(Middletown, NY) – Orange Regional Medical Center recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate a new Pediatric Family Comfort Room, funded by The Brittany Miller Foundation.
The Pediatric Family Comfort Room provides a place of respite for families of pediatric inpatients. The Brittany Miller Foundation’s gift provided the resources to create a private space for reflection, conversation and rest. The room is designed with comfortable furniture, a television, telephone and a private bathroom.
“We hope families will find some solace in this peaceful room. This gift provides space for emotional conversations with families and their loved ones. It is a really beautiful room with a lovely view where families can freshen up, relax and talk with extended family,” said Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation President William Dauster.
For more information on how to donate, visit www.ormc.org/charitable-giving.
About Orange Regional Medical Center’s Pediatric Services and Child Life Program
Orange Regional’s dedicated Pediatric Unit welcomes patients from infancy through age 17 taking a family-centered approach to your child’s healthcare needs. The Pediatric Unit is inviting, comfortable and secure and staffed by Certified Pediatric Nurses with more than 200 years of combined experience in delivering pediatric care. Our unit offers specialized pediatric equipment and a private procedure room, where certain procedures are performed, allowing for the child’s private room to remain a safe, pain free zone. We also provide access to Board-certified Pediatric Hospitalists for your child’s inpatient stay; available to children who may not have a pediatrician. Pediatric Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in the care of children, while they are hospitalized. Upon discharge, children will be treated by their primary care provider, a Pediatrician or another sub-specialist.
Orange Regional’s Child Life Program seeks to ease fear and uncertainty by familiarizing young children, adolescents and their families with the hospital experience. The program is designed to help children through a wide variety of stressful experiences that can overpower their natural ability to cope and heal. Our Child-Life Specialist complements our team with expertise in helping children and their families effectively cope with their illness through play, preparation, education, distraction and self-expression activities. They provide emotional support and encouragement throughout a child’s hospitalization, while providing information and guidance to all family members. Our Pediatric Hospitalists specialize in care of pediatric patients and our Pediatric Hospitalist Services offer our pediatric patients many benefits throughout their stay.
About The Brittany Miller Foundation
The Brittany Miller Foundation is inspired by the memory of Brittany Miller, a Middletown, New York girl who on July 31, 1996 — her seventh birthday — died after fighting a spirited battle against brain cancer. As part of her treatment Brittany had to undergo the hour-plus trip to Westchester several times a month for treatments. No local hospitals provided the sophisticated treatments she required. After Brittany was diagnosed with cancer in July 1995 her parents discovered that, in addition to the emotional drain on families in their situation, even families with good medical coverage find that the lodging, food and other miscellaneous expenses can prove quite a hardship. The Brittany Miller Foundation helps offset these additional expenses to families in Orange County whose children are fighting cancer.