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The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at the Southampton Hospital is proud to be designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Learn more about ACR accreditation. The Center offers a wide spectrum of breast health services, including education, early detection screenings, and breast cancer treatment and support. The Center utilizes state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques, including tomosynthesis — the most advanced mammography technology — ultrasound, and stereotactic breast biopsy. No patient is turned away from the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center for lack of insurance or inability to pay for treatment.


ellen's run

Ellen’s Run, an annual 5k (3.1-mile) race, is the signature fundraising event of The Ellen Hermanson Foundation and an innovative, grassroots event, that raises awareness about breast cancer. Held on the East End of Long Island, where breast cancer diagnosis and mortality rates are among the highest in the state of New York, Ellen’s Run draws on the strength of the community and gives back by providing mammography screenings, support and education.



Congratulations to the winners of the

22nd Annual Ellen's Run

Troy Taylor, 1st Place Male



Kira Garry, 1st Place Female



Debbie Merrick, 1st Place Breast Cancer Survivor


Thank you to everyone who participated in Ellen's Run and thank you to our sponsors.  We cherish your friendship and support.

See you on August 19, 2018, at the 23rd Annual Ellen's Run!  

During a performance recently, before a fundraiser for the Ellen Hermanson Foundation dealing with Breast Cancer, I made a statement that I feel very strongly about. Yours truly has done a few thousand charity events through the years. What has impressed me about the Ellen Hermanson Foundation is that in treating the illness of breast cancer, the treatment is extended to the point that, no patient is turned away for lack of insurance or inability to pay for treatment. This includes not only the medical factors, but social worker lead support groups, nutrition, and yes, yoga amongst the healing opportunities for breast cancer survivors. I want all of you who note, you are looking at an organization that has and exhibits the true spirit of charity. I find it inspiring to know of this group.
— The Amazing Kreskin
Dear Dr. Valdez and each and all of you at the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center, Thank you each and all for your care, compassion and gentle kindness. You are indeed a blessing.
— N.W.
I’m not sure there are sufficient words in my vocabulary to express my appreciation. I was embraced by wonderful staff at the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center, which was so important during an extremely stressful time. From the moment I entered your facility, I was being cared for by the most competent and professional people in every area. . . I will never forget them, and there is no way I can adequately thank them. . . I cannot help but think that my swift recovery is due in part to the good care, and I am forever in your debt.
— B.B.