2019 United Hospital Fund Gala

Date & Time
Oct 7, 2019
6:00PM - 9:30PM
Cipriani 42nd Street
110 East 42nd Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues

UHF's Gala, a benefit dinner, brings together health care, business, and community leaders to support our work to build a more effective health care system—and to honor exceptional individuals for their contributions to hospitals and health care in New York. 

See photos from the evening. Read the press release

2019 Honorees: 


Health Care Leadership Award

Steven R. Swartz

President and Chief Executive Officer, Hearst


For his leadership and Hearst's work to help raise the standard of excellence in health care through information and technology.


Distinguished Community Service Award

Lynne Holden, MD

Co-founder and President, Mentoring in Medicine, Inc.

For co-founding Mentoring in Medicine, Inc., to inspire and equip disadvantaged and low-income students to become health care professionals. 


Special Tribute

J. Barclay Collins II

Chairman Emeritus, United Hospital Fund


For his 35-year commitment to United Hospital Fund and leadership as UHF Chairman from 2006 until 2019.  


Special Tribute

Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN

Dean, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
President, American Academy of Nursing

For her work to advance nursing and health care through policy, education, and clinical excellence.