Creating a Healthy Hospital

The Georgetown Lombardi Arts and Humanities Program (AHP) promotes a holistic approach to healthcare for patients, caregivers, physicians, nurses, staff members and visitors through the use of music, dance, expressive writing and visual arts.

These four therapeutic modalities are provided throughout the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH) by professional, trained and experienced artists. All artists are paid by the AHP, allowing their valued services to be shared free-of-charge to patients, caregivers, staff members and visitors throughout MGUH.

Program Spotlights

The Georgetowner: MedStar Georgetown’s “Art for a Cause” Goes Viral

The AHP is excited to share this front-page feature from The Georgetowner on our “Art for a Cause” event! It describes the motivations of artist-in-residence Jennifer Wilkin-Penick, as well as highlights the international response she received. Please direct questions about the event to

A message of "Art for a Cause": Call for Collage Art, with pictures of collages in the background.

The Arts Through the Lens of Health Care at Georgetown Lombardi

For three decades, the Georgetown Lombardi Arts and Humanities Program has been helping patients at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital navigate the difficulties of their illnesses by embracing the arts.

The AHP’s professional artists-in-residence work in MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH), serving patients, medical staff, caregivers and visitors through visual arts, music, expressive writing and movement. Artists work on patient units, in waiting areas and in common areas, providing our communities with opportunities for relaxation and rejuvenation. Additionally, partnerships with the Palliative Medicine Department and the Department of Neurology help inform our work and improve the use of non-pharmacological therapies. We appreciate all of your support and interest in the AHP!

The AHP artists-in-residence affect and visit many people throughout MGUH on a daily basis. The Program receives many phone and emailed requests for artists’ visits. If you support the work the AHP does in living Georgetown University’s mission of “Cura Personalis,” or care of the whole person, please consider directly contacting AHP Faculty Director, Julia Langley at (202) 444-7228 or to make a contribution today.

We appreciate all of your support and interest in the AHP. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!

Warmly, The AHP