Montclair State University and Atlantic Health System have
entered into a partnership to promote healing arts in health care and education
Through the partnership, health care and academic
professionals will collaborate to examine the ways the arts can contribute to
medicine and vice versa – for instance, the way art therapy can be used to help
patients being treated for Alzheimer’s disease, or the way sports medicine
might assist dancers and performers.
The partnership will also enhance academic programs and
provide a new outlet to bring together students studying health care or arts to
explore both subjects. This includes professional development through
internships and externships to provide a forum for training, research,
performance and exhibitions, as well as medical humanities education to further
observational skills and embrace humanistic medicine.
“The partnership between Atlantic Health System and
Montclair State University has rich potential to illuminate new pathways to
well-being,” said President Susan A. Cole. “The goal of this new partnership is
quite simply to lead in the field of arts and health care and to enable future
leaders to use the knowledge gained through this partnership to advance
prevention, wellness, and healing.”
Atlantic Health System is comprised of Morristown, Overlook and Newton medical centers and Goryeb Children’s Hospital.