At NMC we care for the entire person. To support our patients’ emotional needs, we offer both music and pet therapy programs. It is important that we keep you happy and comfortable during your stay, these are small events that we hope can bring a smile to your faces and hearts.

Music therapy

Kathryn Kuba Dandurand is a Certified Harp Therapy Practitioner who is present at NMC on various days and times during the week. Please contact Volunteer Services Dept. at (802) 524-1055 for her weekly schedule or to learn when she might be able to visit you when here as a patient.

Kathryn will play for patients and their families upon request, using her music as a tool to promote emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual healing. Just ask a member of our Nursing or Concierge Staff to direct Kathryn to play for you during her time spent here.

Pet therapy

pet-therapy For many people, animals have a distinct ability to improve spirits. Highly trained dogs certified by Therapy Dogs of Vermont and Therapy Dogs International may visit our patients with permission. In addition, patients with special pets of their own can arrange a visit in the hospital by following our guidelines. If you’d like to arrange a visit, please ask your nurse, Concierge or Volunteer Services for assistance.

Additional patient services

Healing Garden – An outdoor spot for relaxation and reflection, located near the Doctors Office Commons building.

Chapel and Reflection Room – Designed to offer a quiet place for prayer and reflection.

Pastoral Care Volunteers – NMC has specially trained volunteers available for address your special needs.