The Ellen Hermanson Foundation has awarded Stony Brook Southampton Hospital $285,000 in grant money to benefit the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center, Ellen’s Well, a program that provides psychosocial support to breast and gynecological cancer survivors, and the Phillips Family Cancer Center, which will open later this year.
The grant will underwrite the cost of a Leica Mammotome Expert Biopsy Suite, which has the most advanced technology available and enables surgeons and radiologists to access and examine specimens without leaving the operating room. It will also fund a Hologic Affirm Prone Breast Biopsy System, which uses three-dimensional imaging to facilitate the biopsy process, as well as three more chemotherapy infusion chairs for the Phillips Family Cancer Center.
The money will also benefit programs and services offered through the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center and Ellen’s Well, including mammograms, ultrasounds and MRIs for uninsured women, nutritional counseling, an oncological social worker, reflexology during chemotherapy and transportation assistance, as well as programs for yoga, water exercises, strength training, massages, and acupuncture.
“We cherish our longstanding partnership with the Ellen Hermanson Foundation and are grateful beyond words for this most recent grant,” said Bob Chaloner, the chief administrative officer of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.