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$30 million new gift from Andrea and Anthony Melchiorre to help launch a new cancer center
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$30 million new gift from Andrea and Anthony Melchiorre to help launch a new cancer center

A hospital in Livingston, New Jersey recently received a whopping $30 million donation to help launch a new “cancer center” and fight the deadly disease.

According to Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, the gift from Andrea and Anthony Melchiorre will support the new multidisciplinary standalone cancer center now under construction on the hospital campus in Livingston.

The facility will be known as the “Melchiorre Cancer Center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center.” The $225 million, five-story cancer center – which will encompass 137,000-square feet – is expected to open in 2025, hospital administrators said.

When the center opens, it will serve as the northern hub for RWJBarnabas Health’s oncology services. Patients will have access to a full array of medical, surgical, and radiation oncology services under one roof.

“Like countless families, we have been personally touched by cancer,” Andrea and Anthony Melchiorre said in a statement.

 “We know that this new cancer center, which will bring together the region’s top oncologists with best-in-class services in one dedicated setting, will bring renewed hope to people in New Jersey and throughout the region,” the Melchiorres said.

Hospital administrators said that the Melchiorre family has been “extremely generous” to Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center over the past 12 years, and has supported several critical programs, including the Cooperman Family Pavilion, Radiation Oncology and the Emergency Department.

The family’s most recent commitment brings their total giving to the hospital to nearly $50 million.

“We are incredibly grateful to the Melchiorre family for this profoundly generous gift, as well as for their unwavering service to CBMC and RWJ Barnabas Health,” president and CEO Mark Manigan said.

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