Western Brooklyn

Maimonides Gets $3 Million For Cancer-Fighting Equipment

Photo courtesy of Assemblyman Cymbrowitz's Office
Photo courtesy of Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz’s Office

Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz recently presented a $3 million check to Maimonides Medical Center to offset the cost of a new linear accelerator, a piece of equipment provides targeted radiation treatment for many forms of cancer and has saves countless lives.

“Just over a decade ago we stood in the Lena Cymbrowitz Pavilion of the Maimonides Cancer Center and witnessed the official opening of the first and only full- service cancer center in all of Brooklyn, a facility made possible thanks to Assembly support,” Assemblyman Cymbrowitz said.

Joining Assemblyman Cymbrowitz at the check presentation were Dr. Christina Giuliano, Dr. Bernadine Donahue, Dr. Kevin Becker, Dr. Jay Cooper, Dr. Samuel Kopel, Maimonides CEO Ken Gibbs, COO Dominick Stanzione, Executive Director Louise Valerio, and Dr. Patrick Borgen.

Behind them was a plaque bearing the likeness of Assemblywoman Lena Cymbrowitz, the assemblyman’s late wife, for whom the Cancer Pavilion is named.

“Today, in acknowledgement of the countless lives saved by the Cancer Center and the thousands of patients who have benefited from its care, we are presenting Maimonides with a check for $3 million in capital funding toward the cost of replacing one of its 10-year- old linear accelerators,” said Cymbrowitz.

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