Author Biography

    Dallas Smith

    Dallas Smith is an acknowledged pioneer in the use of music as environmental design for health care facilities. He, along with his wife Susan Mazer, co-founded Healing HealthCare Systems, Inc., which produces The C.A.R.E. Channel®, Continuous Ambient Relaxation Environment®, a 24-hour closed-circuit television format for hospitals; and also C.A.R.E. With Music, music programming for hospital-wide broadcast designed specifically to create and support healing environments. Their work has been featured in major health care conferences including The National Symposium on Healthcare Design, The Association for the Care of Children’s Health, and The Healthcare Forum. Their innovations in health care include developing The Sondrex System®, a proprietary personal music delivery system for patients undergoing medical procedures. The Sondrex allows the physician or nurse to speak directly to the patient through closed-ear headphones. Dallas and Susan are on the founding board of The Association Of Healing Health Care Projects. As musicians and composers, Dallas and Susan have recorded more than 20 albums and their music has been heard on The Discovery Channel, NOVA, and National Public Radio. They are the 1997 recipients of the Leland R. Kaiser Founder’s Award for their work in healing health care. Susan and Dallas are married and live in Reno, Nevada.

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