Likhang Nars 2015 – the artistic expression of CMZ nurses PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 December 2015 18:09

Art work is not for “arte-arte” (for its sake) only. Studies have proven that art brings out the colors of life. It connects the artist and his viewers. The artist expresses his feelings, opinions, sends a message of what he sees around. The viewer subconsciously absorbs this and is moved by it.


I read once an article wherein art works in a hospital were found to have a positive effect to the patients as well as to the hospital staff. The hospital paintings lighten up the surrounding and give hope. It also releases tension and relaxes the painter and the viewer.


That’s why when I was invited to be the one of the judges to the art painting contest among nurses at Ciudad Medical Zamboanga (CMZ) last October 30, 2015, I readily accepted it. It’s always an honor to write an event happening in one of the premiere hospitals of Western Mindanao.


With the theme, “Filipino Nurses Responding to the Demands and Challenges of Health Care in the ASEAN,” the contest aimed to bring out what’s the role CMZ will play in the Asia health market. Using different medium, the nurse contestants were grouped according to the department or section they belong to.


The grand winner was the OR Department followed by Ward A as second placer and third placer is Ward C. Congratulations to all the entries!


No wonder the nurses of CMZ are cool, calm, and bubbly as they can express themselves openly. They are one of the best in the medical industry is the impression about them.


The other judges of the contest were CMZ Medical Director Dr. Filipinas Rojo, Executive Director Atty. Jhihann Hairun-Natividad, HR Manager Juvee Calica, and pathologist Dr. Al-Zamzam Abubakar. Nurse Jc Pelovello was the vibrant emcee of the art event.



by Dante Corteza


Exodus 35:35 “He has filled them with skill to do every sort of work done by an engraver or by a designer or by an embroiderer in blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen, or by a weaver—by any sort of workman or skilled designer.”