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08Dec

HCA Healthcare and Musici

HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA), one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, and Musicians On Call (MOC) today announced a new collaboration to bring MOC’s live music programs to more hospitals across the country. As part of the collaboration, HCA Healthcare is giving $1 million to fund the creation and launch of MOC’s proprietary online platform designed to enhance its program delivery to enable the organization to reach more hospital patients and healthcare workers nationwide. The online platform will help make MOC’s in-person and virtual programs more accessible to hospitals and help enable hospital patients and volunteers to easily connect to MOC’s programs. This initiative aims to transform how the healing power of music is used to improve the patient experience and make live music in a healthcare facility truly “on […]

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10Aug

Meet Kathy Marshall, Our

Get to know our volunteers! What Virtual Program do you volunteer with? I volunteer for the City of Hope Virtual Program How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? I’ve been volunteering for almost 3 years – since October 2019 Are you a volunteer guide or musician? Guide What is your occupation outside of MOC?  I’m a product manager for a major bank Do you have any hidden talents? I can remember all sorts of random, mostly useless information! What is your story? What connects you with music and why do you volunteer with MOC? Music has been an integral part of my life ever since I can remember – whether it was listening to the radio, attending concerts, singing with a choir, or learning to play an […]

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10Aug

Meet Julia Greenwald, Our

Get to know our volunteers! What Virtual Program do you volunteer with? I volunteer for the San Francisco VA How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? I interned for MOC in 2014, but I’ve been a volunteer since 2016 Are you a volunteer guide or musician? Guide What is your occupation outside of MOC?  I’m a Strategy and Operations Manager Do you have any hidden talents? No hidden talents, but I love taking pictures, especially of new places, scenes in nature and the people in my life. What is your story? What connects you with music and why do you volunteer with MOC? I have always loved listening to music to lift my mood whether I am alone or with friends and family. My mom told me […]

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10Aug

Meet Raffaella Braun, Our

Get to know our volunteers! What Virtual Program do you volunteer with? I volunteer for Pediatrics How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? I’ve been volunteering for 6 years Are you a volunteer guide or musician? Guide What is your occupation outside of MOC?  I’m a National Director of Radio Promotion Do you have any hidden talents? Cooking! I may not be good at it (my husband says I am!) but I love to try to cook any and all kinds of food! What is your story? What connects you with music and why do you volunteer with MOC? I was lucky enough to start bedside in Phoenix, after learning about MOC in Nashville. I’ve worked in the Music Business for 20+ years now and I have […]

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10Aug

Meet Sarah Harralson, Our

Get to know our volunteers! What Virtual Program do you volunteer with? I volunteer for Peds, Veterans, and Behavioral Health How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? I’ve been volunteering since 2015 Are you a volunteer guide or musician? Musician What is your favorite song to play for patients? What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong has to be my favorite! Which demographic do you love playing for and why? I love playing for all demographics, but it’s always very special playing for children because they are so attentive and have the best questions and requests. Music truly has such a positive impact on them. Do you have any livestreams or other performances coming up? I play monthly at the Hutton Hotel in Nashville, and you can […]

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10Aug

Meet Andrew Plan, Our Fea

Get to know our volunteers! What Virtual Program do you volunteer with? I volunteer for the City of Hope Virtual Program How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? I’ve been volunteering for over 4 years Are you a volunteer guide or musician? Musician What is your favorite song to play for patients? “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz. That song is so special in how it brings joy to people. Which demographic do you love playing for and why? It’s awesome playing for kids. When I volunteered at the local children’s hospital it was so cool to see how a song could lift the spirits of a child and their family. They’re fun too — they’re usually down for Disney songs, and they get really into Frozen’s “Let […]

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10Aug

Meet Randi and Alan Salko

Get to know our volunteers! What Virtual Program do you volunteer with? We volunteer for the WXPN MOC Philadelphia Program How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? We’ve been volunteering for over 10 years Are you volunteer guides or musicians? Musicians What is your favorite song to play for patients? Somewhere Over the Rainbow or Stand By Me, for sure. Which demographic do you love playing for and why? We enjoy the adult areas of the local Philly hospitals and also the VA. Our Lady of Lourdes is a special favorite as the patients tend to skew older, which dovetails nicely with our setlist Do you have any livestreams or other performances coming up? Yes, we will be doing another volunteer session on Zoom for the Philly […]

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03Aug

Musicians On Call Hoists

WWE selected Musicians On Call as a Community Champion for its SummerSlam event in Nashville on July 30! In partnership with Pure Life, WWE made a financial donation to our mission in honor of the impact MOC has throughout Middle Tennessee. This recognition was spotlighted during the global broadcast of WWE’s second-largest show of the year. As part of the SummerSlam Community Champion Showcase, we also received our very own custom replica WWE Title, presented to us by WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil. Check out MOC’s own Lindsay Solomon and Torianne Valdez in the official photos from the special event.

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18Feb

Meet Nicole Palsa, Our Fe

Get to know our volunteers! What Virtual Program do you volunteer with?I volunteer for the Pediatric Virtual Program How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? I’ve been volunteering for five years Are you a volunteer guide or musician? Guide What is your occupation outside of MOC? I’m a Marketing Manager and freelance writer Do you have any hidden talents? I speak French! What is your story? What connects you with music and why do you volunteer with MOC? Music has always been my first aid kit in life, so when I learned about the Musicians On Call organization, I knew I had to be part of it. What I didn’t know was how profoundly it would impact me. I’ve been touched by the reactions of patients at […]

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18Feb

Meet Lisa Rochette, Our F

Get to know our volunteers! What Virtual Program do you volunteer with?I volunteer for the Veterans Virtual Program How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? I’ve been volunteering for eight years Are you a volunteer guide or musician? Guide What is your occupation outside of MOC? I’m in Talent Management and Strategy for Nickelodeon Do you have any hidden talents? I’ll never tell! What is your story? What connects you with music and why do you volunteer with MOC? My ex-husband had Cystic Fibrosis so I’m very familiar with repeated and lengthy hospital stays. Because of those experiences, providing support for not only patients but their caregivers & family has been an interest of mine. When I learned about Musicians on Call, it was a perfect melding […]

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