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WXPN Musicians On Call Program brings the healing power of music to Bryn Mawr Hospital patients

Bryn Mawr Hospital June 8, 2017 News Releases

(Bryn Mawr, Pa.) – The WXPN Musicians On Call Program launched yesterday at Bryn Mawr Hospital, part of Main Line Health, with a special presentation and demonstration of the Bedside Performance Program at work. Musicians Mutlu and Amos Lee helped to kick-off the program, visiting and singing to patients on the cardiac, oncology and maternity units.

“We are incredibly excited for the launch of this program at Bryn Mawr Hospital,” said Andrea Gilbert, president, Bryn Mawr Hospital. “This program adds to our mission of providing a superior experience in a healing environment for patients, visitors and staff. The kick-off event was truly remarkable, and I am grateful for the work of WXPN Musicians On Call, and to Subaru of America for their generous support in helping to make this program come together. Special thanks to Mutlu and Amos Lee for sharing their incredible talents with our patients.”

WXPN Musicians On Call brings the healing power of music to the people who need it most—hospital patients—by delivering live, in-room performances to those undergoing treatment or unable to leave their beds. Since 2004, WXPN Musicians On Call volunteer musicians have performed for nearly 100,000 patients and their families within the Delaware Valley. The launch of WXPN Musicians On Call at Bryn Mawr Hospital was made possible in part with support from Subaru of America.

"Our program in Philadelphia with WXPN is a special one, as it was our first national expansion city 13 years ago," said Pete Griffin, Musicians On Call president. "We're proud to expand our footprint in the Philadelphia community and deliver the healing power of music to patients at Bryn Mawr Hospital."

“We are delighted to be able to bring our wonderful WXPN Musicians on Call program to Bryn Mawr Hospital,” said Roger LaMay, general manager, WXPN. “Inviting local musicians to visit patient bedsides reflects the hospital's strong commitment to patient care.”

Browse our website for information about the programs and services offered at Bryn Mawr Hospital and Main Line Health.

About Main Line Health

Founded in 1985, Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health’s commitment—to deliver advanced medicine to treat and cure disease while also playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers—reflects our intent to keep our community and ourselves well ahead. A team of more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians care for patients throughout the Main Line Health system.

At Main Line Health’s core are four of the region’s most respected acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—as well as one of the nation’s recognized facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.

The Main Line Health system also includes Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, which includes skilled home health care, hospice and home infusion services; Main Line Health Centers, primary and specialty care, lab and radiology, and other outpatient services located in Broomall, Collegeville, Concordville, Exton and Newtown Square; Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a biomedical research organization; and Main Line HealthCare, one of the region’s largest multispecialty physician networks.

Main Line Health is the recipient of numerous awards for quality care and service, including System Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for nursing excellence, the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award, and recognition as among the nation’s best employers by Forbes magazine. Main Line Health is committed to creating an environment of diversity, respect and inclusion and has proudly embraced the American Hospital Association’s #123forEquity Pledge to Act to eliminate disparities in care. We are dedicated to advancing patient-centered care, education and research to help our community stay healthy.

About Bryn Mawr Hospital

Bryn Mawr Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a 287-bed, not-for-profit acute-care teaching hospital dedicated to helping the community stay well ahead on the path to lifelong health. Bryn Mawr Hospital has been named as one of the top six hospitals in the Philadelphia region and top 12 in the state of Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2017–18, and is ranked as high-performing in the specialties of gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics and orthopedics. U.S. News & World Report also ranked Bryn Mawr Hospital as high performing in the following procedures/conditions: COPD, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement and knee replacement. Bryn Mawr Hospital has earned Magnet® designation for the third time for its superior nursing staff. Bryn Mawr Hospital’s Neuro-Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (NCICU) has also received the 2015–18 American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence for the second time. The National Institutes of Health Commission on Cancer has accredited our Cancer Center and our Comprehensive Breast Center has been accredited by The Joint Commission and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Bryn Mawr Hospital’s Bariatric Program has earned the MBSAQIP Accredited Comprehensive Center designation from the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. The hospital offers a full range of services, including cancer care, orthopedic care, cardiovascular care, behavioral health, maternity care, bariatric surgery, neurovascular and a level III neonatal intensive care unit, all aided by a dedicated team of health care professionals and innovative technologies. Through Bryn Mawr Hospital’s collaboration with the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, the university-affiliated Neurovascular Center offers rapid access to advanced diagnostics and treatment options for stroke care. Bryn Mawr Hospital has also collaborated with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to include round-the-clock pediatric care for the pediatric unit and in the pediatric emergency department with additional board-certified, fellowship trained pediatric emergency medicine physicians.

About WXPN Musicians On Call

WXPN Musicians On Call is a program that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in eight area health care facilities throughout the greater Philadelphia region. WXPN launched it in 2004 as a partnership with the non-profit Musicians On Call organization, and was its first expansion outside of the New York region. Musicians On Call has since expanded its network to 58 hospital partners in 14 major markets, including Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, and has produced performances for nearly 600,000 patients nationwide. WXPN is the non-commercial, member-supported radio service of the University of Pennsylvania.


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