Sabra Field Windows; Jack Byrne Center Opens

Sabra Field designed not one, but a pair of windows for the chapel at the Jack Byrne Center at DHMC. (featured photo, above). The two are less than identical, and both are reminiscent of her previous work in the DHMC chapel. The windows were on view when the 12-bed facility for palliative and hospice care hosted an open house on Sunday, November 5.

Outside at the entrance to the Center

Designed to provide a home-like atmosphere, the building is filled with natural light, honey-colored wood, and plenty of nooks—some behind closed doors and others in public spaces—for conversation.

One of the public sitting areas. Art by Eric Hasse.

Rooms are spacious and named after trees (Elm, Fir, Aspen) with private balconies that are wide enough to accommodate a bed for patients who would like some fresh air and a view of the grounds. Each room has a sleeper sofa, a reclining chair and a colorful quilt. 

Partial view of patient room with balcony.

Marianne Barthel, DHMC’s Arts Program Coordinator, has graced the public spaces with beautiful art from local artists like Eric Hasse, photographer Seth Goodwin, and painter Alison Palizzolo.

Alison Palizzolo’s work adds life and color at the end of a hallway

And Judi Dench can be found in the great room, pondering the meaning of aging and wisdom.

Coffee table in the great room.

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