Holistic Healing and Relaxation Programming Offered at our Hospital as a New Tool to Improve Patient Satisfaction and Well-Being
MCDH announces the launch of The MedSerenity Channel 61, a dedicated channel of integrative mind-body healing and relaxation programming.
Professionally developed by experts in integrative and mind-body medicine, the MedSerenity Channel offers programs designed to support patient care and to help with pain relief, anxiety reduction, better sleep, and overall peace of mind. The MedSerenity Channel is available to hospitals and health care facilities throughout the United States on a subscription basis.
We are excited to complement our existing Patient Education channel 60 with this important new tool for supporting our Healing Hospital philosophy. Guided imagery, meditation, and other mind-body relaxation techniques are known to be clinically effective in reducing patient pain and improving quality of life, and the MedSerenity Channel 61 offers our hospital a high-quality, cost-effective method of delivering integrative care right to the patient’s room.
Currently, MedSerenity channel 61 can be viewed in the ER waiting room, the Employee Lounge, ICU, and patient rooms. Staff and patients who have had the opportunity to view the programming have raved about its value. One patient stated, “When I was in ICU, the relaxation visualization saved my sanity and got me thorough the night at 3:00 a.m. Thank you to the Hospital for having it available.”
MedSerenity Channel 61 Funded through Chaplaincy Program
Channel 61 was launched in 2014 following two-plus years of fundraising via a series of special Musician Showcase concerts promoted by the MCDH Chaplaincy Program. Donations from the concerts also supported the current music therapy program through the purchase of a harp which resides at the Hospital Campus.
The MedSerenity Channel is an invaluable program for Hospital patients during their stay. However, funding for this service is only assured through 2014. To support this valuable program, donations may be made through the Hospital Foundation and designated for the Therapeutic Music Program, which is the umbrella fund for the MedSerenity Channel.
About The Wellness Network
The Wellness Network owns The Patient Channel, The Newborn Channel, and The MedSerenity Channel and is the largest in-hospital TV network in the U.S., available in more than 2,000 hospitals nationwide. Delivered directly to patient rooms and waiting areas, the Channels provide viewers with original, award-winning health programs, which are endorsed by health care professionals. The Patient Channel features both condition-specific and preventive health programming to empower and inform patients.