Clinical Center News
August / September 2023

The Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge receives a calming and refreshing makeover

The Lodge's reupholstered furniture in the family room
The Lodge’s re-upholstered furniture in the family room.

The Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge serves as a welcoming respite for patients and their family who have spent a long day at the Clinical Center attending medical appointments.

The Lodge recently completed a series of updates with the goal of making patients feel more comfortable during their stays. These changes include re-upholstering furniture, adding new kitchen fixtures and features, updating doors and the fireplace, adding new fitness room equipment and refreshing the outside pergolas which provide shade.

The comprehensive redesign also includes significant enhancement to the venue’s six ADA-accessible rooms. Yasmin Rheubottom, the manager of operations and guest relations at the Lodge collaborated closely with an architect to ensure these improvements were made with the utmost consideration.

"It is my goal is to treat each of our guests like they are my family.” I want the Lodge to exude a homely ambiance, where our guests can feel at ease, as if they are staying in a home away from home. My aim is to create a safe and inviting space for everyone,” stated Rheubottom.

In addition to these updates, the accommodations are undergoing a significant aesthetic transformation. All of its 34 guest rooms transitioned from gold-colored accents to a more soothing palette of calming shades of gray. This shift that further contributes to the serene and tranquil atmosphere the Lodge wants to provide for its guests.

- Yvonne Hylton

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