On Oct. 17, Stony Brook University commemorated the latest advancement in medical care for children with the completion of the new Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.
“Today we celebrate Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, where our youngest patients benefit from world-class healthcare,” said Michael Bernstein, PhD, Interim President for Stony Brook University, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on the Stony Brook Medicine campus. “This beautiful new, state-of-the-art Children’s Hospital will expand Stony Brook’s capabilities to meet the growing healthcare needs of children and their families across Long Island.”
The hospital’s design and amenities are supported by research that shows that a child-friendly environment contributes to better outcomes for children. Patient rooms include multi-colored wall lights controlled by patients, to give them a greater sense of control over their environment during what can be a frightening time for them and their families.
“We have enjoyed the support of Long Island’s artistic community in providing artwork for the facility with a Long Island nautical theme, complete with a lighthouse and a wall-sized live feed from the Long Island Aquarium,” said Dr. McGovern. “It is truly an outstanding art collection for the entire community, living in harmony with the building’s architecture and reflecting the healing mission of Stony Brook Children’s.”
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