TITUSVILLE, FLA. (September 16, 2019)—“A growing body of research attests that music therapy is
more than a nice perk. It can improve medical outcomes and quality of
life in a variety of ways,” according to Beverly Merz, Executive Editor,
Harvard Women's Health Watch.
Understanding and believing in music’s healing affects, Parrish Medical
Center (PMC) has made music a regular part of its healing environment
for nearly two decades. Live weekly music performances are held in the
medical center’s atrium near the central seating area for outpatient
services and the atrium cafe. Community volunteer musicians, as well as
professional musicians, play weekly. A beautiful baby grand piano, donated
by the PMC Auxiliary, has a prominent place as well in the atrium.
“Whether it is a scheduled outpatient surgery, MRI or mammogram,
having access to healing music helps to ease feelings of stress or anxiety,”
said PMC Vice President, Communications, Community and Corporate Services
“We have hosted the Brevard Symphony Orchestra small groups, volunteer
pianists and other musicians,” Sellers said. “We also have
witnessed couples dancing in the atrium, people singing along to a familiar
song, or simply listening and enjoying the respite the music provides.”
Healing Experiences For Everyone All The Time® is PMC’s mission
and the system has served to fulfill that mission in part by the evidence-based
healing environment it has designed and created for the people and community
served. To view PMC’s weekly music schedule visit, parrishhealthcare.com/musicschedule.
If you are interested in being a volunteer musician please contact 321-268-6110.