Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Florida Hospital Announce Partnership


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(Left to right) Alice Ramadan, and her son, Henry; Brian Paradis, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Florida Hospital; Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Kathy Ramsberger, CEO and president of the Dr. Phillips Center.

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined the leadership teams of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Florida Hospital for their partnership announcement to create an arts and wellness educational facility and program.

The Dr. Phillips Center School of Arts will now be the Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of Arts & Wellness. The vision of the partnership is to create a nationally leading center of excellence for performing arts and wellness education for the mind, body and imagination.

“Already we’ve celebrated so many historic moments at the Dr. Phillips Center,” Mayor Jacobs said during her remarks. “We pledged to build one of the finest performing arts centers in the nation, and we did. We pledged to create a center that would feature arts and arts education for every life, and we did. And with today’s announcement of Florida Hospital as the named sponsor for this education collaboration, that dream is coming true.”

The combination of arts and health make up a diverse, multidisciplinary field that transforms health and wellness by connecting people with the arts throughout key moments and milestones in their lives.

“Our ability to collaborate with organizations and members of the community depends on the strength of our partnerships,” said Kathy Ramsberger, CEO and president of the Dr. Phillips Center. “Together, Dr. Phillips Center and Florida Hospital will create access to and incorporation of the arts across educational, social and institutional settings.”

The Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of Arts & Wellness will integrate literary, visual, dance/movement, music, and performing arts at the school itself as well as into a variety of healthcare and community settings for therapeutic, educational, and expressive purposes.