NewYork-Presbyterian Gala Benefit Raises $4.7 Million To Support Spine Services

May 18, 2016

New York

NewYork-Presbyterian’s annual Gala benefit dinner raised $4.7 million to support NewYork-Presbyterian’s premier spine services. The event on April 14 drew 1,200 attendees to the Grand Ballroom at the Waldorf Astoria, New York.

The benefit celebrated all that NewYork-Presbyterian physicians, nurses and clinical researchers are doing to provide the very best in spine care.

In addition to dinner and cocktails, guests enjoyed a special performance by The Doobie Brothers

The Gala was hosted by Dr. Steven J. Corwin, President and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian.

The Gala Co-Chairs were Jane and Daniel S. Och and Fern and Lenard B. Tessler.

In attendance were Dr. Laura Forese, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian; and Dr. Herbert Pardes, Executive Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital; John J. Mack, Vice Chair, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital; Iris Cantor, Arthur Hedge, Jr.; David H. Koch, Alfred F. Kelly, Jr.; Shelly Lazarus; Philip Milstein; Sharmin Mossavar-Rahmani; Sarah Nash; Arthur Samberg; Seymour Sternberg; Lenard Tessler; Michael Tusiani and Leonard Wilf. 


NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the nation’s most comprehensive healthcare delivery networks, focused on providing innovative and compassionate care to patients in the New York metropolitan area and throughout the globe. In collaboration with two renowned medical school partners, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, NewYork-Presbyterian is consistently recognized as a leader in medical education, groundbreaking research and clinical innovation.

NewYork-Presbyterian has four major divisions: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is ranked #1 in the New York metropolitan area by U.S. News and World Report and repeatedly named to the magazine’s Honor Roll of best hospitals in the nation; NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network is comprised of leading hospitals in and around New York and delivers high-quality care to patients throughout the region; NewYork-Presbyterian Physician Services connects medical experts with patients in their communities; and NewYork-Presbyterian Community and Population Health features the hospital’s ambulatory care network sites and operations, community care initiatives and healthcare quality programs, including NewYork Quality Care, established by NewYork-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell and Columbia.

NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the largest healthcare providers in the U.S. Each year, nearly 29,000 NewYork-Presbyterian professionals deliver exceptional care to more than 2 million patients.

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