviendo sus vidas más saludables. Las discusiones y sugerencias se convirtieron en la base para el mural. La investigación sugiere que el ejercicio es un paso hacia la prevención de algunas enfermedades comunes y puede mejorar la salud general.

From left: Milton Nuñez, Executive Director, NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln; artist Katie Yamasaki; Joe Schick, Executive Director, NYC Health + Hospitals/The Fund.

De izquierda: Milton Nuñez, director ejecutivo, NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln; la artista Katie Yamasaki; y Joe Schick, el director ejecutivo, NYC Health + Hospitals/The Fund.

El mural recién instalado busca alentar visualmente a empleados y visitantes a usar las escaleras en lugar del ascensor.

Para más información, por favor visite http://bit.ly/1SlDrBA.