The Johns Hopkins Hospital building—which includes the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center and the Sheikh Zayed Tower—combines art and architecture to create a unique haven and healing environment for young patients undergoing treatment and their families. The center is named in honor of Mike Bloombergʼs late mother. Mike Bloomberg’s vision and $120 million donation fostered the creation of a state-of-the-art treatment facility at the Johns Hopkins Hospital building. The dynamic results are the product of a close collaboration between Bloomberg Philanthropies, Johns Hopkins, a group of skilled architects, an art curator, and 70 artists who created more than 500 works of art for the Center. The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Childrenʼs Center includes 205 rooms and 10 surgical suites designed exclusively for pediatric care. All rooms are private, including a 45-bed neonatal intensive care unit.
ELEVATING THE STANDARD OF CARE THROUGH ART AND ARCHITECTURE
The Hopkins facilityʼs unique design incorporates art and architecture to enrich the hospital experience for all of its patients. One prominent feature of the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center is the façade, a wall of glass and steel created by Brooklyn artist Spencer Finch. The façade’s colors were distilled from a Monet painting and designed to imbue the building with a natural, healthy light. The Center’s distinct blueprint embodies Mike Bloomberg’s commitment to and belief in the power of art and design to inspire creative thinking and improve lives. The building’s grand lobby, large operating rooms equipped for the most complex procedures, spacious patient rooms, and welcoming family facilities provide a hospital experience that matches the world-class medical staff and care it provides. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Mike Bloomberg’s leadership on this project is just one of the many contributions he has made to his alma mater.
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SPREAD THE MESSAGEWhere art is an integral part of the healing process. Visit the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Childrenʼs Center at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
LEARN MOREGet more information about the connections between art and medicine at the Foundation for Art & Healing.
SEE THE CENTERBrowse through the Center’s photostream on Flickr.