Bedside Therapeutic Music

In addition to caring for our patients’ physical ailments, WVU Medicine also offers patients relaxing music, courtesy of our bedside therapeutic music program. Certified Music Practitioner Cindy Lewellen serves as a volunteer at Ruby, wheeling her harp throughout the building and offering patients a chance to hear therapeutic music. She frequently plays her harp in waiting areas and individual patient rooms.

Spiritual Care

WVU Medicine offers a full-range of spiritual care support services for patients and their family members during hospitalization.  Our interfaith chaplains are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to come alongside you and your family during what can be an anxious and uncertain time in your life and the life of your family.  Our chaplains offer a compassionate presence and seek to offer support in ways that are meaningful to you on your journey.  This support may include, but is not limited to, listening to your story, offering support in times of grief or decision-making, and connecting you to spiritual resources or rituals you find meaningful.

We also offer a program for Ministry wishing to further their education in a hospital setting.

Pet Therapy

Our pet therapy program offers an avenue for patients to feel comfort and companionship during their hospital stay. Pet therapy can help improve a patient’s mood and provide a needed distraction.