"Music therapy brought joy to me and my daughter in our darkest hour and I can't begin to thank you for giving us those peaceful moments when we needed them most."- Melissa C. (ACU)
"That was magical! Can you be there for all of our procedures? I've never done a procedure on this patient and not had to give them meds for sedation. They were so calm the whole time." -Children's Hospital Emergency Transport (CHET) Team.
The Ariana Miller Healing Notes Program currently supports patients with complex medical diagnosis at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego receiving care on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the Acute Cardiac Unit (ACU), and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).
There are critical therapeutic needs throughout the hospital on additional units including but not limited to the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit, Hematology and Oncology Unit, and Medical/Surgical Units. Increased staffing will also improve our ability to provide more services for patients during painful procedures, and other trauma/fear inducing experiences while in the hospital. Please help us get closer to our goal of providing two music therapists at Rady Children’s Hospital by making a donation today!
The music therapy team collaborates with medical staff and therapists to support therapies including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and more to improve patient outcomes.
"They have never stood that long before and tolerated different positions for such a long time!"- Elizabeth, Physical Therapist.
"After music therapy they slept for over 8 hours! They never sleep for very long. That was amazing!"- RN