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UHF Honours 28 Hospital Trustees for Leadership and Service

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UHF Honouree Trustees Edwin Simpser, Nick Cannon, and UHF President Jim Tallon –       May 9, 2016 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel

On May 9, 2016 at the beautiful Waldorf-Astoria Hotel,NYC the United Hospital Fund (UHF) held a luncheon to honour 28 trustees from hospitals throughout the greater New York region with its Distinguished Trustee Award. This is the 26th year UHF has presented Distinguished Trustee Awards. The trustees were nominated by their respective institutions, which included community hospitals, academic medical centers and health systems, and public hospitals plus being recognized for their leadership and extraordinary service to hospitals in New York City’s five boroughs, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, and close-by Connecticut and New Jersey.

UHF President Jim Tallon, Event Co-Chairman Steven Hochberg, and UHF Chairman J. Barclay Collins II recognized the 28 Distinguished Trustees honoured at the event, before a crowd of more than 600 colleagues, family, and friends. Among the award recipients are prominent leaders in finance, law, business, real estate, advertising, health care, public service, religion, philanthropy, and entertainment.

Jim Tallon, UHF President expressed the vital importance of the trustees:

“As our health care system undergoes significant transformation, hospital trustees are playing a vital role, bringing a wealth of skills, knowledge, and other resources to bear.  For the hours and hours they serve, for the deep loyalty and caring they demonstrate towards their hospitals and communities, and for helping with a broad range of short- and long-term challenges, we at United Hospital Fund are privileged to have this opportunity to celebrate and thank these extraordinary voluntary leaders.”


The United Hospital Fund’s 2016 Distinguished Trustees

Jo Ivey Boufford, MD
NYC Health + Hospitals

Nick Cannon
St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children

Pamela G. Carlton
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Rev. Dr. John E. Carrington
New York Methodist Hospital

Katherine Anne Connors, PT, MPH 
Richmond University Medical Center

J. Fletcher Creamer, Jr.
Hackensack University Medical Center

Cynthia Foster Curry
Hospital for Special Surgery

Carole G. Donlin
Eastern Long Island Hospital

Joseph R. Ficalora

Doreen A. Garson
New York Community Hospital

Amy M. Hagedorn
Northwell Health

Artie Johnson
SBH Health System

Thomas S. Kachelriess
Trinitas Regional Medical Center

Philippa L. Karteron
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center

Michele Knapp
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center

Patricia S. Levinson (honored posthumously)
Mount Sinai Health System

James Madej
The Brooklyn Hospital Center

Andrew M. Merrill
Stamford Health

Milagros Baez O’Toole
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

Agnieszka Poslednik, Esq.
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center

Peter Rebenwurzel
Maimonides Medical Center

Michelle F. Rider, CPA, Esq.
St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital

The Honorable Felice K. Shea
Montefiore Health System

Lavinia Branca Snyder
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Michael Spiegel
The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center

Patricia Stewart
Southampton Hospital

Anne Alexis Coté Taylor
Calvary Hospital

Warren D. Zysman, LCSW-R, CASAC
NuHealth/Nassau University Medical Center



United Hospital Fund (UHF) is an independent, nonprofit organization working to build a more effective health care system for every New Yorker. Click here to learn more 



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