The inspiration for this room came in December of 2010, when we had two ladies with breast cancer actively dying at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. We visited these women and wished we could have made their final days more comfortable - like we did for our friend, Lucia.
With the help of local businesses and individuals, the room was built within 6 months and now is the finest patient room at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.
Unique features of the room include a back-lit beach scene photo over the bed, computer work station, DVD player, 46" flat screen TV, Bose music system, day bed for overnight guests, a large closet for patient and visitor coats, clothing and belongings, as well as attractive shelving for displaying flowers, cards and mementos from friends and family.
The room is primarily used by cancer patients that are going through difficult surgeries, palliative care and/or end-of-life services. Our goal is to have Lucia's Room decorated and equipped with all that is needed to create a peaceful and serene atmosphere for patients and their visitors.