1st Project Completed

The Evan Lieberman Friends and Family Lounge

Dedicated on October 15th, 2015

Transformed an old, small, uncomfortable waiting room... into a spacious amenity packed lounge area offering specialized spaces for overnight resting, consultation, nourishment and even showers.

Unveiled on Oct. 15, 2015

We were catapulted into every parent’s worst nightmare. Our son was fighting for his life after being the victim of a car collision. Our family was hunkering in at Westchester Medical Center’s Trauma ICU for a very long haul. We were there for 31 days before Evan unfortunately succumbed to his injuries.

New Waiting AreaOn a daily basis, helicopters efficiently medevac patients from all over New York State for what will inevitably be an extended stay for that patient. Effectively treating a trauma victim also includes aid to family members who have been surprised by a loved-one’s injury and need to be educated on life-sustaining decisions.

The waiting area was the size of a typical conference room. When it was time to get whatever sleep could be gotten, we put air mattresses on the floor and tried to rest. We ate meals in this room. An outpouring of friends and family crowded this room. We snuck into a remote office to shower. When important doctor consultations were needed, if we didn’t speak in that room, it was in the hallway.

New Waiting AreaWe were very grateful for the medical attention Evan received. As a matter of fact, we still speak with the great doctors and nurses that attended to Evan. But the waiting area was very lacking.

Our idea was to create a larger area with different rooms and amenities. Thanks to the generous support of everyone involved with Evan’s Team, The Evan Lieberman Friends & Family Lounge has become a reality.

DedicationThe new area is 2,400 square feet with an expanded lounge, private sleeping rooms, a nutrition area, consulting rooms and even a locker room with a shower.

We are confident this will help the well being of care givers caught in the most difficult environment imaginable. The idea was pretty unique, but it has gained a lot of momentum. Westchester Medical Center is already constructing two more similar lounges in other areas of the hospital.

Your generous support has made this possible and we can’t express our gratitude enough.

Thank you,
The Evan’s Team Foundation & The Lieberman Family

Sleeper Room Images

Private dorm-style rooms are available to provide much needed rest but still remain a few steps away.

Amenities Images

Lockers, showers, private consulting rooms and a nourishment center are now available to care givers.

Main Room Images

Spacious main room is not only 3 times larger, but also, partitioned to offer privacy as well.

The Evan LKieberman Family Lounge