LUCY LIU SERVES
AS HONORARY CHAIR AT
NEWYORK-PRESBYTERIAN’S KOMANSKY CENTER FOR
CHILDREN’S HEALTH PLATES
FOR PEDIATRICS BENEFIT
The Event, a
Collaboration with Carolina Herrera, Raised $1.4 Million for
NEW YORK (January 23, 2017) – The
Komansky Center for Children’s Health at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill
Cornell Medical Center, along with Honorary Chair Lucy
Liu, raised more than $1.4 million at the seventh annual Plates
for Pediatrics benefit.
A collaboration with Carolina Herrera, the benefit drew 460
attendees to the Mandarin Oriental New York on January 19.
The benefit was co-hosted
Laura Forese, executive vice president and chief operating
officer of NewYork-Presbyterian and Dr. Gerald
Loughlin, pediatrician-in-chief at the Komansky
Center for Children’s Health at
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, along with
the Pediatric Support Committee and the Children’s Advisory
Council. The event raised funds for several children’s programs
Life Services, a program that alleviates children’s fears
surrounding the hospital experience by offering activities
geared to the social, emotional and educational needs of young
patients and their families; The
Pediatric Simulation Center, an invaluable teaching resource
in medical education that reduces medical errors, creates a
culture of patient safety and improves patient care and the care
of newborns; Clinical
Genetics Services, providing evaluation, diagnosis,
treatment and counseling of patients and families who have or
are at risk for genetic conditions; and Residency
Education, a three-year pediatric residency program designed
to provide a supportive and educationally rich environment
through which residents can develop into outstanding general
pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists.
Guests included Dr.
Herbert Pardes, executive
vice chair, Board of Trustees, NewYork-Presbyterian, Carolina
Hilton Rothschild, Patricia Lansing, Allison
Aston, Allison Wise, Brett Herman, Rebekah McCabe, Alexandra
Robertson and Ammara
Landess served as
the evening’s auctioneer.
About The Phyllis and David Komansky Center for
Children’s Health at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical
Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children’s Health at
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, which is
affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine, provides the best
available care in every area of pediatrics in a family-friendly
and technologically advanced setting. NewYork-Presbyterian is
the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area and is
consistently ranked among the best academic medical institutions
in the nation, according to U.S.
News & World Report. For more information, visit http://nyp.org/komansky/.