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The Munroe Foundation and Gateway Bank presents the “Art of Healing” Exhibit

Exhibit Opens September 22 in the Gallery at Gateway Bank

Ocala, FL - September 9, 2011

The Munroe Foundation and Gateway Bank are pleased to present the “Art of Healing,” an art and poetry exhibit, featuring original and handcrafted work by the employees and volunteers of Munroe Regional Medical Center and showcases the medical center’s Wholistic Healing Institute.

The exhibit will open on September 22, 2011 in the Gallery at Gateway Bank, 1632 East Silver Springs Boulevard. The exhibit will be on display through November 18, 2011 and is free and open to the public during bank hours, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday –Thursday and 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Friday.

“We are very excited to be partnering with Gateway Bank to bring the “Art of Healing” exhibit to our community,” said Beth McCall, Director of the Munroe Foundation. “The exhibit will showcase the artistic talents of Munroe Regional’s employees and volunteers and promote the medical center’s Wholistic Healing Institute. This exhibit is just one of many programs within Munroe Regional’s Wholistic Healing Institute that demonstrates our commitment to whole person health and the wellness of our community.”

The Wholistic Healing Institute, within Munroe Regional’s Pastoral Care department, works to strengthen the emotional and spiritual layers of physical health to create whole person health. This mission embraces the life affirming opportunities that creative expression offers to cope with symptoms and disease. Arts and medicine programs allow patients, family members and staff to manage stress, grief, pain, illness and recovery. Central to the concept of uniting body, mind and spirit are the healing components found within the arts.

For more information on the “Art of Healing” exhibit please contact the Munroe Foundation at 352-351-7233.

For news media inquiries please contact Ryan Gerds, Munroe Regional’s Public Information Officer, at 352-402-5206.

About Munroe Regional Medical Center
Munroe Regional Medical Center is a locally owned, not-for-profit, acute care community hospital located in Ocala, Florida. Munroe Regional has been serving the residents of Marion County and surrounding communities for 113-years. The medical center has 421 licensed beds, 2,600 associates, 450 physicians and 1,600 volunteers. Munroe Regional admits over 24,000 patients each year, treats over 99,000 in three emergency departments, and sees another 51,000 for other outpatient needs. Munroe Regional’s mission is to improve the health of our community by delivering compassionate, innovative care through exceptional people doing extraordinary works. Munroe Regional is located at 1500 SW 1st Ave, Ocala, Florida. Website address is www.MunroeRegional.com. Main telephone number is (352) 351-7200. 

Contact:

Ryan Gerds, Public Information Officer
Munroe Regional Medical Center
Phone: (352) 402-5206


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