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Monmouth Medical Center Celebrates Dedication of the Cheryl L. Diamond Cancer Care Pavilion

12/24/2014

State and local officials recently joined representatives from Monmouth Medical Center for a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony of the Cheryl L. Diamond Cancer Care Pavilion at the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center.

The Cheryl L. Diamond Cancer Care Pavilion was funded by a $2.5 million donation from local philanthropist Warren Diamond and his son, Scott. Residents of Rumson, Warren and Scott Diamond donated the funds in memory of their late wife and mother Cheryl L. Diamond, who passed away in 2001 after a courageous seven-year battle with breast cancer.

"The new Cheryl L. Diamond Cancer Care Pavilion connects all our cancer services under one roof, centralizing comprehensive care, sustaining world-class protocols close-to-home and making it a more pleasant experience for our patient and their families," said Frank J. Vozos, M.D., FACS, President and Chief Executive Officer, Monmouth Medical Center. "Cancer care at Monmouth Medical Center rivals any facility in the area, with more than 48,000 patient visits a year entrusting their cancer care to our highly qualified team of specialists who provide compassionate care and emotional support."

Within the Cancer Center, patients have access to the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center, recognized as one of the leading breast centers in the country and New Jersey's only Certified Quality Comprehensive Breast Center of Excellence. The Center also offers a number of same-day brain surgery options, with the region's first Gamma Knife (one of only 200 worldwide), a non-invasive brain surgery tool used to treat conditions previously considered inaccessible or inoperable.

"The Diamond Pavilion enables us to physically connect all our services, offering a welcoming gateway to the expanded Leon Hess Cancer Center and making it easier than ever for patients to access our comprehensive cancer services," said David Sharon, M.D., Medical Director of the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center.

"Our work to expand cancer care at Monmouth is a reality," said Tara Kelly, Vice President of the Monmouth Medical Center Foundation. "We are here to recognize the generosity of the Diamond family and to share with you what we feel is distinct about cancer care at Monmouth Medical Center."

The Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center offers a vast array of cancer care – from its radiation oncology services, which are accredited by the American College of Radiology, to Oncology Clinical Research program as part of the Penn Cancer Network, to its comprehensive support services. Monmouth Medical Center's recent partnership with Cancer Support Community – the first hospital-based program in New Jersey – enables cancer patients and their families to obtain free education, support services, resources, referrals and more.

For more information about the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center, call 732.923.6575 or visit www.mmccancer.org.

PHOTO IDs

Ribbon Cutting:
From left: Bill Arnold, chief operating officer, Monmouth Medical Center; Frank J. Vozos, M.D., FACS, president and chief executive officer, Monmouth Medical Center; David Sharon, M.D., medical director of the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center; donors Scott and Warren Diamond; and Tara Kelly, vice president, Monmouth Medical Center Foundation.

With Legislators:
From left: Bill Arnold, Chief Operating Officer, Monmouth Medical Center; donor Warren Diamond; Senator Jennifer Beck; Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden; Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone; Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini; and Frank J. Vozos, M.D., FACS, President and Chief Executive Officer, Monmouth Medical Center.

With Peter Cancro:
From left: Warren Diamond, Rumson; Joseph C. Roselle, Long Branch; Frank J. Vozos, M.D., FACS, President and Chief Executive Officer, Monmouth Medical Center; and Peter Cancro, Manasquan, Founder and CEO, Jersey Mike's Franchise Systems.

With Board Members:
From left: Frank J. Vozos, M.D., FACS, President and Chief Executive Officer of Monmouth Medical Center, and Tara Kelly, Vice President of the Monmouth Medical Center Foundation, gather with board members Charles Zukaukas, M.D., Monmouth Medical Center Foundation Honorary Board; Ty Olson, M.D., FACS, Monmouth Medical Center Foundation Board; Terry Ingram, Monmouth Medical Center Foundation co-vice chair; and Michael Arvanitis, M.D., Mary Anne Nagy and Peter Carton of the Monmouth Medical Center operational board.

MMC Staff:
From left: Bill Arnold, Chief Operating Officer, Monmouth Medical Center; Tara Kelly, Vice President of the Monmouth Medical Center Foundation; Frank J. Vozos, M.D., FACS, President and Chief Executive Officer, Monmouth Medical Center; and David Sharon, M.D., Medical Director of the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center.

Roselle with Dr. Hirko:
From left: Joseph and Anita Roselle with Mark Hirko, M.D., FACS, Chair of Surgery at Monmouth Medical Center; and Michael Arvanitis, M.D., Monmouth Medical Center operational board.

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