Ellen Hermanson Foundation Grant Funds Next Generation of Diagnostic Imaging for Breast Cancer

Southampton, NY—The Ellen Hermanson Foundation has awarded Southampton Hospital two grants totaling $275,355 to fund technology and patient support services at The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center. The amount $105,000 will be applied to the purchase of a Tomosynthesis 3-D Imaging System at the Medical Atrium in Hampton Bays, and $170,355 will fund Ellen’s Well services including an oncological social worker, the annual “Day of Renewal and Hope,” and restorative services in yoga, water exercise, acupuncture, massage therapy, reflexology, and meditation among others.

The Foundation’s support of Tomosynthesis in Hampton Bays has provided convenient access for patients who live in communities west of the Shinnecock Canal, and enabled the Hospital to invest in new technology to assure correct and timely diagnosis and treatment. The Foundation, through its Ellen’s Well program, has always understood the critical need for services that support patients and their families during their treatment and recovery.

In making the announcement, Hospital President and CEO, Robert Chaloner comments, “The support provided by the Ellen Hermanson Foundation and Ellen’s Well from the beginning of the Hospital’s breast health program has benefitted thousands of women. From the diagnostic technology to the many other services enabled through the Foundation’s generosity, we have been fortunate to have a very generous foundation on our side. We are most appreciative of Julie Ratner and Emily Levin, and their board of directors.”

Comments Julie Ratner, Ellen Hermanson Foundation Chair, "Medical care is not a luxury. The Foundation is committed to supporting Southampton Hospital by providing the necessary funds to ensure that women and men have access to quality breast health care close to home, and for services that assist patients in winning their fight with cancer. That is why we keep the money we raise on the East End in our community."

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation’s Denim & Diamonds fundraiser will be held on Saturday, February 13 from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. at 230 Elm in Southampton. For tickets and information, visit www.ellensrun.org.