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Board of Directors Winter Gala 2018 - Press Release
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 12:45

Winter Gala Honoring Three Outstanding Westchester Leaders.

Mount Vernon, NY – (January 30, 2018) The Board of Directors of the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center Network (MVNHC) a leading provider of community healthcare for over forty-four years, is pleased to announce that the Annual Winter Gala will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at the Glen Island Harbour Club, Glen Island Park in New Rochelle, New York.

This year’s honorees are: The Honorable Barbara G. Zambelli, Judge, Westchester County Court, and Acting Justice of the Supreme Court (Retired). Judge Zambelli will receive the Achievement Award. Leonard Polonsky, Chief Executive Officer, MedStock will receive the Community Service Award and Edward Amelemah, MD, FACOG, Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology for the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center Network will be recognized with the Leadership Award. Master of Ceremonies for this year’s event will be Mr. Richard Giacovas, News Reporter for News12 Westchester.

“For over four decades the Health Center Network has been committed to ensuring that residents of our community have access to affordable quality healthcare,” says Ms. Myrna Merchant, Board Member of MVNHC and Gala Committee Chairperson. “The honorees exemplify dedication and commitment to making lives better for the people of Westchester County.”

Honorary Co-Chairs are Andrew D. Racine, MD, PHD, and Mark P. Weingarten, Esq. Dr. Racine is Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Montefiore Medical Center, and Executive Director, Montefiore Medical Group. Mr. Weingarten is a Partner of DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP.

Presenting Sponsor for the Gala is MedStock and Benefactor Sponsors include Montefiore Medical Group and DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP.
The evening’s festivities begin with cocktails at 6 pm followed by program, dinner and dancing at 7 pm. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, how to purchase tickets to attend the Winter Gala or to place a journal ad, please call (914) 882-2156 by February 16, 2018.

About: The Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center Network
The MVNHC Network consists of three federally qualified Joint Commission accredited community health centers located in Mount Vernon, Southwest Yonkers and Greenburgh/White Plains. Health Care services are also provided at two homeless shelters in Westchester and two school-based Health Centers in Mount Vernon. The Center was one of the first community health centers to receive accreditation with commendation by the Joint Commission. The Center is accredited as a primary Care Medical Home. The Health Center was established in 1973 and provides comprehensive, patient-centered health care services to approximately 84,000 registered patients annually and 250,000 annual encounters. The ethnically diverse staff of 350, is committed to meeting the community’s medical and dental needs through the provision of comprehensive, quality and affordable health care.