Over $675,000 Raised for NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and the Sloane Hospital for Women in addition to a $5 Million Gift Received for new Infant Cardiac Unit

Nov 4, 2016
New York - 

NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and the Sloane Hospital for Women, along with journalist and television host Meredith Vieira, held its annual Amazing Kids, Amazing Care Dinner on Wednesday, November 2, at the JW Marriott Essex House in Manhattan to celebrate the extraordinary care the Hospital provides for pediatric patients and their families. NewYork-Presbyterian Trustee and Hearst CEO Steven R. Swartz, and his wife Tina, served as Trustee Chairs of the evening’s event which raised over $675,000 in support of both NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and the Sloane Hospital for Women, which provides care for women and children.

Vieira, who acted as the event’s celebrity emcee, and Dr. Steven J. Corwin, President and Chief Executive Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian were joined by 320 guests. Previously known as the “Birthday Bash,” this is the 4th year NewYork-Presbyterian has celebrated the world-class and compassionate care it provides for families and children. This year, the Sloane Hospital for Women and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital were celebrated at the event for their collaboration in caring for high–risk expectant mothers and critically ill newborns.

During the event, a $5,000,000 gift was announced from the grandchildren of Vivian and the late Seymour Milstein to name the new Infant Cardiac Unit at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. Toby Milstein spoke at the dinner representing the grandchildren, and remarked “we came together to continue our family’s legacy of supporting the Hospital. Heart health is very important to our family and for the next generation of the Milstein Family to be able to help the next generation of patients is heartwarming.” Their gift will help create a new 17-bed infant cardiac unit to care for the youngest and most vulnerable patients. The Infant Cardiac Unit is set to open in June of 2017.

A leader in research and patient care since it was established as the Babies Hospital in 1887, NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital opened in 2003 as an innovative facility with critical and neonatal intensive care facilities, providing the highest quality care for pediatric patients from around the region. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is ranked in 10 pediatric specialties in the 2015-16 U.S. News & World Report “Best Children's Hospitals” survey — more than any other children’s hospital in the New York metropolitan area.

When it opened in 1887, the Sloane Hospital for Women was the first hospital in New York solely devoted to women’s healthcare. Its innovative treatments linked obstetrics to gynecology, and it quickly developed a reputation for exceptional patient care and low mortality rates. Now a part of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, The Sloane Hospital for Women brings together a vast spectrum of specialists, resources and programs uniquely designed to meet the health needs of women throughout their lives.

About NewYork-Presbyterian and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, located in New York City, offers the best available care in every area of pediatrics — including the most complex neonatal and critical care, and all areas of pediatric subspecialties — in a family-friendly and technologically advanced setting. Building a reputation for more than a century as one of the nation’s premier children’s hospitals, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital is affiliated with the Department of Pediatrics at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and is Manhattan’s only hospital dedicated solely to the care of children and one of the largest providers of children’s health services in the tri-state area with a long-standing commitment to its community. It is also a major international referral center, meeting the special needs of children from infancy through adolescence worldwide.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital also comprises NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division, NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital. The hospital is also closely affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. NewYork-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area, according to U.S. News & World Report, and consistently named to the magazine’s Honor Roll of best hospitals in the nation. For more information, visit www.nyp.org.

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