New stained glass art at Olmsted Medical Center to promote donation

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) - "There's always two things to consider with a stained glass. One is the design and the other is all the technical things," said local artist Stephanie Podulke.

There's a new piece of art adorning the hallways of Olmsted Medical Center. Created out of stained glass by Podulke, the design is all about eye, organ, and tissue donation.

"I think what I want to do is show people hanging hearts on a tree for donating and then people collecting them for receiving," said Podulke.

OMC's Donate Life team found the perfect person in Podulke to collaborate with.

"We have seen some of her work in the past and we knew she would be a good match and she has a passion for encouraging donation throughout the community as well, so, thanks to our regional foundation, we were able to put this collaboration together," said OMC Social Services supervisor Tricia Schilling.

With the help of her husband and son, Podulke crafted this piece over six weeks. Continue reading


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