The Department of Humanities strives to create an environment that integrates the healing power of art, music and creativity at Penn State Health. Two ways we do this are by supporting projects and initiatives through the Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine and by hosting arts-based programs through Center Stage.
The Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine is an endowment that supports projects and initiatives that promote compassion in health care settings. This work has flourished with the support of many departments throughout Penn State Hershey Medical Center and includes ambassadors from throughout the hospital, medical school, and community. Click here to read the Kienle Grant Guidelines.
We also build community through Center Stage, a program that enhances the healthcare experience by showcasing art, music, and creative writing that calms, nurtures and inspires. Through Center Stage, we seek ways to enhance the well-being of individuals who come through our doors, whether they are patients, caregivers, employees or students.
Across the nation, we are seeing a convergence of the arts and healthcare. The Department of Humanities is committed to harnessing this energy and cultivating it through Kienle Center and Center Stage.
You can learn more about Kienle and Center Stage here, and we invite you to find out more about our professional artists by attending one of our Events Calendar.
Director of the Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine and Center Stage Arts in Health