Natividad Medical Center Employee Artwork on Display

  • May 2, 2016

SALINAS, CA. (May 2, 2016) — The Natividad Medical Foundation (NMF) Annual Donor & 2016 Hero Award celebration included the unveiling at Natividad Medical Center (NMC) of the employee art exhibition, “Colors of Monterey County.”

NMC’s first employee art exhibit will be on display for a year on the first-floor corridor outside the Human Resources office. The display is sponsored by the Arts Council for Monterey County and the Natividad Medical Foundation through its Art for Better Health program.

The exhibition was open to contributions from all current hospital staff, i.e. employees, physicians, allied health professionals and volunteers who work at the hospital with the goal to help contribute to a calm and healing environment for all patients, visitors and staff.  NMC employees selected to be part of the exhibition were Lisa Hathaway, Jeanne Brady, Ronald Delena, Thuan Flood, Michael Gibson, Christopher Nicholas, Nicolaza Placencia and Anna Saucedo.  NMF Healing Art Committee members — Maria Boisvert, Kirk Kennedy, Andrea Rosenberg, Howard Jones, Jose Ortiz, and Wally Sayles — were instrumental in the development of the exhibition.

The NMF’s Art for Better Health program brings together donors, patients and artists to encourage healing through art. Donors and local artists have transformed a generic hospital setting into one that welcomes the community by celebrating the people, the culture, and the spirit of our community.

About Natividad Medical Center (NMC)
Owned and operated by Monterey County, NMC is a 172-bed, acute-care hospital providing health care services to county residents for more than 130 years.  Based in Salinas, California, NMC offers inpatient, outpatient, emergency, diagnostic and specialty medical care.  NMC provides more than 34,000 patient days of care each year and has more than 52,000 emergency department visits per year. NMC is a Level II Trauma Center providing the immediate availability of specialized personnel, equipment and services to treat the most severe and critical injuries. NMC’s Trauma Center is a vital community service locally that saves lives and eliminates the need to fly critically injured patients to a distant trauma center.  NMC is ranked No. 1 in newborn deliveries in Monterey County and is the only teaching hospital on the Central Coast through its affiliation with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). With a medical staff of more than 300 physicians, NMC’s mission is to continually monitor and improve the health of the people, including the vulnerable, in Monterey County through coordinated, affordable high-quality health care. For more information, please call 831-755-4111 or visit