New York City Surgeons Harness 'Healing Power of Music' With Hospital Concert

Staff at the New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City enjoyed a musical performance from the hospital’s surgeons on Monday, April 6.

This video, provided by the hospital, shows a variety of performances from the “healing concert” held in the hospital lobby. In the footage, surgeons and surgery residents sing, play piano, and also play the cello.

“In the midst of these unprecedented times, a group of frontline staff recognized the healing power of music and decided to share their talents in hopes that it would offer comfort at a time when it is needed most,” said Meghan Moog, a New York-Presbyterian Hospital spokesperson.

The hospital said on Instagram that the performance will be shared virtually for the hospital’s patients to enjoy.

There have been at least 74,601 coronavirus cases in New York City, leading to more than 19,000 hospitalizations as of Tuesday at 5 pm, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
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