1. 263 Susan Mazer: Creator of an 1,100 Hospital Patient Relaxation Channel and Full-time Jazz Harpist Gail Zelitzky and Catherine Marienau 37:39

Dr. Susan Mazer is a full-time performing jazz harpist and former President, Co-founder, and CEO of Healing HealthCare Systems, producers of The C.A.R.E. Channel, the only evidence-based, 24-hour relaxation channel for patient television. Now in its 30th year, C.A.R.E. is being broadcasted in over 1,100 hospitals nationally and internationally including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Australia, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, and many other locations. 

The discipline of health care led her to study how we can help patients heal faster. The answer is music.  And this led her to create The C.A.R.E channel and, recently, C.A.R.E VRx™ which extends the reach of C.A.R.E., providing a healing virtual environment for pain relief, reduction of anxiety, and increased comfort, through access to stunning natural spaces and places in the virtual world.

Dr. Mazer is a national and international speaker and in 2019 was the keynote speaker at the 2019 Virtual Reality in Healthcare Conference in Dublin, Ireland. 

Her publications and presentations focus on the patient environment. She is also a blogger for The Huffington Post and has her own blog.  She is a Fellow of the Center for Social Innovation at The Fielding Graduate University.

Connect with Susan:


Book Chapter: “Applied Virtual Reality in Healthcare: Case Studies and Perspectives”

Book: Patient Privacy: When it Matters

Blogger: Huffington Post; blog at www.susanmazer.com

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