• Ways to Heal

    We offer many kinds of therapy, available both while you’re in the hospital and after you go home. Your care team can help you get the therapies you need to promote healing and recovery:

  • Sounds to soothe

    To create a healing environment for you and your family, our therapeutic music program brings live music straight to you. Professionally trained, certified therapeutic musicians are available on certain days to help you feel more comfortable, relieve your anxiety, lower your blood pressure and quicken your recovery with the healing sound of music.

    Musicians regularly visit:

    • Critical care unit.
    • Oncology, including our infusion center and radiation oncology.
    • Pediatrics.
    • Surgery center.

    To request a musician in your room, call 443-481-5120.

    We rely on the support of generous donors to keep this program running. To support our therapeutic music program, make a gift online at Give.AAHS.org. Be sure to write “music program” in the comments section.

    Or send a donation to:

    AAMC Foundation
    Attn: Therapeutic Music Program
    2001 Medica Parkway
    Annapolis, MD 21401

    Therapy dogs bring healing

    Dogs really are man’s best friend. That’s why you shouldn’t be surprised if you see some walking the halls of our hospital and visiting patients in their rooms. At Anne Arundel Medical Center, we harness the healing power of pets with more than 25 volunteer pet therapy teams. Each team is made up of a volunteer from the community and their pre-trained, certified dog.

    Therapy dogs can help put you at ease both emotionally and physically. Their visits often create a happier, calmer atmosphere not only you, but your family and friends as well. We partner with five organizations to certify pet therapy teams: Caring Canines, Pets on Wheels, PAWS-AAC, Fidos for Freedom and Pet Therapy International.

    To request a visit from one of our pet therapy teams, or learn how you and your dog can become certified to visit patients, call 443-481-5056.

    Restore function, minimize pain and gain independence through the many life-changing rehabilitative services at AAMG Physical Therapy and Outpatient Rehabilitation. In most cases, you must have a prescription from your physician for your initial evaluation. Learn how our AAMG Physical Therapy and Outpatient Rehabilitation can help you heal and recover.

    Support when you need it

    No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, members of our Spiritual Care team are available to talk with you 24/7. Our team includes ordained clergy from many denominations who can talk with you during times of stress or uncertainty. Your own clergyperson, faith community leader or spiritual counselor is always welcome to visit you as well.

    Our spiritual caregivers are trained in religious and cultural diversity and sensitivity. They can be part of your healing process by:

    • Listening to you with sensitivity and respect.
    • Journeying with you and your loved ones through grief and loss.
    • Praying with you.
    • Offering comfort in times of distress.
    • Talking with you, your family and your care team about any spiritual care goals you may have.

    Religious resources and rituals

    In addition to on-site spiritual caregivers, we offer a variety of religious resources for you and your loved ones:

    • Bibles and other religious texts.
    • TV CARE (channel 86) on all patient room televisions, featuring music and visuals to promote relaxation, inspiration, meditation and prayer.
    • 24/7 quiet places, including a Meditation Center on the main floor of the Hospital Pavilion North and a Healing Garden just outside of that space.
    • Baptisms, blessings, Holy Communion and Anointing of the Sick, facilitated by our in-house staff of Protestant chaplains and St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church.
    • Services and rituals for Jewish, Muslim and other faith traditions.

    Request a visit

    Our chaplains are here to listen and support you and your loved ones, and make regular rounds in the hospital. To speak with someone on our Spiritual Care team or request a spiritual caregiver of a specific faith tradition, ask your nurse to page a chaplain, or call 443-481-5120. Chaplains are at the hospital:

    • Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 7:30 pm
    • Saturdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
    • Sundays from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    At other times, ask your nurse to contact the on-call chaplain. Our Spiritual Care department is located in the Hospital Pavilion North, first floor, adjacent to the Meditation Center and Healing Garden.