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Lenox Hill Hospital Receives Robin Hood Foundation Grant For The Center for Attention and Learning Disorders

February 16, 2011

For the second consecutive year, Lenox Hill Hospital has been awarded a leadership grant from the Robin Hood Foundation for PROMISE, The Center for Attention and Learning Disorders (CALD). The grant allows CALD to provide services for educational organizations funded by the Robin Hood Foundation throughout the New York metropolitan area.

CALD, part of the Hospital’s Outpatient Center for Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry, administers comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations to low-income New York City school children with attention deficits and learning disabilities.  For a low-income child with a learning disability, the appropriate educational experience is one of the greatest tools available in breaking the cycle of poverty.

CALD Executive Director Jamie Kay, PhD, defines the partnership with the Robin Hood Foundation as an outstanding opportunity to help more children in need. “This grant makes it possible to fund two post-doctoral fellows who will administer comprehensive assessments to children throughout New York City, “she explained.   “Our partnership will enable our clinical team to provide services within the Robin Hood Foundation’s established network of educational programs.  This collaborative model will offer much needed services to children in need. We are extremely proud to count ourselves among the grant recipients the Robin Hood Foundation selectively supports.”

Lenox Hill Hospital is committed to expanding community outreach for the underserved.  The Hospital will continue to seek additional funding from our donor community to meet this need.