Music Therapy Program every Wednesday

Photo by Tracy Mac/MRCH

ARCATA, JULY 31 -- Volunteer Julia Sheppard plays a Lever harp inside the hospital every Wednesday afternoon as part of the music therapy program produced by the Mad River Community Hospital's Volunteers Inc., non-profit organization. For more information, contact the Volunteers Inc., manager Christie Duray at (707) 822-7220 x4133

The Mad River Community Hospital Volunteers, Inc., is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, distinct from the hospital, that enhances patient care, promotes education, and supports our community in countless ways.

In addition to contributing over 10,000 volunteer hours annually to Mad River Community Hospital, the Volunteers, Inc.:

  • Enhances patient comfort at the hospital
  • Provides an emergency financial resource fund for indigent patients in need
  • Gives stuffed animals and toys to children at the hospital
  • Purchases equipment such as wheelchairs for patient use in the hospital
  • Gives car seats to needy families with newborns when leaving the Birth Center
  • Promotes education for patients, staff and local students
  • Provides scholarships to local students pursuing health degrees and to hospital staff for continuing education