(Bryn Mawr, PA, Thursday, June 8, 2017) – 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.”
For information about the programs and services offered at Bryn Mawr Hospital and Main Line Health, visitmainlinehealth.org.
Photo 1 (from left to right): Helen Leicht, WXPN Midday Host and Spokesperson for WXPN Musicians On Call; Roger LaMay, General Manager, WXPN; Mutlu, Volunteer Musician, WXPN Musicians On Call; Matthew Ritter, Philadelphia Zone Director, Subaru of America; Andi Gilbert, President, Bryn Mawr Hospital; Amos Lee, Volunteer Musician, WXPN Musicians On Call; Nicole Lake, Senior Manager, Music Programs, Musicians On Call.
Photo 2: Musicians Mutlu and Amos Lee sing for those in attendance at the WXPN Musicians On Call kick-off event at Bryn Mawr Hospital on Wednesday, June 7.
Photo 3: John Novella, a patient at Bryn Mawr Hospital, poses with Mutlu, Amos Lee and __________, after the musicians played Bill Withers’ song “Lovely Day” for him and his wife.
Photo 4: Mutlu and Amos Lee play Lee’s famous “Sweet Pea” song to new parents Thelia and Matt, and their baby girl Zoey.
Video b-roll from the kick-off event of the program at Bryn Mawr Hospital on June 7: http://xpn.org/media/Video/MOC_Bryn_Mawr_6_7_17_Compilation.mov.
About Bryn Mawr Hospital
Bryn Mawr Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a 319-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 metro area and top 12 in the state of Pennsylvania by US News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2016-2017, and is ranked as high-performing in the specialties of orthopedics and urology. US News & World Report also ranked Bryn Mawr Hospital as high performing in the following Common Core specialty areas: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, COPD, colon cancer surgery, congestive heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. 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 2015-2018 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 technology such as the Intuitive Surgical System’s DaVinci Robot and Navio Robotic Arm Orthopedic System. 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 inpatient unit and in the pediatric emergency department with additional board-certified, fellowship trained pediatric emergency medicine physicians. For more information about Bryn Mawr Hospital, visit mainlinehealth.org/brynmawr.
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, DC, 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.