Every year since the early 90’s there has been a beaded stethoscope awarded to the Nurse of the Year at St. John’s Hospital, Jackson, WY. There have been others that have traveled both near and far: Africa, Australia, Boston and New York. They are contract artwork given by a doctor in Jackson to be awarded for exemplary service. The sight of all or each of them at the hospital facility is lovely. I have heard people say how it made the experience of their medical necessity eaiser, to see this beautiful scope reaching out to touch them. It is a heart to heart connection from beginning to end. The whole cycle of its presence is a heart connection. From the hospital to the recipient to the maker of it to each patient.
There are a variety of cost factors to making one. The price range of the instrument itself, supplied by you; the style of the scope and the length of the tubing to be covered. My part, the beading, could be from $500.00 to $800.00 plus S&H. Please feel free to contact me for more information about commissioning a stethoscope.