Environment & Hospitality

Music in the Key of Hope: Music for Staff Wellness in a Metro-New York Pediatric Medical Center during COVID-19

At Cohen Children’s hospital, even though their healthcare team members were resilient, there was a lack of hope and positivity in what was once a very colorful and bright children’s hospital environment.  The collective trauma that healthcare workers were facing and living showcased a need for reinforcement through authentic and empathetic practice.  We needed to find a way to help our healthcare workers cope with the ongoing pandemic.  Our goal was to use music as a means to build community, strength, engagement, and resilience in healthcare workers.