"It's a very tangible way to give back," says Pete Griffin, president of MOC.
"We are not music therapy, because that is its own medical profession.
What we do is bring live music, and what a lot of research shows is that that does decrease patients' stress levels and lowers blood pressure.
Family members may also benefit from seeing their loved ones enjoy a "moment of normalcy."
says the organisation now hopes to aggressively grow throughout 2015 and expand beyond its seven "hubs" where most MOC programmes are located: New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, DC, Miami, Nashville and Los Angeles.
We have supporters and record labels who donate CDs, and then hospitals go on our website and request a 'music pharmacy', a box of 200 CDs and CD players for their patients to listen to," Griffin
Nearly 800 hospitals have requested them.
"When we go into the children's hospitals, a lot of them know the Disney songs," Griffin
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