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The Auxiliary of Lenox Hill Hospital raised over $90,000 at its annual benefit honoring healthcare workers at Northwell Health’s flagship Manhattan campuses. The virtual event was a salute to emergency medicine caregivers who serve on the frontlines every day.

The program, hosted by Tara Narula, MD, associate director of the Women’s Heart Program at Lenox Hill and CBS News senior medical correspondent, included video testimonials, speeches, and a lively discussion, not only on the exemplary, patient-centered care provided by emergency staff, but also on how medical facilities address the mental health burdens that arose during these unprecedented times.

“I commend he Auxiliary’s commitment to helping Northwell’s Manhattan facilities fulfill their mission of caring for the community and raising the standard of care to create a better future for all,” said Michael J. Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell Health. A highlight of the benefit was a surprise video message from actor Jocko Sims, who plays Dr. Floyd Reynolds on the hit television series ‘New Amsterdam,’ thanking the medical staff for their inspiration and hard work, especially during the pandemic.

Dr. Narula moderated a candid conversation amongst Yves Duroseau, MD, chair of emergency medicine at Lenox Hill, Elan Levy, MD, medical director of Northwell’s three Manhattan campuses and Bernard Robinson, EMT-P, director of operations for Northwell’s Center for Emergency Medical Services. The panel discussed the silver lining of collaboration that came from the pandemic, as well as how they assisted their teams in dealing with burnout.

During an address to attendees, Auxiliary Chair Susan Holiday spoke about the evening’s intent to shine a “spotlight on one of the critical aspects of compassionate care – the human touch.”

“I am privileged to see how the Auxiliary supports the life-changing and life-saving programs that are delivered across all of Northwell’s Manhattan facilities,” Mrs. Holiday said. “I get to experience first-hand how a state-of-the-art medical center – one of Americas 50 best hospitals – operates from the inside.”

Proceeds raised by the Auxiliary will continue to fund programs that further research and innovation, as well as enhance the relationship between the hospitals and their communities. Some of the endeavors funded by the Auxiliary in 2021 included:

  • Virtual internships for 14 high school students at two educational programs presented by Lenox Hill medical professionals;
  • The Women’s Shelter Primary Care Clinic at the Park Avenue Armory, which provides free primary care to the uninsured, undocumented and those who lost primary care due to the pandemic;
  • Employee Merit Scholarships, which provided financial support to 15 Lenox Hill employees as they pursued continuing education;
  • The Advancing Women in Science and Medicine Awards, which helped fund research by Biana Trost, MD, director of echocardiography at Lenox Hill, into the echocardiographic assessment of heart failure;
  • The Third Avenue Street Fair, which distributed 1,000 free bike helmets to children and adults in the community.

Founded in 1949, the Lenox Hill Hospital Auxiliary has supported Northwell Health’s Manhattan locations for more than 70 years. The Auxiliary has helped the hospital, its patients and staff and the community with various initiatives designed to improve patient care and employee satisfaction at all three of Northwell Health’s Manhattan campuses, which include Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, and Lenox Health Greenwich Village.

About Lenox Hill Hospital

Lenox Hill Hospital, a member of Northwell Health, is a 450-bed, fully accredited, acute care hospital located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side with a national reputation for outstanding patient care and innovative medical and surgical treatments. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Lenox Hill among the nation’s best for cardiology and heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; ear, nose and throat; geriatrics; gynecology; neurology and neurosurgery; and orthopedics. In addition, the hospital received “high performing” designations from U.S. News for its performance in cancer, gastroenterology and GI surgery, pulmonology and lung surgery, and urology. For more information, go to

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