Comfort Project 360

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." Helen Keller

Mission Statement

To complement the outstanding care provided by Saint Barnabas Medical Center's Department of Radiation Oncology by enhancing the overall patient experience by creating a comforting, calming and supportive environment for patients and their loved ones to promote a positive mind, body and spirit connection during this trying time in their lives.


Since 1968, Saint Barnabas Medical Center has been a leader in Radiation Oncology care. Under the direction of Alison Grann, MD, a "Best Doctor in America" and "New York Magazine Top Doc" who trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, patients benefit from leading-edge technology; highly-trained, compassionate staff; and innovative support and education programs.

Saint Barnabas was the first hospital in New Jersey to offer TomoTherapy and soon, Cyberknife technology will be introduced. From Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy to Sterotactic Radiosurgery, Dr. Grann and her colleagues maintain one of the most highly-regarded cancer treatment programs in the area. Access to clinical trials, genetic counseling, and expert technologists, nurses, and social workers, ensure patients receive the very best care close to home.


Breast cancer has changed the lives of Hyla Weiss and Suzanne Unger in very different ways. Their unique-yet-similar experiences have led them to join forces to transform the patient experience at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. To complement the outstanding care provided by Saint Barnabas’ Department of Radiation Oncology, Comfort Project 360 was launched to help create the most supportive, comforting environment for patients and their loved ones. This will be accomplished by continually enhancing aesthetics, providing "simple comforts" like plush, comfortable patient robes, and by offering new wellness programs to uplift the mind and strengthen the body.

Each and every gift in support of Comfort Project 360 will enhance patient care and well-being. A multi-phase renovation is underway to enhance the healing environment for the more than 800 patients that receive radiation therapy each year at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Charitable support from donors like you will help transform key patient care areas throughout the Department of Radiation Oncology. Please join Hyla Weiss and Suzanne Unger by supporting their commitment to the very best experience for patients with cancer.

Gifts to Comfort Project 360 will support state-of-the-art renovations in these areas:

Entrance and Façade

  • For convenient, easy access to care

Patient Changing Rooms

  • To enhance patient privacy, dignity, and comfort

Treatment Rooms

  • To maximize comfort and create an environment that fosters healing

Public Corridors and Wayfinding

  • To improve access to the Department of Radiation Oncology for patients and families

Exam Rooms

  • To create a haven of comfort and calm to reduce patient anxiety

Nurses’ Station

  • Update the look and function of this “hub” of patient care activities

Please contact Saint Barnabas Medical Center Foundation at (973) 322-4330 for information about the projects listed here and to learn more about Comfort Project 360.

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