Children’s Hospital & Research Center
Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland’s mission is to protect and advance the health and well-being of children through clinical care, teaching and research. Each year, more than 75,000 children from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and the country receive care. Children’s Hospital Oakland has the largest established music therapy program in the San Francisco Bay Area. The music therapy program adds a special dimension to the care patients receive. Hospitalization and illness can be a traumatizing experience for anyone, especially a child. We practice family-centered care, which means that, as a hospital, we address not only the physical healing of the child but we treat the child and family as a whole. Music therapy is a part of that holistic approach and adds a special dimension to the care patients receive.