Local artist, Kenton Nelson, stands in front of his work of art in our new emergency department lobby. This mural was made possible by the generosity of Huntington Hospital employees.
The “I Am Huntington Hospital” campaign was launched in 2012 as a way for employees to demonstrate their pride in Huntington Hospital, and offer their support for our many programs and services.
A group of sixteen dedicated employee volunteers comprised a dedicated Employee Campaign Committee that oversaw the successful “I Am” campaign.
This committee reviewed a number of needs throughout the hospital and eventually selected two areas where they believed funding would have the most impact—employee scholarships and the emergency and trauma department. At the time, there were a number of needs in the new facility, one of which was artwork for the main lobby. The committee determined that funds raised from the campaign would go to offset the cost of providing inspirational and attractive art for patients waiting in the ED lobby.
“We wanted something that people in our community could relate to, which is why our “I Am” campaign committee helped choose the painting of the foothills. The additional artwork throughout the ED will show other notable landmarks in Pasadena,” said Jeanette Abundis, executive director emergency, trauma and behavioral health services. “The colors had to be calming for our patients and provide an opportunity for introspection. We are very happy with the way it turned out.”
Created by renowned local artist, Kenton Nelson, the mural is comprised of over 75,000 glass tiles from Italy which were laid out by hand in Pasadena. Kenton painted this stunning landscape, which he named “Afternoon Foothills,” specifically for our new ED lobby.
Huntington Hospital is grateful to The Employee Campaign Committee for their help in launching the successful “I Am Huntington Hospital” Campaign, and to the many employees who donated to the project.