Sam's Fans' partnership with Nationwide Children's Hospital consists of funding an outpatient music therapist who works in Hospice and Palliative Care. This is a unique position that is not seen often in other hospitals. NCH was able to start this work thanks to funding coming from Sam's Fans!
Jessica Bogacik, MS, MT-BC, is a board-certified music therapist and works on Nationwide Childrens Hospital’s home-based hospice and palliative care team. Jessica received her Master of Science in Music Therapy from Radford University, under the supervision of Jim Borling MM, MT-BC.
Jessica completed her clinical internship at Cleveland's University Hospitals Case Medical Center with Dr. Deforia Lane, PhD, MT-BC. She has participated in research using music therapy interventions with critically ill patients, and with hospitalized patients demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Jessica’s experience as a music therapist is varied, including work with the elderly, medically and psychiatrically hospitalized adults, children with disabilities, and individuals receiving hospice care. Jessica has worked at Nationwide Childrens Hospital since August 2015.
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