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Review for Sing For Hope, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital & Nursing Facility is a member of the NYC Helath & Hospital Corporation and serves the New York City community with medical services for a variety of populations and cultures. SIng For Hope has made a significant impact on the quality of life for many of our patients. The professional volunteers who offer their musical talents bi-weekly provide professional quality performances at bedside and in group concerts taliored to the interests and cultures of those being served. Some of our patients have taken to naming them their singing angels and look forward to their visits. Thier music heals and inspires, evident by the expressions of appreciation and improved outlook and demeanor of those they visit. The services provided by Sing For Hope have been delivered through professional and organized processes with consistently top quality performers. The artists have made efforts to develop relationships and provide interactions that touch people's hearts and sense of self. Their Christmas Concert received rave reviews from attendees due to the selection of music, high caliber performaances and positive energy shared with the audience. Through their piano on the street program they donated a baby grand piano to our facility that is now used in our Atrium for musical programs. This organization works deligently to fulfill their mission in bringing the healing arts to those in need. I would recommend the organization for any health care setting that would benefit from the healing properties of music and interaction with positive, caring people.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have personally experienced the results of this organization by attending some of their concert performances. I have experienced the therapeutic effects myself as well as observed the reaction and outpouring of appreciation from other audience members. I have heard from my staff how the patients have responded to their bedside performances.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

It might be beneficial to have a form that performers fill out after bedside services that could be shared with the host facility. The purpose being to get feedback on the performer's experience and client outcomes. This knowledge might enlighten opportunities to expand the services/outcomes for specific patients served or enlighten how the facility could better support the performers during their visit.

Role:  Client Served & I am the Director of Therapeutic Recreation and coordinated the ongoing relationship between Sing For Hope and the Hospital.