Monday, February 15, 2010 - Parkside Elementary Art Students Donate Colorful Works of Art to Coral Springs Medical Center

Coral Springs, FL — Orthopedic rehabilitation patients at Coral Springs Medical Center (CSMC) have something to make their next visit a memorable one. Framed works of colorful sea creatures now adorn the walls of the orthopedic rehabilitation gym of CSMC—all thanks to the talents of art students from Parkside Elementary.

The colorful palettes have created a cheerful and inspirational atmosphere throughout the gym that was otherwise plain. Phylis Mastrianni, art teacher at Parkside Elementary, began the project by painting a beach scene masterpiece that simulates a view from a vehicle’s windshield. That idea came to Mastrianni when she saw a mock up vehicle at the gym used to strengthen patients’ modalities.

"The artwork added a touch of vitality to a place where many patients struggle to get back on track," said Cathy Parra, CSMC Rehab Manager. "It's a form of inspiring them to look beyond their struggles. We are very grateful to the teacher and her students for taking the time to make something so special just for our orthopedic gym."

Coral Springs Medical Center is a facility of Broward Health. Broward Health, providing service for more than 50 years, is a nationally recognized community health system offering world class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida. One of the 10 largest public health systems in the nation, Broward Health operates more than 30 healthcare facilities, including Broward General Medical Center, North Broward Medical Center, Imperial Point Medical Center, Coral Springs Medical Center, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston. For more information visit

Parkside Elementary art students donate colorful works of art to Coral Springs Medical Center
Photo Caption: (l-r) Cathy Parra,CSMC Rehab Manager presents Phylis
Mastrianni, Parkside Elementary art teacher with a plaque in
acknowledgment of the artwork created by both her and her students.