March 20, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 20, 2014) – Colbie Caillat helped officially launch the partnership between The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial and Musicians On Call during a private visit on March 6.
Caillat and her band made a special visit to the pediatric and pediatric intensive care units to visit with patients and their families and perform hits like “Brighter Than The Sun” and “Bubbly.” Caillat’s genuine spirit partnered with her happy, upbeat music left everyone with smiles on their faces, patients and staff alike.
Each week, patients at The Children’s Hospital will be visited by Musicians On Call volunteer musicians as part of its Bedside Performance Program, which brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of those who need it most.
“Countless studies have shown the therapeutic, healing benefits of music,” said Joann Ettien, administrator for The Children’s Hospital. “We are excited to team up with Musicians On Call Nashville to offer this uplifting comfort for our patients.”
Musicians On Call President Pete Griffin added, “We are thrilled to expand our Nashville programs into The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial. We’re looking forward to working with The Children’s Hospital team and bringing music to these patients and families in their times of need.”
About Musicians On Call
Musicians On Call (MOC) was founded in 1999 with the mission of bringing live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. To date, its volunteers have played for over 400,000 people nationwide. Musicians On Call continues its mission through room-to-room hospital performances by both local musicians and national celebrities as well as the Music Pharmacy and Project Playback Programs. www.musiciansoncall.org