Paintings With Healing Message Donated to Child Study Center

By Nate Hinkel

The eight acrylic paintings of varying sizes were donated by Little Rock’s John and Patti Bailey of Bailey Properties, LLC, a local real estate property management firm. The art was given in honor of Betty Everett, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the UAMS Department of Psychiatry, and all of the children treated at the Child Study Center.

The Child Study Center, located on the Arkansas Children’s Hospital campus, provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and treatment for children and adolescents referred for behavioral, emotional, learning and adjustment difficulties. The center is also an education and training site staffed by UAMS Department of Psychiatry residents and interns in psychology and social work.

Hankins hopes the works, which deal with many of childhood’s common fears, will help the patients of the Child Study Center cope with their own problems. “Ninety percent of what I paint is right out of my imagination. I really wanted to write a story with pictures here,” Hankins said.

“We have seen over and over the therapeutic properties of art and how it can help patients of all ages,” said Lynn Taylor, M.D., director of the Child Study Center. “These beautiful paintings will appeal to children and their families and will present a healing message for many years to come.”

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a 540,000-square-foot hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and six institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,836 students and 761 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit or