United Hospital Fund’s Gala is one of New York’s premier health care events, held annually in October. 

The Gala is an annual tradition that for decades has brought together health care, business, and community leaders to support UHF’s work to build a more effective health care system, and to honor exceptional leaders for their contributions to hospitals and health care. 


The Health Care Leadership Award recognizes extraordinary personal leadership and longstanding contributions to improving the health of New Yorkers and New York’s health care system.

The Distinguished Community Service Award recognizes volunteer leadership of a specific initiative that significantly improves health care in New York.

The Special Tribute recognizes the achievements of individuals or organizations that have had a significant impact on health care in New York City and earned the respect and admiration of UHF and the broader health care community.

Watch recordings of the 2021 Gala or 2020 Gala, both held virtually (links go to youtube videos). See photos from the 2019 Gala, 2018 Gala, or 2017 Gala (links go to Google Photos pages).

Rise Up

UHF's 2020 Gala included a tribute to the New York health care workforce for their invaluable service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eight talented health care professionals lent their voices to this moving musical tribute.

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