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New Orleans

26Feb

Better Than Ezra Frontman

Musicians On Call welcomed Better Than Ezra singer and New Orleans native Kevin Griffin to Ochsner Medical Center today for a special launch celebration of its local Bedside Performance Program. Griffin gave an exclusive performance in the Visitor’s Garden and sang some of his best known hits, including Better Than Ezra’s “Good” and Sugarland’s “Stuck Like Glue,” which he co-wrote. Afterwards he spent time with patients for a song at their bedsides. Musicians On Call began piloting its Bedside Performance Program in New Orleans-area facilities in 2018. To date, volunteers have performed for more than 2,300 patients, families and caregivers locally. MOC was able to bring its programs to New Orleans thanks to generous support from its first local champion and benefactor Tim Goux. Volunteers regularly visit patients at Ochsner […]

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17Dec

Meet Tere Bible, Our Feat

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? Ochsner Medical Center How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? About a year Are you a volunteer guide or musician? Guide What is your occupation outside of MOC? I am a retired social worker Do you have any hidden talents? Not really, but I do love playing the piano and guitar and also writing songs What is your story? What connects you with music and why do you volunteer with MOC? I grew up in a very musical family. My father was a wonderful piano player and my mother loved to sing. Family dinners would often end up around the piano with everyone singing and joining in. I have 5 sisters and 2 brothers and […]

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25Feb

Meet Andy Cale, Our Featu

Get to know our volunteers! Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? I volunteer at Ochsner Hospital and University Medical Center How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? 6 months Are you a volunteer guide or musician? Musician What is your favorite song to play for patients? “I’ve Just Seen a Face” by The Beatles Have you been a part of an impromptu jam session? That’s the best: when patients, family and volunteers all join in. Do you perform anywhere else besides MOC? Special events, such as weddings. What is your story? What connects you with music and why do you volunteer with MOC? I was brought up in a musical family, but seeing the Beatles on TV really hooked me. Since I have experience performing solo, […]

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06Nov

MUSICIANS ON CALL TO LAUN

Musicians On Call has announced it will officially launch its first programs in New Orleans in 2018. This major expansion for the organization is thanks to a new partnership with New Orleans native, Tim Goux, a healthcare entrepreneur, investor and founder of the CareRise® family of healthcare companies. Musicians On Call’s Bedside Performance Program brings live, in-room performances by Volunteer Musicians to patients undergoing treatment or unable to leave their beds. These visits add a dose of joy to life in healthcare facilities ranging from children’s hospitals to adult facilities, VA hospitals and rehabilitation centers. Since 1999, Musicians On Call has performed for over 600,000 patients, families and caregivers in 14 major markets across the country. “We’re excited to partner with Tim and CareRise to bring the healing power of […]

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