Dolan Center Gets Grant for Women’s Health Services

The Dolan Family Health Center in Greenlawn has received a $40,000 grant from Pink Aid Long Island  to provide women with free mammograms, diagnostic mammograms, breast sonograms, cyst aspirations and biopsies. The grant was one of three, totaling $95,000, awarded to Northwell Health breast cancer programs serving Long Island’s uninsured and underinsured women.  These funds will help women to obtain life-saving breast cancer screenings and provide non-medical support to patients who are undergoing treatment.

“This generous support from Pink Aid Long Island will help ensure that underserved women throughout Long Island are able to get the support they need,” said Richard Barakat, MD, physician in chief and director of the Northwell Health Cancer Institute. “Financial barriers should never prevent women from obtaining breast cancer screening or care and Pink Aid’s support is helping to make this a reality.”

The Dolan Family Health Center is a Joint Commission accredited National Committee for Quality Assurance Level III Patient Centered Medical Home and is part of Huntington Hospital.

The Northwell Health Cancer Institute’s Pink Aid Breast Cancer Hardship Fund received a $30,000 Pink Aid grant this year that will allow women to get support for non-medical needs such as transportation, food expenses, house cleaning, child care, wigs and post-mastectomy garments. Pink Aid support is available for patients of the Northwell Health Cancer Institute at the Center for Advanced Medicine, Cancer Institute at Huntington and Imbert Cancer Center.

Pink Aid gave $25,000 this year to the Pink Aid Hardship Fund at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead that allows women to get assistance with transportation, post-surgical recovery garments, wigs, prosthesis, groceries, delivery services, housing and utility financial assistance. Additionally, Pink Aid is funding Peconic’s Taking Care of You Navigation Services program, which includes a bilingual navigation coordinator to help women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

“This generous support from Pink Aid Long Island will help ensure that underserved women throughout Long Island are able to get the support they need,” said Richard Barakat, MD, physician in chief and director of the Northwell Health Cancer Institute. “Financial barriers should never prevent women from obtaining breast cancer screening or care and Pink Aid’s support is helping to make this a reality.”

Pink Aid Long Island’s mission is to provide underserved women with the ability and resources to get the breast cancer screening and assistance they need. This is the fourth year Pink Aid Long Island has awarded grants to Northwell Health. Pink Aid has given a total of $125,000 to the Dolan Family Health Center over four years; $88,154 over three years to Northwell Health Cancer Institute and $37,400 to Peconic Bay Medical Center over the  last two years.

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