Patient Environment Program

The Patient Environment Program enhances the environment of the hospital and quality of care for patients.

The Society of MSK Patient Environment Program

The Society's Patient Environment Program Committee, known informally as the PEP Committee, funds proposals not otherwise covered by the Memorial Hospital budget that enhance the environment of the hospital and the experience of patients.

The PEP Committee receives proposals from MSK employees who have direct patient contact and have a keen understanding and appreciation of patients' needs.  The Committee meets twice a year- once to hear formal presentations from MSK staff and to vote for those proposals that PEP will fund and a second meeting to hear updates on previously funded projects. For MSK employees who are interested to submit a grant proposal, please inquire by emailing


Proposals Funded in Recent Years Include: 

  • Wireless Speakers for Rockville Centre Waiting Room
  • Outdoor Furniture for West Harrison
  • Children's Activity Box (C.A.B) for the Main Campus In-Patient Floors
  • Happy Lights for the Rehabilitation Service at 515 Madison Avenue
  • Blue Skies Ceiling Tiles for the  M17 Critical Care Unit
  • iPad for Patients with Tracheostomies
  • Blanket Warmers for Multiple Suites Throughout the Center
  • Moving Wall Art for the Sub Concourse of the Kimmel Center
  • Mobile Device Charging Station Kiosk for the Urgent Care Center
  • Tea Carts for Food & Nutrition
  • Pediatric In-Patient Laundry Facilities
  • Breast Cancer Knitting Group
  • Meditation In a Box for Pediatric Neuroblastoma Patients
  • Oral Histories with Story Corps®
  • The CARE Channel for the Main Campus
  • Chefs Garden Herb Growing Cabinets
  • Chapel Channel