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Hospitals are picking anthems to play when patients who were treated for the coronavirus are discharged.
At some hospitals, the music starts playing long before discharge. At Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, for example, nurses call for a “Code Sun” when a patient is removed from a ventilator and successfully breathing on their own; Montefiore Nyack plays it when patients move out of intensive care.
Several hospitals have chosen tracks with similar gentle optimism — “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” at NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island, Bill Withers’s “Lean on Me” at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey. Others go straight for inspirational rock: Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” is a popular pick, as is Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger.”