Robert S. Doud Arts in Healthcare Fund

Robert S. Doud, retired Vice President for Public Affairs and Development has been instrumental throughout his 23 year tenure with Bronson in fostering the arts in the healing environment, including virtually all of the visual arts programming at Bronson.

From the murals in the Children’s Hospital, to the mosaic wall in the North Pavilion, to the two-and three-dimensional pieces on view throughout the facilities, to the annual exhibit of art by Kalamazoo Public School students - Bob has been the driving force behind these works.

Through Bob’s leadership, new works have been commissioned and installed at Bronson, and individual donors have been given the opportunity to celebrate and memorialize loved ones through the provision of original works of art.

The Robert S. Doud Arts in Healthcare Fund will provide a destination for those wishing to support the arts in their many forms within the hospital and its healing environment. Disbursements will be made to help support the continuance of Bob’s work.

In 2013, donations to this fund were used to provide artwork for Bronson's new Extended Medical Care Unit (EMCU) located on the second floor of Bronson's North Pavilion. Funds were also used to provide a new sculpture on Bronson's North Campus titled "Precious". And lastly, donations to this fund are used to host the annual Kalamazoo Public Schools/Bronson Student Art Exhibit. This exhibit runs annually from March through May and features 80 works of student art, grades K-12, from each Kalamazoo Public School. The exhibit is located on Bronson's South Campus in the hallway between the main entrance and the Emergency Department.



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