Music Therapist Joins Baton Rouge General's Arts in Medicine Program

08-Mar-2013 Baton Rouge, La. - Baton Rouge General announced that local Baton Rouge music therapist Mary Malloy has joined its Arts in Medicine program.

As a certified music therapist, Malloy has worked in the field of music therapy for many years, helping patients of all ages cope with physical, emotional and behavioral challenges in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, residential living centers and day treatment programs. She first joined Baton Rouge General as a music therapist in the hospital's Behavioral Wellness Department. Malloy holds a Bachelor's degree in music therapy and a Master's degree in Culture and Creation Spirituality.

"I believe that everyone has a creative, spiritual place inside them, and tapping into that place can promote healing," Malloy said. "Music is the tool that opens that spiritual side of us and it can be transformative. It's immediate and positive and powerful."

"We are pleased to enhance Baton Rouge General's Arts in Medicine program with this music therapy dimension. Creating and enjoying the arts enhances and complements the clinical healing that takes place at the General. We look forward to continuing to expand the program for our patients and hope that local artists and musicians share their talents with us to bring this healing dimension to our patients," said Edgardo Tenreiro, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Baton Rouge General.

Malloy joins the Arts in Medicine program's roster of talented local artists including Juliet Lockwood who provides painting, drawing and other fine arts to patients through the program. Launched in the fall of 2012, Baton Rouge General's Arts in Medicine program brings the healing power of arts to patients in the hospital and the community. The program features local artists from our community who offer a creative outlet to patients with visual arts, such as painting, as well as a variety of musical arts.

Baton Rouge General's Arts in Medicine program is supported in part by a grant through LIVESTRONG® Community Impact Project.

(Photo attached: Music Therapist Mary Malloy at Baton Rouge General)

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital, with 544 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in Baton Rouge, opening its doors in 1900, Baton Rouge General has a long history of groundbreaking milestones, as well as providing the Greater Baton Rouge community with high quality healthcare for generations.

Baton Rouge General is affiliated with and also serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine. In addition to serving as a satellite campus for Tulane medical students in the LEAD (Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Discovery) Academy program, Baton Rouge General also offers a Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, School of Nursing and School of Radiologic Technology. Baton Rouge General, an accredited teaching hospital since 1991, is committed to exceptional medical education and serves a diverse population that is representative of the types of patients, injuries, illnesses and healthcare needs most frequently seen by physicians in private practice. For more information, visit