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Date Updated: Thursday, March 10, 2022

Community Donated $70,000 to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital During Westchester’s Winter Wonderland

Westchester Parks Foundation's donation will support the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy program.

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VALHALLA N.Y. (March 10, 2022) – Representatives from the Westchester Parks Foundation came to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), to present proceeds from a community fundraiser at Westchester’s 2021 Winter Wonderland holiday event. A total of $70,000 was raised and will support the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy program at the hospital.

Westchester Parks Foundation (WPF); Christine LaPorta, Deputy Executive Director WPF; Jane Solnick, Vice Chair WPF; Seth Mandelbaum, Chair WPF; Michael Israel, President and CEO, WMCHealth; Nicole Lucas, RN, Vice President, Patient Care Services, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital
Westchester Parks Foundation (WPF); Christine LaPorta, Deputy Executive Director WPF; Jane Solnick, Vice Chair WPF; Seth Mandelbaum, Chair WPF; Michael Israel, President and CEO, WMCHealth; Nicole Lucas, RN, Vice President, Patient Care Services, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

Seth Mandelbaum, Chair of the Westchester Parks Foundation stated: “We are pleased so many of those who purchased tickets to this past year’s Westchester Parks Foundation’s Winter Wonderland went the extra mile to make a separate donation to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.” 

Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital’s advanced pediatric services includes heart care, such as fetal cardiology, electrophysiology and cardiac surgery; neurology, neurosurgery and other pediatric neurosciences; hematology and oncology care; organ transplantation (liver, kidney); critical care; emergency care; general surgery and many other pediatric subspecialties. Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital is also home to the area’s only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Level I pediatric trauma and burn care programs and Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. For more information visit MariaFareriChildrens.org or to support our pediatric programs and services, visit WMCHealthgiving.org.

About Westchester Medical Center Health Network

The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with 10 hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 13,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. The Network has Level 1, Level 2, and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, Comprehensive and Primary Stroke Centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, home-care services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State. Today, WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated health care in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit WMCHealth.org or follow WMCHealth on Facebook.com/WMCHealth or Instagram.com/WMCHealth.

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