1963: Faith-Based Care
The Arms of Christ mural is unveiled, welcoming patients to the hospital with a depiction of faith-based care. Measuring 96 feet by 16 feet, the mural titled“The Extending Arms of Christ,” is designed and created by artist Bruce Hayes in Italy. It contains 1.5 million mosaic tiles and depicts the role of faith in bringing about the future of medicine. At the center, Christ stands before the Wiess Memorial Chapel. To the left, the past is represented by Hippocrates, Galen and Florence Nightingale, while on the right, the viewer sees a metaphor for the future: beakers, microscopes, chemists and surgeons at work. The mural has since been relocated to the Barbara and President George H.W. Bush Atrium in the Walter Tower.