United Hospital Fund Honors 31 Health Care Trustees

New York, New York, May 1, 2017 - United Hospital Fund (UHF) presented Distinguished Trustee Awards to 31 trustees from New York metropolitan area hospitals and health care organizations at a luncheon today at Cipriani 42nd Street. The honorees were recognized for their extraordinary leadership and service to hospitals, nursing homes, and home care organizations throughout the five boroughs of New York City and neighboring Long Island, Westchester, and New Jersey.

This is the 27th year the Fund has presented Distinguished Trustee Awards. All of the trustees were nominated by their respective institutions, and all share the same goals as UHF—to ensure safe, effective, affordable care, and a financially sound health care system, serving the needs of diverse communities and populations throughout the New York metropolitan region. The honorees and the institutions they serve are listed below.

Luncheon co-chairs Cary Kravet and Mary Beth Tully with TD Bank's Emmet Conlon
Luncheon co-chairs Cary Kravet, trustee of Northwell Health, and Mary Beth Tully, trustee of NYU Winthrop Hospital, joined United Hospital Fund president James R. Tallon, Jr., in recognizing the 31 Distinguished Trustees honored at the lunch, which was attended by some 600 members and supporters of the health care community and the honorees' colleagues, friends, and family.

TD Bank provided underwriting support for the Tribute for the 12th consecutive year. This year the TD Charitable Foundation is targeting its support to UHF's Innovation Strategies Initiative, with a special focus on developing more effective primary care, particularly in low-income neighborhoods.

The luncheon co-chairmen are both board members of United Hospital Fund and have long been active in health care. Mr. Kravet is president and chief executive officer of Kravet Inc., a fifth-generation family business based in Bethpage, New York, that is a global leader in decorative home furnishings. He has been a trustee of Northwell since 2003, and chairs its Committee on Quality.

UHF President Jim Tallon
Ms. Tully, a trustee of NYU Winthrop since 2012, has worked in both the public and non-profit sectors, including 10 years at New York City Health + Hospitals. She is now involved in a number of volunteer initiatives.

“These Distinguished Trustees provide a unique perspective to their organizations during a challenging time for the health care system,” said UHF President Jim Tallon. “The trustees combine sensitivity to local needs, profound consideration of the patient experience, and a concern for quality and fiscal responsibility. We at the United Hospital Fund are pleased to have this opportunity to pay tribute to their exemplary efforts and contributions.”

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United Hospital Fund 2017 Distinguished Trustees
Vincent J. Calamia, MS, MD, FACP
NYC Health + Hospitals

Anthony Clemenza, Sr.

The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center

Michael M. DeLuca, MPA

Nassau University Medical Center

Rev. Amandus J. Derr


Anne Ehrenkranz

Hospital for Special Surgery

William Frazier

Northwell Health, Huntington Hospital

Mark Goldberg

St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children

Nancy Karch

Northwell Health, Northern Westchester Hospital

Barbara Kurshan Coleman

Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation

Walter Frank Ladick, Jr.

Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center

Chaim H. Leshkowitz

Maimonides Medical Center

Jeffrey S. Maurer

RiverSpring Health, featuring the Hebrew Home at Riverdale

Ronald B. Milch

MJHS Health System

Barbra Minch

Interfaith Medical Center

Leibish Nash

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center

Jill O'Donnell-Tormey, PhD

Richmond University Medical Center

Louise M. Parent

Calvary Hospital

Carl H. Pforzheimer III

Visiting Nurse Service of New York

Andrew Randak

The Brooklyn Hospital Center

Bruce C. Ratner

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Todd Reinglass

SBH Health System

Josh Rubenstein

New York Community Hospital

Stephen H. Shapoff

(honored posthumously)
Southampton Hospital

Thomas J. Sharkey, Sr.

Trinitas Regional Medical Center

Richard J. Sinni

Northwell Health, Phelps Hospital

Minto L. Soares

Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

Rosemarie J. Sorce

Hackensack Meridian Health, Hackensack University Medical Center

Mounzer Tchelebi, MD

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center

Steven L. Topal

MJHS Health System/Menorah Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care

Edward Travaglianti

NYU Winthrop Hospital

Ann Wyatt
Isabella Geriatric Center

May 1, 2017