United Hospital Fund Honors 28 Hospital Trustees for Leadership and Service

Release Date: 05.12.2014
Contact: rdeluna@uhfnyc.org
Contact Phone: 212-494-0733

Fund President Jim Tallon (right) and
Greg Braca, head of U.S. Corporate
and Specialty Banking at TD Bank,
which provided underwriting support,
congratulated the honorees.

The United Hospital Fund presented Distinguished Trustee Awards to 28 trustees from metropolitan area hospitals at a luncheon today at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The honorees are being recognized for their leadership and extraordinary service to not-for-profit and municipal hospitals in New York City, nearby New Jersey, Connecticut, and Long Island.

This is the 24th year the Fund has presented Distinguished Trustee Awards. The 28 honorees are all trustees from the Fund’s beneficiary hospitals, New York City’s municipal hospitals, other voluntary hospitals, and those participating in the United Hospital Fund/Greater New York Hospital Association’s quality improvement initiatives.

Among the award recipients are prominent leaders in business, health care, law, religion, academia, philanthropy, and city government. (See the list of honorees and the hospitals they serve, below.)

TD Bank (through its charitable giving arm, the TD Charitable Foundation) provided underwriter support for the 2014 Tribute to Hospital Trustees, reflecting its commitment to hospitals and health care in New York, community involvement as a corporate value, and customer focus.

Fund President Jim Tallon and luncheon co-chairmen Patricia S. Levinson and Steve Hochberg recognized the 28 Distinguished Trustees honored at the event, before a crowd of more than 600 colleagues, family, and friends.

The luncheon co-chairmen are themselves both hospital trustees and previous recipients of the Distinguished Trustee Award. A partner at Deerfield Management and the co-founder of Ascent Biomedical Ventures, Steve Hochberg is senior vice chairman of the Mount Sinai Health System. Patricia Levinson is also a trustee of The Mount Sinai Health System and serves as vice chairman of the United Hospital Fund’s board of directors.

The trustees were nominated by their respective institutions, which include community hospitals, academic medical centers, and public hospitals representing all five boroughs of New York City, as well as nearby communities in New Jersey, Connecticut, and Long Island.
“Commitment, values, and leadership are what we are celebrating today,” said Fund President Jim Tallon. “At a time of great change in our health care system, these volunteer leaders are dedicated to serving their communities’ needs, bringing informed insights from their own professions, and ensuring that hospitals continue to innovate and deliver the highest quality of care. We at the United Hospital Fund feel privileged to have this opportunity to recognize the exemplary efforts of some of our region’s outstanding voluntary leaders.”

The United Hospital Fund is a health services research and philanthropic organization whose primary mission is to shape positive change in health care for the people of New York.

United Hospital Fund’s 2014 Distinguished Trustees

Lynda Anderson
Lutheran Medical Center

Mary K. Buckley
Calvary Hospital

Ruth Colp-Haber
St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children

John H. Cook, Jr.
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center

Ulises E. Diaz
Hackensack University Medical Center

Michael Fedele
Stamford Health System

Michael E. Feldman
North Shore-LIJ Health System

Martha Vietor Glass
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Frederick S. Harris    
The Brooklyn Hospital Center

Jeffrey A. Harris
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Thomas Hughes
St. Barnabas Hospital

Morton P. Hyman
Mount Sinai Health System

Z. Micah Kaplan, MD
Eastern Long Island Hospital

Monica Keany
Hospital for Special Surgery

David B. Keidan
Montefiore Medical Center

Louis Krawiecz
New York Community Hospital

Anna Kril
New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation

Joseph Liana
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center

Barbara A. Lowe, RN, MPH
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

R. Timothy Maran
Southampton Hospital

Pavlos L. Mavrides
New York Hospital Queens

Sister Rosemary Moynihan, SC
Trinitas Regional Medical Center

Frank Naccarato
Maimonides Medical Center

Steven Plotnick            
The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center

Michael Poretsky
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center

Ronald A. Purpora
Richmond University Medical Center

Robert D. Rosenthal
North Shore-LIJ Health System

Anthony Saleh, MD
New York Methodist Hospital




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