Cohen Children’s diagnostic center is out of this world

Children’s Medical Fund Center for Diagnostic Studies The Children’s Medical Fund Center for Diagnostic Studies — located at Cohen Children’s Medical Center — offers a unique and wondrous experience instead of an anxiety-ridden event for young patients in need of an MRI.

The diagnostic suite’s design allows kids to imagine they are in a spaceship with portholes looking out into space. What sounds like a ride at a theme park is actually highly sophisticated diagnostic technology. Two advanced 3D magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines specifically dedicated to children include special goggles so children can watch movies during the examination.

Grand opening of the Children’s Medical Fund Center for Diagnostic Studies.The NASA-themed Center became a reality thanks to a $10 million commitment from the Children’s Medical Fund of New York (CMF) and will impact more than 4,500 children each year. Providing our youngest patients with the highest quality care in a kid-friendly environment is the hallmark of Cohen Children’s. “Each project is imagined through the mind of a child, with easing their experience as our top priority,” said Rafael Mejia, Northwell Health project architect.

“We are very proud to have funded the Children’s Medical Fund Center for Diagnostic Studies at Cohen Children’s Medical Center,” said David Blumenfeld, CMF’s chairman. “We knew that the CMF Center would be tremendously important to patients and families, and we could not be more pleased to help Cohen Children’s offer state-of-the-art diagnostic services.”

CMF’s transformational gift is the latest of many from a longstanding partnership between Northwell Health and the Children’s Medical Fund, a stalwart supporter of pediatric care at Northwell Health for 50 years. ”


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