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New Infusion Suite at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore Blends Child-Friendly Design With Expert Clinical Care
Date:5/1/2008

New Outpatient Unit for Treatment of Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders

Made Possible by $12 Million Gift from Jerome L. Greene Foundation

NEW YORK, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new outpatient infusion suite at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) provides a unique therapeutic environment for children facing life-threatening cancer and blood disorders by combining expert clinical care with comforting child-friendly design.

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Built to accommodate the growing patient volume at the hospital's Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, the new infusion unit was made possible by a $12 million gift from the Jerome L. Greene Foundation. It is the latest development within CHAM's Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, which is the only center in the New York City area to offer all services under one roof that are needed for the care and treatment of pediatric cancer and blood disorders.

"We are proud that our division of pediatric hematology/oncology has evolved to become a destination for young patients in need of highly specialized clinical expertise and innovative therapies," said Steven M. Safyer, MD, President and CEO, Montefiore Medical Center. "We applaud the Greene family's recognition of the division's significant growth and potential and are deeply grateful for their ongoing and generous support of our patients."

Dawn M. Greene, President and CEO of the Jerome L. Greene Foundation, announced the $12 million donation last spring in honor of her late husband, Jerome L. Greene, the noted attorney, real estate investor and philanthropist who died in 1999.

A longtime trustee of Montefiore Medical Center, Mr. Greene was founding chairman of the Mosholu Preservation Corporation, a non-profit organization established by Montefiore in 1981 to revitalize t
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