Center for Humanities in Medicine
The Center for Humanities in Medicine supports Mayo Clinic’s primary value, the needs of the patient come first, by integrating the arts and other expressions of human culture into the healing environment.
The Center engages interconnected communities of patients, families, staff, learners, and the public to promote the artful and compassionate delivery of healthcare. Humanities in Medicine activities are open to Mayo Clinic patients, staff, visitors and community members and are made possible by the generous donations of grateful benefactors.
Mayo Clinic Florida Lyndra P. Daniel Center for Humanities in Medicine
The Lyndra P. Daniel Center for Humanities in Medicine supports Mayo Clinic's primary value, the needs of the patient come first, by integrating the arts and other expressions of human culture into the healing environment.
The Center's programs, educational activities and research in medical humanities serve patients, families, employees, learners and the larger community, by promoting the compassionate delivery of health care. Music, dance and theatrical performances, visual art exhibitions, bedside arts programs and lectures all contribute to the healing environment. Educational programs provided by the Center promote the development of well-rounded health care professionals who are aware of Mayo Clinic’s unique heritage, understand the benefits of a culturally rich healing environment, and are trained in the art of medicine as an essential professional asset.
Professional and volunteer musicians perform daily concerts and bedside programs throughout the hospital and clinic for patients, family members and visitors.
First Tuesday Concert Series
Bedside Arts Programs
Bedside arts programs offer Mayo Clinic patients an opportunity to engage in creative expression and art making, or enjoy a relaxing musical performance. We offer these opportunities as a positive, enriching experience to improve the hospital environment and enhance the healing process.
Education programs in the medical humanities include workshops that focus on techniques to reduce stress and burnout and build resiliency among clinicians, physicians, nurses and allied staff. Programs include Humanities for the Physician and Physician’s Noon Conference that support the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) core competencies.
Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida affiliates with community partners who help us achieve our goal of integrating the arts, history and ethics in the medical environment, supporting the Mayo ideal that the needs of the patient come first. Our Jacksonville community partners include: