NY hospital takes artwork in exchange for care

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28% of NY artists are uninsured. To meet the needs of their community – both artists and patients — Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn gives 40 credits toward health care services for every hour artists share with the hospital. Artists in Woodhull’s Artist Access Program take professional first photos of newborns and moms, provide storytelling in the pediatric ward, perform music in the lobby, and act as surrogate patients teaching residents how to break bad news. Credits can be used for appointments, lab tests and medical procedures.
Why can’t we do something like this in CT?
Ellen Andrews