March 24, 2010       

Waterbury Hospital Lecture to Focus on the Healing Powers of Music 

WATERBURY – The ability of music to promote health and provide physical and mental well-being will be explored as part of the annual Florence Erlanger Alternative Medicine Lecture at noon on Wednesday, April 28 in the Bizzozero Conference Room at Waterbury Hospital. 

The lecture, entitled “Finding the Music Within: Promoting Health and Healing with Music,” will be presented by guest speakers John Diamond, MD and Peter Muir, who have both studied the impact that music can have in preventing people from getting sick as well as helping heal those who are already sick. 

The Florence Erlanger lecture is delivered every year at Waterbury Hospital with topics focusing on holistic and other forms of alternative medicine. The lecture is free and open to the public, and complimentary beverages will be provided. Seating is limited, so anyone interested in attending should RSVP by April 19 by calling (203) 573-7691.

Waterbury Hospital is the largest private employer in the Greater Waterbury region, and serves a vital role in the economic vitality of Western Connecticut. It is a private, non-profit acute care teaching hospital licensed for 367 beds and affiliated with the Yale School of Medicine, the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Founded in 1890 as Waterbury’s first and Connecticut’s fourth hospital, Waterbury Hospital is a full-service community health-care institution with centers of excellence in primary care, cardiac services, behavioral health and orthopaedics.