Southampton, NY—The Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has awarded $64,500 to Southampton Hospital’s Ellen Hermanson Breast Center for the year April 1, 2015-March 2016. This funding will provide screening coordination and treatment support to more than 500 under/uninsured women on the East End, focusing primarily on Latina immigrants. Patient navigators, including a bilingual navigator, will assist women with paperwork for screening, provide telephone reminders and translation, and link patients to “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” financial assistance services. In addition, a social worker will assist women diagnosed with breast cancer through bi-monthly support groups that include nutritional counseling for those in treatment as well as support for children, adolescents and young adults whose family member has been diagnosed.
“At the Komen Greater New York City Affiliate, we conducted a needs assessment of the community and learned that women of Long Island’s East End are often underserved due to insufficient or lack of insurance,” said Anita R. McFarlane, MPH, Komen Greater NYC Director of Grants and Public Policy. “We are confident that, through programs at Southampton Hospital’s Ellen Hermanson Breast Center, women in this community will have better assistance and low-cost access to the care they need.”
Comments Robert S. Chaloner, Hospital President and CEO, “Southampton Hospital’s Ellen Hermanson Breast Center provides complete breast health care through state-of-the-art diagnostics and treatment. This funding will provide “We are very pleased and gratified to have our outreach services supported by Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.”
Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is the world’s largest breast cancer organization and the Greater New York City Affiliate is number one out of the 125 affiliates on the front line dedicated to ending breast cancer in their communities. Komen Affiliates fund innovative programs that help women and men overcome the cultural, social, educational, and financial barriers to breast cancer screening and treatment.