New Family Lounge Officially Opening in Critical Care Unit at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx

New Family Lounge Officially Opening in Critical Care Unit at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx

New Room, Funded by CBS EcoMedia, Provides Parents and Families with a Space for Respite
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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 4:00pm

CAMPAIGN: WellnessAd

CONTENT: Press Release

Feb. 23, 2015 /3BL Media/ - A ribbon-cutting ceremony at The Pediatric Critical Care Unit (PCCU) at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) will celebrate the official opening of the new Family Lounge, funded by EcoMedia – a CBS Company.

The new room provides a “home away from home,” offering parents and family members a place of solace during what can often be a stressful and anxious time as their children receive care for their complex medical needs. The room enhances the healthcare experience for caregivers by promoting the well-being of the whole family, enabling parents who are reluctant to leave the Critical Care Unit, to have some time for themselves while remaining close to their child’s bedside.

Funding from CBS EcoMedia and its WellnessAd Program enabled the renovation of the space into a family-friendly environment. This project enhanced a larger construction effort on the Critical Care Unit floor that expanded the number of patient rooms to meet increasing demand for children with life-threatening illnesses and medical conditions who need specialized care.

Approximately 1,500 children per year receive care at the PCCU at CHAM. One family who recently utilized the room during their child’s hospitalization is expected to attend the celebration.

WHY: Children recover best when their parents are able to be fully involved in their medical journey. The Family Lounge offers a dedicated space where parents and caregivers can take some time away from their child’s bedside to relax, eat meals, and catch up with phone calls and other responsibilities. It also provides a diversion for patients’ siblings.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 24, 2:00pm

WHO:  Families and patients who received care at the PCCU; Lewis P. Singer, M.D., chief, Division of Critical Care Medicine and Theresa Schieber, Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, CBS EcoMedia


About Montefiore Health System

Montefiore Health System is a premier academic health system and the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Combining nationally-recognized clinical excellence with a population health perspective that focuses on the comprehensive needs of the communities it serves, Montefiore delivers coordinated, compassionate, science-driven care where, when and how patients need it most. Montefiore consists of six hospitals and an extended care facility with a total of 2,080 beds, a School of Nursing, and state-of-the-art primary and specialty care provided through a network of more than 150 locations across the region, including the largest school health program in the nation and a home health program.  The Children's Hospital at Montefiore is consistently named in U.S. News' "America's Best Children's Hospitals."  Montefiore's partnership with Einstein advances clinical and translational research to accelerate the pace at which new discoveries become the treatments and therapies that benefit patients. The health system derives its inspiration for excellence from its patients and community, and continues to be on the frontlines of developing innovative approaches to care.  For more information please visit Follow us on Twitter; like us on Facebook; view us on YouTube.

About CBS EcoMedia Inc.

At EcoMedia, we’re propelled by the desire to create positive social change; that’s been our mission since we founded the company in 2002.  In 2010, after successfully partnering with CBS on a wide range of environmental projects, EcoMedia became the newest addition to the CBS Corporation portfolio, exponentially scaling our reach across television, radio, interactive, publishing and outdoor media. 

Through our patent-pending EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd programs, an innovative twist on traditional advertising, advertisers are able to support much-needed local projects which in turn creates jobs, saves taxpayer money and improves the quality of life in communities nationwide.  In the process, we’re fundamentally altering the advertising landscape, elevating the ordinary, traditional commercial – and media, in general – into a catalyst for tangible, quantifiable social change.  Please visit, like us at or follow us at

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