About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide innovative visual solutions that, as they comfort, distract or inspire, become an integral part of a facility’s physical and therapeutic environments.


Health Environment Art Services (HEAS) is a turn-key art consulting firm focused solely on the creation of art programs for healthcare environments nationwide.

HEAS, founded in 2003, is the sister company of Corporate Artworks. Since 1988 Corporate Artworks has provided art consultant services for corporate, healthcare and hospitality facilities. During these years of experience and research, we recognized that healthcare facilities face special challenges when selecting artwork; as a result, Health Environment Art Services (HEAS) was formed.


Denise Rippinger oversees our creative team of healthcare design experts comprised of:

  • Degreed interior designers with evidence-based design accreditation and certification
  • Consultants with art majors
  • Graphic Designers
  • Professional artists
  • Wood shop craftsmen
  • Perfection-driven frame shop artisans
  • And skilled installers
In addition, personnel in our research, business development, and administrative departments are both client-focused and art-savvy. We pay close attention to developing and articulating our client’s vision utilizing collective experience in art consulting for healthcare. 

Memberships & Certifications

HEAS, a Women Business Enterprise (WBE), enjoys membership in the following professional organizations:

  1. American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  2. Amerinet Choice
  3. The Center for Health Design
  4. Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC)
  5. Healthtrust Purchasing Group (HPG)
  6. Healthcare Engineers Society of Northern Illinois (HESNI)
  7. International Facility Managers Association (IFMA) – Healthcare Council
  8. International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Corporate Member
  9. Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC)
  10. National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI)
  11. Planetree
  12. Society for the Arts in Healthcare (SAH)
  13. Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)