The Ellen Hermanson Foundation Grants $285,000 to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

 

Press Release

Funds will benefit the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center,

Ellen’s Well, and The Phillips Family Cancer Center 

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Photo in front of Ellen’s Run Posters in SBSH, courtesy of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, from left: Sara Blue, Special Events Director, The Ellen Hermanson Foundation; Julie Ratner, Ed.D, President, The Ellen Hermanson Foundation; Steve Bernstein, Chief Development Officer, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital; Anne Tschida Gomberg, Executive Director, The Ellen Hermanson Foundation; Amanda Starr Frazier,Esq., Board Member, The Ellen Hermanson Foundation; and Robert S. Chaloner, Chief Administrative Officer, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

Photo in front of Ellen’s Run Posters in SBSH, courtesy of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, from left: Sara Blue, Special Events Director, The Ellen Hermanson Foundation; Julie Ratner, Ed.D, President, The Ellen Hermanson Foundation; Steve Bernstein, Chief Development Officer, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital; Anne Tschida Gomberg, Executive Director, The Ellen Hermanson Foundation; Amanda Starr Frazier,Esq., Board Member, The Ellen Hermanson Foundation; and Robert S. Chaloner, Chief Administrative Officer, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.


Southampton, NY
 (January 9, 2019)— The Ellen Hermanson Foundation is awarding $285,000 in grants to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital to benefit the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center and Ellen’s Well, a program that provides psychosocial support to breast and gynecological cancer survivors; and, The Phillips Family Cancer Center which is scheduled to open later this year.

“When we started Ellen’s Run in 1996,” said Julie Ratner, President of The Ellen Hermanson Foundation, “we decided to always keep the money we raise on the East End. Today—23 years later—the funds we raise provide a comprehensive range of direct services that make a real impact on the lives of women and families in our community.”

As part of the grant, the Foundation is underwriting the cost of a Leica Mammotome Expert Biopsy Suite, the most advanced technology available that enables surgeons and radiologists to access and examine specimens without leaving the operating room, eliminating the need to transfer the specimen to another location for analysis. In addition, the Foundation is providing funding for an Hologic Affirm Prone Breast Biopsy System that uses three-dimensional imaging to facilitate the biopsy process; three chemotherapy infusion chairs to complete its pledge of ten chairs for The Phillips Family Cancer Center;and the following programs and services offered through the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center and Ellen’s Well:

  • Mammograms for uninsured women

  • Ultrasounds for uninsured women

  • MRIs for uninsured women

  • Oncological social worker  

  • Renewal & Hope three-day retreat

  • Day of Renewal & Hope

  • Nutritional counseling

  • Transportation assistance

  • Reflexology during chemotherapy

  • Massage & Acupuncture therapy

  • Yoga

  • Water exercise

  • Strength training

 

“We cherish our longstanding partnership with The Ellen Hermanson Foundation and are grateful beyond words for this most recent grant,” said Bob Chaloner, Chief Administrative Officer, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. “Over the years, generous grants from the Foundation have made it possible for us to acquire state-of-the art equipment and provide vital and compassionate support services for breast cancer patients and their families.  As a result of this collaboration, The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital stands as a tribute to one woman’s courageous battle memorialized by her inspirational sisters.”

 

About The Ellen Hermanson Foundation

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation ensures access to state-of-the-art breast health care and empowers people affected by cancer. Funds raised provide access to essential health care in our own community through mammography screenings at the Ellen Hermanson Breast Centers at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and its satellite locations in Hampton Bays and East Hampton. Through Ellen’s Well, The Ellen Hermanson Foundation provides oncological social worker-led support groups, nutrition, yoga, and other healing opportunities for breast cancer survivors—free of charge. No patient is turned away from The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center for lack of insurance or inability to pay for treatment.

 

About Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is staffed by more than 280 physicians, dentists, and allied health professionals representing 48 medical specialties. A campus of Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital offers a diverse array of clinical services, ranging from primary medical care to specialized surgical procedures, including orthopedics and bariatrics. The sole provider of emergency care on Long Island’s South Fork, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is a provisional Level III adult Trauma Center. The hospital includes a Heart and Stroke Center, Breast Health Center, The Center for Advanced Wound Healing, and 32 satellite care centers throughout the South Fork of Long Island. The hospital is the largest employer on the South Fork with more than 1,200 employees.

 

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For more information and/or Interview with Julie Ratner, please contact:     


Julie Ratner, Ed.D
President
The Ellen Hermanson Foundation
info@ellensrun.org
212-840-0916


Barbara-Jo Howard
Director of Communications & Marketing
Stony Brook Southampton Hospital
barbarajo.howard@stonybrookmedicine.edu
631-283-4829

 
Julie Ratner