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Autumn Ball Raises Over Three Million Dollars

New York, NY -- On Monday, November 1, 2010, Lenox Hill Hospital (LHH) held its annual Autumn Ball at the Waldorf=Astoria. The black tie gala drew a crowd of more than 900 and celebrated its newly formed partnership as the Manhattan flagship hospital for the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System.  Fall foliage and oversized orchids enhanced the Autumn-inspired space while The Stringers provided music that kept the dance floor crowded all night long.

For over a century, the Autumn Ball has been one of the most glamorous evenings in New York City’s fall social season and is also the largest fundraising event for the hospital. William O. Hiltz, Chairman of the Lenox Hill Hospital Executive Committee, announced, “Tonight, we have raised more than $3,000,000 thanks to your generosity in making this evening a resounding success.”  Mr. Hiltz thanked Gladys George, who is retiring after 20 years as President and CEO of LHH, for her passion and dedication to the hospital. The guests gave her an enthusiastic standing ovation.

Richard Goldstein, Chairman of the NS-LIJ Health System Board of Trustees, credited LHH’s 153-year history to its dedicated doctors and caregivers, and its focus on providing high-quality care to the surrounding community.

Michael Dowling, President and CEO of the NS-LIJ Health System, highlighted how the partnership will benefit both the Health System and Lenox Hill Hospital with shared goals of enhancing the quality of care.  Mr. Dowling thanked the LHH staff for its support and collaboration before going on to announce that the North Shore-LIJ Health System, in conjunction with Hofstra University, will open the first medical school in New York State in 35 years.

The NS-LIJ Health System, the largest integrated healthcare provider in New York State, was recently recognized with the National Quality Forum's prestigious 2010 Quality Healthcare Award.

Guests include: Event Co-chairs Ellen and Daniel M. Crown, Candice and Richard Goldstein, Judith and William O. Hiltz, Phyllis and William Mack, and Roy J. Zuckerberg.  Additional notable guests include: Erika and Peter A. Aron, Phyllis and George Asch, Jean and Ralph M. Baruch, Susan and Mark Claster, Clo and Charles Cohen, Governor Jon Corzine and Sharon Elghanayan, Deborah and Philippe P. Dauman, Kathy and Michael Dowling, Nancy and Robert N. Downey, Bambi and Roger Felberbaum, Gladys George and Dr. Stuart Orsher, Victoria and Lloyd M. Goldman, Diane and Paul B. Guenther, Patricia and Edward Gutman, Marlene Hess and James Zirin, Jane and Michael Hoffman, Jeannie and George Irish, Iris and Saul B. Katz, Nancy and Jeffrey B. Lane, Kay and John T. McEnroe, Charles and Leigh Merinoff, Susan Merinoff, Ornella and Bob Morrow, Deborah Norville and Karl Wellner, Charlotte and Peter Schoenfeld, Mary and Ian Snow, Dr. Howard D. and Gayle Sobel, KT Sullivan and Stephen Downey, and Barbara and Donald Zucker.