Officials with The Woman’s Hospital of Texas announced Nov. 9 the opening of the Alicia's Angels Family Care Room, a new component of the Fannin Street facility meant to comfort grieving parents who experience a pregnancy or infant loss.

The hospital partnered with the Connecticut-based nonprofit Alicia's Angels to open the room, according to a Nov. 9 news release. The nonprofit was started by Jona Sager, who lost her daughter, Alicia, shortly after she was born. The nonprofit's goal, Sager said, is to give parents a space away from a medical setting to peacefully say goodbye.

“I wanted to be able to do more when there was nothing more medically we could do," Sager said in a statement. "This is how Alicia’s Angels was born. By creating these living areas in the hospital, away from the medical environment, we give these families a peaceful and beautiful place to say goodbye and create memories.”

This is the first Alicia’s Angels Family Care Room in Texas, as well as the first to be established in a hospital, according to the release. Sager decided to expand into Houston after being contacted by Dr. Alana Carpenter, a neonatologist and pediatric palliative medicine physician in Houston.

The Family Care Room features a bed, sofa and crib, as well as books and clothing donated by the March of Dimes. It also features art from local artists and from the organization Art For Kids, By Kids.