Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | October 5, 2021

Exhibit Showcases Team Member Photography

Lining the main hallway of Duke Raleigh Hospital’s North Pavilion are 15 photographs depicting scenes all over the world. One captures two blue footed boobies in the Galapagos Islands; another shows a sea lion on a La Jolla, California beach.

The photography exhibit by Duke Raleigh Hospital team members—In Our View: Inspiration for the Journey—is part of the hospital’s Arts & Health Program.

“In Our View: Inspiration for the Journey aligns with our mission for the future of Duke Raleigh Hospital,” said Leigh Bleecker, Duke Raleigh Hospital Interim President. “A future that not only makes our space more inviting, but, we believe, will improve the well-being our patients, their loved ones and our team members.”

Bill Xie, MD, Ph.D., a senior pathologist, took his photo of the blooming Winston Salem lotus on a trip with his wife.

“The world is beautiful and constantly changing,” Xie said. “Photography can record and magnify the beauty of the world.”

For zone mechanic Kurt Rohlmann, the photographs he takes are actually an inspiration for more art. Rohlmann often takes candid photos of animals, like the sea lions in La Jolla, California, then uses the photos as references for pencil and ink drawings.

“I fancy myself an artist,” Rohlmann said, “but I’ve never submitted any of my work into a contest, so this is truly an honor.”

Natalie Hahn, a nursing assistant at Duke Raleigh Hospital, says she loves taking photographs of nature to help her remember the trips she takes. She captured, ‘Cactus Flower’ while visiting her grandparents in Arizona.

“Having my photo displayed in the hospital is a huge honor,” Hahn said. “Knowing people will walk by it every day and be able to marvel at the beauty of nature alongside me is amazing.”

You can find this exhibit in the main hallway of Duke Raleigh Hospital’s North Pavilion beginning October 1.

About Arts & Health at Duke Raleigh Hospital |

Duke Raleigh Hospital aspires to improve health and inspire patients and their loved ones by integrating the arts into healing. The hospital hosts live harp performances from 9 a.m.–noon Tuesdays and Thursdays in lobbies and on patient floors. Several regional artists also have works on display in throughout the newly constructed South Pavilion and in the future, Duke Raleigh Hospital plans to begin distributing custom-designed coloring books for patients.

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