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REHAB healing program uses the creative power of arts

Sponsored by REHAB Hospital of the Pacific

You may not realize it, but art is used by doctors in emotional and physical healing. The beautiful paintings displayed throughout REHAB Hospital of the Pacific actually tell a patient’s story or experience. REHAB patient experiences manager, Melissa Mullen, explains that whether it’s an injured veteran, a sick child, cancer patients, or a recuperating surgery patient, the creative arts program helps treat ailments through art and the language of color. Hawaii Now host Jobeth Devera sat down with two spinal cord injury survivors to find out how this program helped them heal.

You can even have a piece of these inspiring works. The artwork is available for purchase by visiting the REHAB Gift Shop. What better way to support this program and also find one-of-a-kind gifts this holiday? Check out REHAB’s Creative Arts Program (CAP) Gallery, or consider purchasing a REHAB Foundation Calendar, which features these various works of art. Proceeds from the sale of the calendar support the CAP.

About REHAB Hospital of the Pacific (REHAB)
For 65 years, REHAB Hospital of the Pacific has been dedicated to rebuilding lives. As the only comprehensive medical rehabilitation hospital in Hawaii, REHAB has been providing exemplary care to those with physical and cognitive disabilities, such as stroke and spinal cord injuries, empowering patients to reach optimal health and independence.

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