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Lifting spirits at Merced’s Mercy Medical Center with music
Sacramento Bee

A stay in the hospital can be a monotonous experience, but the harmonious sound of a guitar or violin can help raise a patient’s spirit and maybe even put a smile on their face.

Mercy Medical Center’s Volunteer Music Program strives to do just that. The program is currently made up of seven musicians who dedicate a few hours every month to play for patients at the hospital. The musicians do bedside visits and play in selected common areas of the hospital or cancer center where patients, caregivers and staff can enjoy the music.