“Music therapy alone does not decrease pain for cardiac patients, but in combination with the other things, it does help,” says Lamar, a nurse cardiac research coordinator at Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati.
Lamar received a grant as well as a green light from Bethesda to begin a program of music therapy at the hospital. She’s starting by building a music library and coordinating the music with companion therapies.
So with some properly placed tunes, not only will patients benefit by feeling better faster, they’ll leave the hospital a day or two sooner, which is also good for the bottom line. And that’s music to everyone’s ears.