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Date Published: Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Date Updated: Monday, July 18, 2022

WMCHealth’s Gala 2022 Honors Community Champions & Presents Lifetime Achievement to Children’s Hospital Physician-in-Chief

Proceeds from the evening at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts to Support New Critical Care Tower at Westchester Medical Center

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VALHALLA, N.Y. (July 6, 2022) – Westchester Medical Center Health Network's (WMCHealth) 2022 Gala at the Caramoor Center for Music and Arts in Katonah June 4 saluted 10 local organizations for their support of the Network during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, WMCHealth recognized Michael Gewitz, MD, Executive Director, and William Russell McCurdy Physician-in-Chief of WMCHealth's Maria Fareri Children's Hospital for his decades-long accomplishments in pediatric cardiology and in children's healthcare in general.

Michael Israel, President and CEO WMCHealth; Leslie Lampert, Founder/Executive Chef Ladle of Love Bronxville & Mt Kisco; Judith M. Watson, CEO, Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center, Inc; Liz Neumark CEO & Founder Great Performances; Lisa Tan, Scarsdale Chinese Association; Peter Liu, Owner, O Mandarin Restaurant; Stan Freimuth , Chairman Tracer Imaging LLC; Tom Gabriel; CEO United Way of Westchester and Putnam; Jeanette Gisbert, Executive Director Volunteer New York!; Dr. DaMia Harris Madden, Executive Director, Westchester County Youth Bureau and Zubeen Shroff as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Westchester County Health Care Corporation (WCHCC).
Pictured are: L to R: Michael Israel, President and CEO WMCHealth; Leslie Lampert, Founder/Executive Chef Ladle of Love Bronxville & Mt Kisco; Judith M. Watson, CEO, Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center, Inc; Liz Neumark CEO & Founder Great Performances; Lisa Tan, Scarsdale Chinese Association; Peter Liu, Owner, O Mandarin Restaurant; Stan Freimuth , Chairman Tracer Imaging LLC; Tom Gabriel; CEO United Way of Westchester and Putnam; Jeanette Gisbert, Executive Director Volunteer New York!; Dr. DaMia Harris Madden, Executive Director, Westchester County Youth Bureau and Zubeen Shroff as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Westchester County Health Care Corporation (WCHCC).

Community Champions Honored
From developing protective face shields during the tense and uncertain early days of the pandemic, to recruiting and organizing volunteers for WMCHealth's New York State vaccination efforts, and supplying meals to WMCHealth workforce members, WMCHealth's Community Champions - Chesed 24/7, Great Performances, Ladle of Love, Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center, Inc., O Mandarin, Scarsdale Chinese Association, Tracer Imaging LLC, United Way of Westchester and Putnam, Volunteer New York!, and Westchester County Youth Bureau – were recognized as representatives of the hundreds of organizations that collaborated with WMCHealth during the pandemic.

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 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. The Network has Level I, Level II and Level III trauma centers, the region's only acute care children's hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State. Today, WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit WMCHealth.org.

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