Albany Medical Center honored Matilda Raffa Cuomo, mother of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and wife of former New York State Governor Mario Cuomo, by dedicating its Mother’s Nursing Lounge in its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the new Patient Pavilion in her honor at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4.

Throughout her career in public service, Mrs. Cuomo has been an advocate for pre-natal care, breastfeeding and children’s nutrition. Albany Med’s new Patient Pavilion, which opened this summer, includes the region’s only New York State-designated Level 4 NICU, featuring 46 single and 5 double-occupancy rooms with the most advanced Giraffe environment technology to care for the region’s tiniest and most critical newborns.