Instilling Hope and Wellbeing Through Art with Greg Wiles

Dot Dot Dot: The NINE dot ARTS Podcast
Episode 52

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Healthcare settings are often thought of as stark or sterile – characteristics that aren’t ideal for someone undergoing stressful experiences. That’s why the clinic at Pacific Fertility Center in Los Angeles features a thoughtful art program that counters the sterile nature of healthcare facilities and instead promotes wellness, comfort, and hope. In this episode, CFO of Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles and President of Hatch Egg Donation & Surrogacy Greg Wiles shares about the opening of the new LA clinic and the intentional effort to create a soothing environment for patients and families. He and host Martha Weidmann discuss how the clinic’s art program helps elicit positivity and relaxation – despite the emotional uncertainties that can accompany the fertility treatments the clinic performs. Tune in to hear how this empowering collection came to life and how it has impacted the employee and patient experience.

Discussed in the Episode: 
Hatch Fertility | Egg Donation and Surrogacy
Pacific Fertility Center
Art Collection at Pacific Fertility Center
Artist Kennedy Scott
Artist David LeCheminant
Artist Emma Gilbert
SAA Interiors + Architecture
Embodied Cognition – How Engaging with Art Affects the Human Brain
Art for Reward’s Sake: Visual Art Recruits the Ventral Striatum
Art Collection at The Clayton Members Club & Hotel
Greg Wiles on LinkedIn

About Greg Wiles:
Greg is the President of Hatch Egg Donation & Surrogacy and the Chief Financial Officer of Pacific Fertility Center Los Angeles (PFCLA). Greg and his husband Zach were married five years ago and welcomed their daughter via surrogacy to the world in 2023! They worked with the surrogacy and egg donation team at Hatch and with Dr. Sahakian at PFCLA on their journey and are planning for a sibling soon. Prior to joining Hatch and PFCLA in 2020, Greg led the finance organization at Eyemart Express, a leading optical retailer, for five years. Greg was born and raised in Colorado and attended Boston College and Harvard Business School before settling out in Los Angeles with his husband.

About Dot Dot Dot: The NINE dot ARTS Podcast
Dot Dot Dot is the continuing conversation around art and placemaking in the built environment. Hosted by NINE dot ARTS CEO Martha Weidmann, episodes explore art, culture, community, and more with a range of reputable business leaders. Tune in biweekly to learn how an original art experience can boost your business and make a social impact. Episodes are available wherever you get your podcasts!