Snow City Arts operates at Rush through the generous support of the Rush University Medical Center.
Snow City Arts’ programming is fully integrated into the pediatric unit with the support of Child Life Services. These caring professionals know the who, where, when, and why of each patient’s arrival, and they actively work with Snow City Arts to make effective connections between Teaching Artists and young patients. Teamed with the guidance and expertise of Child Life Services, Snow City Arts is able to have a stronger impact on the children we serve.
Through the generous support of the Children’s Memorial Foundation, Snow City Arts is pleased to partner with Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Illinois’ largest freestanding hospital exclusively for children. By working side by side with Child Life Specialists and the Department of Family Services, Snow City Arts offers innovative, arts-based educational programs to some of Chicago area’s most critically ill children in an advanced care setting.
Children’s Hospital University of Illinois (CHUI), Rush University, and John H. Stroger Hospital are close collaborators for pediatric cancer research through the Children’s Oncology Group.
CHUI’s Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Mary Lou Schmidt, MD, observed the Snow City Arts’ teaching artists working with patients while making rounds at Rush University Medical Center. She is passionate in her desire for the children at CHUI to have the same opportunity to work with our artists and, thanks to funds raised by UIC medical students and a generous donation from the Friends of UIC Pediatrics, she obtained the initial support necessary to start a new Snow City Arts program at CHUI. In 2016, Snow City Arts expanded its programming to the Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment Unit at CHUI.
Snow City Arts partners with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital through the generous philanthropic support of the Northwestern Medicine Foundation.
One of the four hospitals operated by Northwestern Medicine in the Chicagoland area, Snow City Arts formed its newest partnership, and first with a suburban-based hospital, in 2017. NM CDH is a nationally-recognized, acute care facility located in Winfield, Illinois. It is a leading center for medical technology and one of the most extensive surgical hospitals in Illinois.