Winthrop’s halls are shining brighter, thanks to Splashes of Hope – a nonprofit
organization committed to transforming, enriching and facilitating healing
through art – which recently installed two hand-painted murals at the Hospital.
Pictured in front of the mural painted in memory of
Marjorie Buddenhagen are (l.-r.) John P. Broder, Advisor -
Office of the President & CEO; Heather Buggée, Executive
Director, Painter/Artist, Splashes of Hope; Diana Fogarty,
Painter/Artist; Brian Yudewitz, President, Splashes of Hope;
and John F. Collins, President & CEO of Winthrop.
As patients and visitors step off the elevator onto Hoag 3 (Winthrop’s ICU),
they are greeted by a serene mural depicting a scene of cherry blossom trees, water
and bridges. This mural was painted by Catherine Brown, who is also an Advisory
Board member at Splashes of Hope, with painter/artist Heather Buggée, Founder
and Executive Director of Splashes of Hope. The mural was painted in memory of
Marjorie Buddenhagen, Ms. Brown’s mother, in appreciation for the wonderful team
of physicians who cared for her at Winthrop. It depicts Marjorie’s favorite things,
including watching the cherry blossoms, sparrows, her dog and her grandson. The
mural was sponsored by
Catherine and Russ
Brown and their friends
“The ‘window view’
of this painting is meant
to open up the walls of
the Hospital to provide
patients and families with
a peaceful view at what
can be a very difficult
time,” said Ms. Brown.
Pictured in front of the
mural painted in memory
of John Fogarty with Mr.
Fogarty’s daughter Diana
(second from left) are (from
left) her sister Katie Saxton;
mother Diana Fogarty;
sister Maureen Rivera and
John F. Collins, President &
CEO of Winthrop.
Artist Diana Fogarty,
Advisory Board Member
at Splashes of Hope,
painted another mural
that now hangs in
Winthrop’s Hoag 3
Family Waiting Room.
The mural, in memory
of Diana’s father, John Fogarty, depicts John on the beach with his family.
“This mural is my way of creating the world’s largest thank you card in appreciation
to the exceptional care my father received at Winthrop,” Ms. Fogarty said.
Splashes of Hope has brought murals and other artistic projects to medical
and social service facilities across the globe, and plans are already in the works for
more murals at Winthrop. For more information about Splashes of Hope, visit
Vol. 22, No. 3
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