Health:  ‘Healthy Expressions’ due at  Harbin Clinic Gallery at Makervillage; grand opening is May 9.

Health: ‘Healthy Expressions’ due at Harbin Clinic Gallery at Makervillage; grand opening is May 9.


Media release: A new exhibit showcasing the work of Harbin Clinic physicians and employees will be unveiled at the Harbin Clinic Gallery at Makervillage at 252 N. Fifth Ave. in Rome.

The exhibit, entitled Healthy Expressions, will have its grand opening on Thursday, May 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and highlights the healing nature of creative expression.

“The Harbin Clinic Gallery at Makervillage was influenced by our appreciation for the therapeutic benefits of art and creative expression,” says Kenna Stock, Harbin Clinic CEO. “Art in all its forms is meant to be enjoyed but the health benefits can be significant. In discussing the benefits of creative expression, we began to notice that we have a lot of creativity within our own Harbin Clinic family of physicians and employees. We realized that an exhibit of their works and stories of how their hobbies enrich their lives was a great way to demonstrate our support for the arts.”

Being creative and enjoying the expressive works of others through art, writing, music, acting or dance has been shown to elevate mood and reduce stress and anxiety, which can help with physical considerations such as vascular health, heart health and the strength of the immune system.

Creative expression can also help with cognitive skills and emotional health. Research shows that painting and drawing can help dementia patients recall memories and reconnect with their lives, while writing and music can be therapeutic for trauma patients.

“Creativity is important for an integrative approach to improving health,” says Harbin Clinic Radiation Oncologist Dr. Matthew Mumber. “The same can be said for healthcare providers; being able to tap into our creativity has positive impacts on the care we provide our patients.”

The Healthy Expressions exhibit will feature art and crafts by:

  • Dr. John Cowan, Jr, Neurosurgery Rome
  • Dr. Kenneth Davis, Administration
  • Dr. Richard Donadio, Spine & Pain Management Rome
  • Dr. Christopher Knitig, Family Medicine Cartersville
  • Dr. Gregory McDonald, General Surgery Cartersville
  • Dr. Matthew Mumber, Radiation Oncology Rome
  • Dr. Jonathan Pewitt, Dermatology Rome
  • Dr. Charles Pesson, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Cartersville
  • Michelle Broderson, Lab Rome
  • Lorie Carter-Poole, Pulmonary Medicine Rome
  • Kathi Causby, Family Medicine Calhoun
  • Lyn Everett, ENT & Allergy Rome
  • Maggie DeBarros, Administration
  • Russ Faulkner, Vascular Surgery Rome
  • Diatrice Fowler, Rheumatology Cartersville
  • Andrea Gibson, Lab Rome
  • Lauren Jones Hillman, Administration
  • Heather Kelly, Administration
  • Jennah Linskey, Nephrology Cartersville
  • Miriam Little, Medical Oncology Rome
  • Haley Loper, Rheumatology Cartersville
  • Jayta Long, Central Business Office
  • Nicole Magnuson, Sleep Center Rome
  • Stacy McDaniel, Vascular Lab Rome
  • Cierra Pitts, Cardiology Rome
  • Tribb Robison, Information Technology Services
  • Tammie Walker, Family Medicine Cedartown
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