A Merry and Bright Arts in the Hospital Program

Kindergarteners from Westside Elementary School made Christmas more merry and bright for patients, guests and associates at WhiteCounty Medical Center. Under the direction of Kindergarten teacher Kristy Parish, the nearly 120 carolers from the school’s kindergarten classes sang a selection of Christmas tunes for their audience in the WCMC main lobby, at 3214 E. Race.

The students performed as part of WCMC’s Arts in the Hospital program. The arts have been known to help speed the healing process, and the WCMC Arts in the Hospital program encourages patients and guests to enjoy a variety of art forms during their visit. Art displays range from elementary school student drawings to professional paintings and photography, as well as musical performances from choirs and bands featuring students of all ages.

For more information about Arts in the Hospital, please contact White County Medical Center Event Specialist Anna Overbay at (501) 380-1057 or via email at [email protected].


As the leading healthcare provider in a six-county area, White County Medical Center associates strive to improve the quality of health and well being for the communities it serves through compassionate care. White County Medical Center is the largest employer in a six-county area with more than 1,750 associates. The facility has a combined total of 438 licensed beds and a medical staff of 150 physicians that specialize in various areas of healthcare.

In addition to the North and South Campuses, White County Medical Center includes Family Practice Associates, Orthopaedic and Spine Center of Central Arkansas, Searcy Medical Center and Searcy Medical Center – West Clinic, Westside Family Medical Clinic, WCMC Cardiology Clinic and White County Oncology.