During this time of need, the one thing the unites most of us is our love of music. This can be especially true when it comes to people who are hospitalized. Here is a staggering fact: In normal circumstances, there are up to and beyond, 36 million people that are hospitalized in the U.S. on a yearly basis, but let’s face it, with the Coronavirus starting to ramp up here in the US and around the world, we can all anticipate that the number of people hospitalized will grow significantly.
But here’s some good news, for those of you that don’t know, there is a wonderful organization called Musicians On Call. This nonprofit service brings music into the lives of people that are hospitalized and believe that the healing power of music is more critical now than ever, and we couldn’t agree more.
The Musicians On Call website says that the service: “Seeks to help the healing process by offering a familiar sound in an uncertain environment. In an effort to continue serving our patient community, Musicians On Call is proud to release our #MOCHeals collaborated playlist. Volunteers from across the country have come together to dedicate a song to aid the healing process. This playlist is being shared with hospital partners and is available to patients or anyone who may feel isolated, lonely or just in the need of a pick-me-up as a result of COVID-19.”
We think this service is absolutely wonderful and essential, check out the message from Pete Griffin, President, and CEO of Musicians On Call below, and you can view the MOC playlist in its entirety via YouTube.