Release Date: 05/01/2014
A generous donation from a Pawtucket family has enabled Memorial
Hospital of Rhode Island to institute a program through which a lullaby
will play every time a baby is born in the hospital.
McConaghy III and his family made a donation several months ago for
purposes to be identified by hospital leadership. Acting President
Edward Schottland approved using a portion of the funds to install
software to play the lullabies and the system was made live this month.
a community hospital, we see a wide variety of patients at different
phases of their lives. By playing a simple lullaby on the broadcast
system throughout the hospital, we are all reminded of the miracle and
joy of life,” Schottland says.
When a baby is born in one of the
hospital’s newly updated labor-delivery-recovery rooms in The Birthing
Center, the father or another designated support person can go into the
hallway and push the designated button. Within seconds, strains of a
lullaby - the hospital has chosen the Brahms music box – will start to
play across the complex for 10 seconds.
“When you hear the
lullaby overhead somewhere in the hospital, you can actually see people
pause and smile. It’s a beautiful reminder of what we do here and how we
impact people’s lives every day with the work we do,” says Michael A.
Pepi, MD, obstetrician- and gynecologist-in-chief at Memorial.
For information on the personalized services available at Memorial Hospital's Birthing Center call (401) 729-2291.