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ENT and Allergy Associates and Mount Sinai Give Back to the Community, Unveil Plaque Honoring Donation to Cancer Room

05/30/2009 in press release

ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA) and the Mount Sinai Medical Center (mountsinai.org) last week unveiled a plaque memorializing their $300,000 donation to the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge in Manhattan. Last Monday’s event celebrated this first-of-its-kind donation from a major health care institution and a specialty medical practice.

The Hope Lodge hearthHope Lodge is a state-of-the-art, all green facility that offers free housing to cancer patients and their caregivers while they undergo treatment in Manhattan. And, given the enormous financial burden posed by the need for patients to stay close to their treatment (which can be quite debilitating), Hope Lodge is truly a miracle, providing a ‘home away from home’ in a comfortable, healing and supportive environment.
The highly visible and elegant hearth in the Hope Lodge NYC great room, where guests find warmth and communal support, was named after ENTA and Mount Sinai in recognition of their generous contribution to the Hope Lodge NYC capital campaign.  In attendance were Dr. Wayne Eisman, President of ENTA, Dr. Eric Genden, Chairman of Mt. Sinai’s Otolaryngology Dept, Dr. Richard Stock, Chairman of Mt. Sinai’s Radiation Oncology Dept, Dr. Ken Davis, CEO of Mt. Sinai Medical Center, and many other physicians and senior officials of ENTA.

“We are thrilled that ENTA and Mount Sinai recognize the tangible service that Hope Lodge delivers to many of their patients seeking cancer treatment in New York City,” said Mady Schuman, Senior Vice President, Campaign and Leadership Giving, American Cancer Society. “The magnitude of the relationship between the American Cancer Society, a major health care institution and its referring partner is unprecedented and we are so thankful for this partnership.”

“At ENT and Allergy, our goal is to offer the best patient care possible,” said Dr. Wayne Eisman, President of ENTA. “We are completely delighted about this opportunity to expand our relationship with the American Cancer Society , give back to the community, and support the fantastic work accomplished at Hope Lodge.”

“The successful partnership between Mount Sinai and ENTA  as already benefited hundreds of cancer patients who have better lives today thanks to timely and effective treatment,” said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Mount Sinai Medical Center. “We are pleased to share our success with many more Dr. Stock, Eisman and Gendencancer patients who find in Hope Lodge a home away from home on their road to recovery.”

The Mount Sinai Medical Center has a unique clinical affiliation with ENTA for the screening and treatment of patients with cancer of the head and neck. This enables patients to receive cancer care from a major medical institution on an expedited basis and then continue aftercare in the comfort of their own neighborhoods. Mount Sinai is working with the American Cancer Society to place patient navigators at the hospital to best serve the needs of newly diagnosed cancer patients.

Hope Lodge NYC is located at 132 West 32 nd Street. The eleven-floor, 77,000 square foot building was recently awarded LEED®, Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Since opening its doors in November 2007, Hope Lodge NYC has served over 2,000 patients and their families.

Reservation requests for Hope Lodge NYC are made through medical treatment providers. The American Cancer Society  partners with the major cancer centers in New York City to identify patients with the greatest need for accommodations.

For more information about the American Cancer Society , call 1-800-227-2345 or log onto www.cancer.org. For more information about ENTA call 914-333-5899 or log onto www.entandallergy.com. For more information about Mount Sinai , call 1-800-637-4624 or log onto www.mountsinai.org .

About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. The American Cancer Society Eastern Division has 46 community-based offices, involving thousands of volunteers throughout NY and NJ. For 24-hour cancer information, call toll free 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org/nynj.

About ENT and Allergy Associates 
ENT and Allergy Associates, with 30 offices in Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Nassau and Rockland counties, New York City and northern New Jersey, offers the convenience of a large group practice, with multiple office sites, evening and weekend hours and prompt appointment scheduling. The practice features state-of-the-art care for ear, nose, throat, allergy and sleeping disorders, and offers a variety of highly specialized procedures that utilize the latest medical technology. ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP has a clinical alliance with the Mount Sinai Medical Center for the treatment of diseases of the head and neck. To learn more about the benefits of ENT and Allergy Associates, please visit www.entandallergy.com .

About The Mount Sinai Medical Center
The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. Founded in 1852, Mount Sinai today is a 1,171-bed tertiary-care teaching facility that is internationally acclaimed for excellence in clinical care. Last year, nearly 50,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients, and there were nearly 450,000 outpatient visits to the Medical Center.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine is internationally recognized as a leader in groundbreaking clinical and basic-science research, as well as having an innovative approach to medical education. With a faculty of more than 3,400 in 38 clinical and basic science departments and centers, Mount Sinai ranks among the top 20 medical schools in receipt of National Institute of Health (NIH) grants.

Contact: Drew Franklin
Senior Manager, Marketing and Physician Relations
(914) 984-2530
dfranklin@entandallergy.com

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