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Help us grow a peaceful garden for families of miracle babies

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campaign for Bryan Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in two phases will dramatically enhance the experience for families of our smallest patients. Phase 1 constructs a rooftop healing garden to provide an escape from the stress of an institutional environment, with the unique needs of patients and their families in mind. The garden will offer a space for patients, families and health care staff to refocus and regroup. Access to pleasant outdoor environments can reduce pain, anxiety, emotional distress and complications, as well as increase clarity for decision making and sense of wellbeing for patients, families and caregivers. For many patients, a hospital stay is a short, infrequent visit. However, for patients and their families who find themselves in need of extended care and services, those days, weeks and months can be difficult to face inside hospital walls. The rooftop garden will be located above Bryan Medical Plaza on Bryan East Campus, with access from the Women’s & Children’s Tower’s third floor NICU. (See Pages 14-15 for photos from our NICU.) Phase 2 will create an endowment for ongoing programmatic and capital support, technology and education.

The rooftop healing garden on third floor will provide space for patients and families to refocus and regroup.

For more information regarding the NICU campaign, please call 402-481-8605, or email deetta.mayrose@bryanhealth.org or valerie.hunt@bryanhealth.org.

Access to a pleasant outdoor environment offers a healthy diversion and helps reduce pain and anxiety.

There’s more on the horizon In addition to the campaign to support Bryan’s neonatal intensive care unit, other projects will come to life in the next year, thanks to donor gifts now and in the future. On the Bryan West Campus, a beautiful chapel will become a place of comfort and solace for patients and families. Bryan College of Health Sciences has launched a new program — the Center for Excellence in Gerontological Studies — that can truly be enhanced with donor support. This center provides students with exceptional resources for becoming competent, compassionate care givers for older adults. And gifts will begin to endow other new services, such as our oncology nurse navigator program, where each patient and family has a champion to turn to on their cancer journey. Please join your neighbors, friends and family in making gifts to the Bryan Foundation; your support helps Bryan Health continue to provide excellent patient and family-focused care. Thank you! Bob Ravenscroft, Vice President of Advancement and Chief Development Officer

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