This modern facility would not have been possible without the generosity and vision of Steven and Alexandra Cohen, who have enjoyed a 17-year-relationship with the North Shore-LIJ Health System. Prior to the $50 million gift that led to the renaming of the Children's Hospital in March 2010, the Cohen Foundation donated $7 million to North Shore-LIJ to build a new ambulatory pediatric chemotherapy unit at the children's hospital and to establish an endowment called the Philip Lanzkowsky, MD, Professorship in Pediatrics. Dr. Lanzkowsky, the long-time executive director of the hospital, was one of more than 200 supporters to attend the dedication of the new facility.
The opening of this new facility marks a crowning achievement in the history of the hospital, which celebrates its 30 th anniversary of service to the community since its official opening in 1983.
SOURCE North Shore-LIJ Health System