With the support of James O. Young’s commission of “Twins”, he and Kelli Stretesky donated the first oil paintings to launch Art For Hospitals + in her hometown of Ardmore, Oklahoma on January 5, 2015 to Mercy Hospital Ardmore.

The paintings can be viewed near the hospital gift shop.  Please feel free to take photos of the art and post them to Art For Hospitals + Facebook page and use the hashtag #artforhospitals for other social media sites.  Thank you!

Mercy is the sixth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 32 hospitals, nearly 300 outpatient facilities, 38,000 co-workers and 1,900 integrated physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

Mercy Hospital Ardmore is a full-service tertiary hospital with 190 licensed beds, a staff of nearly 1,100 and almost 100 physicians. We’re southern Oklahoma’s leader in providing cancer care and our Joint Replacement Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its compliance with national quality and patient safety standards.