United Hospital Fund Honors 28 Trustees from New York Area Hospitals
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, generosity, and extraordinary service to not-for-profit and municipal hospitals in New York City, nearby New Jersey, and Long Island communities.
This is the 22nd year the Fund has presented Distinguished Trustee Awards. The 28 honorees are all trustees from the Fund’s beneficiary not-for-profit hospitals, New York’s municipal hospital system, and hospitals participating in the United Hospital Fund/Greater New York Hospital Association quality improvement collaboratives.
Among the award recipients are prominent leaders in law, education, health care, religion, government, finance, and business. (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 2012 Tribute to Hospital Trustees, reflecting its commitment to hospitals and health care in New York, community involvement as a corporate value, and customer focus. Greg Braca, Regional President of TD Bank, joined United Hospital Fund President Jim Tallon and luncheon co-chairmen Patricia S. Levinson and Howard P. Milstein in recognizing the 28 Distinguished Trustees honored at the event.
The luncheon co-chairmen are themselves both longstanding board members of New York health care institutions. Mr. Milstein, in addition to being the chairman, president, and CEO of New York Private Bank & Trust and its operating bank, Emigrant Bank, is active in medical philanthropy. He has also served on the board of Weill Cornell Medical College for more than 20 years, he joined the Fund’s board in 2005, and he serves as chair of the New York Blood Center and American Skin Association. Ms. Levinson, a previous recipient of the Distinguished Trustee Award, is both a trustee of The Mount Sinai Hospital and an active and committed member of the Fund’s board since 1994, as well as its vice chairman since 2006.
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, Long Island, and nearby New Jersey.
“The commitment of these trustees to the hospitals they serve makes them a vital force in our rapidly changing health care system,” said Fund President Jim Tallon. “They provide unique perspective, combining 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.”
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
2012 Distinguished Trustees
Josephine Bolus, RN, MS CNP, APRN-BC
New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation
Valerie Bynoe-Kasden, Esq.
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
George Campbell, Jr., PhD
Montefiore Medical Center
Barrie M. Damson
Hospital for Special Surgery
Martha Bakos Dietz
Lutheran Medical Center
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
The Brooklyn Hospital Center
Michael A. Epstein, Esq.
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
Philip H. Geier, Jr.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Steven J. Golub
Charles Grannum, DMD
Interfaith Medical Center
St. Mary's Healthcare System
Edna Francis Hersinger, SC
Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Richard J. Hiegel, Esq.
William O. Hiltz
Lenox Hill Hospital
Lawrence R. Inserra, Jr.
Hackensack University Medical Center
The Reverend Father Darryl F. James
Episcopal Health Services, Inc.
Phyllis R.F. Lantos
New York Hospital Queens
Sandra Kawano Lee, RN
New York Downtown Hospital
Frederic S. Nathan, Esq.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center
Continuum Health Partners, Inc.
Charles K. O’Neill, Esq.
New York Methodist Hospital
Catherine M. Paulo, Esq.
Richmond University Medical Center
Maimonides Medical Center
Craig V. Rizzo, Esq.
NuHealth - Nassau University Medical Center
Peninsula Hospital Center
Barry A. Wintner, CFA
St. Barnabas Hospital
Margaret L. Wolff, Esq.