Mai­monides Hon­ors Vol­un­teers at An­nual Recog­ni­tion Cer­e­mony & Lun­cheon

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Mai­monides Med­i­cal Cen­ter re­cently hon­ored its vol­un­teers with a spe­cial Recog­ni­tion Cer­e­mony & Lun­cheon at Par­adise Manor. Over 400 guests cel­e­brated the con­tri­bu­tions of 1,911 vol­un­teers, who col­lec­tively gave a re­mark­able 257,000 hours of ser­vice to the Med­i­cal Cen­ter in 2016.

Wel­com­ing re­marks were given by Mai­monides Pres­i­dent & CEO Ken­neth D. Gibbs. “We’re in­spired by your self­less­ness and deeply in­debted to each one of you,” he said to the hun­dreds of vol­un­teers present. “You make our hos­pi­tal a bet­ter place for pa­tients and staff.”

Spe­cial guest speaker First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray, thanked vol­un­teers for mak­ing a dif­fer­ence at Mai­monides. “You have a pos­i­tive im­pact on fam­i­lies and pa­tients ev­ery day and it truly mat­ters,” she noted.

City Coun­cil­man David G. Green­field also gave re­marks and thanked Mai­monides vol­un­teers for their tire­less ef­forts. In ad­di­tion, the cel­e­bra­tion fea­tured a video pre­sen­ta­tion rec­og­niz­ing the work of vol­un­teers at Mai­monides. It showed them as­sist­ing with for­eign lan­guage in­ter­pre­ta­tion, ad­min­is­tra­tive tasks, sup­port­ive ser­vices and recre­ational ac­tiv­i­ties for pa­tients.

“The Recog­ni­tion Cer­e­mony was a tremen­dous suc­cess,” said Dou­glas Jablon, Se­nior VP for Pa­tient Re­la­tions. “We hon­ored Mrs. Shyfra Scharf, our vol­un­teer for over 40 years. Mrs. Scharf started the Pe­sha Elias Bikur Cholim D’Bobov or­ga­ni­za­tion, whose vol­un­teers have been vis­it­ing pa­tients in the hos­pi­tal and as­sist­ing in the Emer­gency Room for over three decades.”

“Mai­monides vol­un­teers range in age from 14 to 95, and come from all over the world,” ex­plained Alla Zats, Di­rec­tor of Vol­un­teer & Stu­dent Ser­vices. “They share their tal­ents with oth­ers in need, and help us pro­vide pa­tients with ‘the best care, right here.’”

(left to right) Dou­glas Jablon, Se­nior VP of Pa­tient Re­la­tions; All Zats, Di­rec­tor of Vol­un­teer & Stu­dent Ser­vices; First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray; Pres­i­dent & CEO Ken­neth D. Gibbs; and Ex­ec­u­tive VP & COO Do­minick Stanzione pose for a photo at the Vol­un­teer Recog­ni­tion Lun­cheon & Cer­e­mony

Honoree Mrs. Shyfra Scharf (cen­ter) is seen with her fam­ily and friends, and rec­og­nized for her 40 years of ser­vice to Mai­monides Med­i­cal Cen­ter

Vol­un­teers and staffers from the Mai­monides Asian Outreach Depart­ment en­joy the cel­e­bra­tion

Pres­i­dent & CEO Ken­neth D. Gibbs (left) presents guest speaker First Lady of NYC Chirlane McCray with a com­mem­o­ra­tive gift on be­half of vol­un­teers

Staffers cel­e­brate the tire­less ef­forts of Mai­monides vol­un­teers, and thank them for mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in the lives of pa­tients and fam­i­lies.

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