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Stony Brook hospital gets $500G gift

The Stony Brook University Hospital Auxiliary has donated $250,000 to Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital — a gift that will be matched by an anonymous donor for a total of $500,000, hospital officials said.

The hospital announced the auxiliary’s gift earlier this month. The auxiliary, which has supported the hospital for more than 25 years, made the gift “to benefit some of the youngest among us,” said Caroline Gassner Levine, a past president of the auxiliary, in a statement.

The gift will “contribute greatly to the remarkable capabilities and expertise of Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital in caring for the many children who need a supportive and comforting environment,” Levine’s statement said.

The children’s hospital was established in 2010 and is Suffolk County’s only children’s hospital. It is part of Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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