Hand-painted ceiling tiles calm patients at New Jersey hospital

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Patients going in for an ultrasound, CAT Scan, or biopsy at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey can look up for inspiration, calm and even a laugh.

One ultrasound room features Mickey Mouse and Scooby Doo.

A CAT scan room has The Simpsons.

Other tiles urge the patient to “never give up.” The bright, cheerful messages can lessen anxiety for children and adults.

The hand-painted custom ceiling tiles were created by students at Garfield High School, who later visited the hospital to see their creations on display.

The art students worked for a month last summer creating more than two-dozen ceiling tiles. Each of the students had a unique interpretation about what they thought a patient in the hospital might enjoy.

See what some of the ceiling tiles look like by watching the video.