Introducing Our Official COVID-19 Patient Discharge Song: "Beautiful Day"
BY JOHN GILPATRICK
At every hospital in our network, we have a musical tradition we call “chimes.”
When a new baby is born, Brahms’s “Lullaby” plays over the loudspeakers for all to hear. And whenever a cancer patient completes their treatment, you’ll hear a few bars of “Four Seasons” by Vivaldi.
With everything we have gone through and continue to go through as a community related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we thought it would be appropriate to introduce another chime across LVHN. So going forward, whenever an LVHN COVID-19 patient is cleared for discharge, ready to return home, you’ll hear the chorus of U2’s “Beautiful Day” ringing in the joyful news.
Why “Beautiful Day” is the ultimate #LVHNCOVIDSTRONG song
We were overwhelmed with wonderful responses to the video of our first successfully extubated COVID patient being discharged, and one word among all these comments kept jumping out at us: “Beautiful.”
There is nothing more beautiful than reuniting families. That’s why our health care heroes put themselves on the line every day to care for COVID-19 patients, and any day that includes a reunion of a COVID-19 patient with their family is inherently a beautiful one.
We thought “Beautiful Day” worked so perfectly because its message is simple and hopeful, and it speaks to a turning point we hope everyone takes to heart when we emerge on the other side of this crisis.
“It’s a beautiful day. Too many get away,” Bono says.
Let’s not allow them to get away any longer.
More inspirational songs from our #LVHNCOVIDSTRONG playlist
“No Time for Love Like Now” by Michael Stipe
“Rise Up” by Andra Day
“Fight Song” by Rachel Platten
“Gonna Fly Now” (a.k.a. the Rocky theme song) by Bill Conti
What are some of your favorite songs that are getting you through this trying time? Submit them at LVHN.org/stories, and we’ll consider them for our #LVHNCOVIDSTRONG playlist!