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NICU Rooftop Healing Garden and Endowment


The Bryan Foundation has established a campaign to further the healing elements of our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The campaign has two phases: to build a rooftop healing garden and to establish a $2 million endowment dedicated to the NICU’s highly-specialized training and equipment needs.

Phase 1

Phase 1 will construct a rooftop healing garden will provide an escape from the stress of an institutional environment, with the unique needs of patients and their families in mind.
The garden will offer a space for patients, families and healthcare staff to refocus and regroup. Access to pleasant outdoor environments can reduce pain, anxiety, emotional distress, complications as well as increase clarity for decision making and sense of well being for patients, families and care givers alike.

For many patients, a hospital stay is a short, infrequent visit. However, for patients and their families who find themselves in need of extended care and services, those days, weeks and months can be difficult to face inside hospital walls. The rooftop garden will be located above Bryan Medical Plaza
on Bryan East Campus, with access from the
Women’s & Children’s Tower’s third floor neonatal
intensive care unit (NICU).

Phase II

Phase II will create an endowment for ongoing program and capital support including for technology and education.

You Can Help to Make A Difference

If you would like to speak with someone directly about the NICU campaign, please contact Valerie Hunt with the Bryan Foundation, 402-481-3168 or

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