This year, the Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine is benefiting from donations provided by Friends of Strong, a volunteer organization that supports Strong Memorial Hospital through fundraising.
In 2015, FOS allocated a total of $110,004 to Pathology. These funds were used to purchase lab equipment including a triple headed microscope, four centrifuges, a spectrophotometer, a tissue cassette printer and gel photography system.
"The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is both thankful and gratified at the generous contributions from the Friends of Strong," said Dr. Bruce Smoller, department chair. "So often, a supporting department such as ours, and its needs fall beneath the radar screens of well-meaning organizations and individuals and we are genuinely delighted that the Friends of Strong recognize the manifold important functions of our department."
Friends of Strong is supported by proceeds from Friends of Gift Shop, Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters, the Specialty Shop, and Baby Prints Photography at Strong Memorial Hospital.
In photo: Friends of Strong Council President and volunteer, Rose Faucette (left), Pathology Department Chair Dr. Bruce Smoller, Friends of Strong Director Sandy Arbasak, and Pathology Vice Chair for Administration David Strong.