Strings of Compassion

Strings of Compassion is a musical and clinical service that uses harp and voice to serve the needs of people who are terminally ill, receiving comfort care or on hospice. This music creates an atmosphere of loving kindness, beauty and peace that supports the soul in transition.

Strings of Compassion Services

The music vigil setting offers an atmosphere of warmth, compassionate care and beauty. The music has been found to help with pain, anxiety, grief and unresolved issues in a way that is supportive, peaceful and non-invasive. Family members are encouraged to attend the music vigil. The patient and family may find more than one vigil helpful.

Strings of Compassion:

  • Is a service provided by trained, certified Music-Thanatology Association International (MTIA) Music-Thanatologists
  • Provides vigils played in the hospital, patient homes, nursing homes and foster care homes
  • Is free of charge and available Monday through Friday
  • May be requested through a patient's nurse or by calling the Center for Mission and Spiritual Care Services at 541-222-2245.

Contact information:

Strings of Compassion
Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend
3333 RiverBend Drive
Springfield, OR 97477 
Email or Telephone (541) 222-2245 

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