North Shore-LIJ Remembers Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The North Shore-LIJ Health System celebrates Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemorating the influence that he had and continues to have in our world. As a tribute to the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the North Shore-LIJ Health System hosted its 43rd Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Program on January 18, 2013.
In celebration of Dr. King’s teachings, North Shore-LIj Health System hosted a video contest focused on the interpretation of diversity and inclusion. Please enjoy this year’s award-winning video, “Smiling in the Same Language”, by Julia Tricolla, age 15, daughter of Michele Tricolla, Medical Secretary at North Shore University Hospital.
NYC Aids Memorial Sponsor
The New York City AIDS Memorial project was launched in 2001 to recognize and preserve the history of the AIDS crisis through the creation of a memorial to honor New York City's 100,000+ men, women and children who have died from AIDS, and to commemorate and celebrate the efforts of the caregivers and activists who responded heroically to the crisis. Their efforts evolved into the New York City AIDS Memorial organization will honor the 100,000+ New Yorkers who have died from AIDS, celebrate the caregivers and activists who fought against it, and educate current and future generations about the history of the AIDS crisis and the ongoing struggle to defeat the disease.
Lenox Hill Hospital has made a $100,000 donation to the Memorial. Lenox Hill will soon operate a new 24-hour emergency care center and neighborhood medical facility in the O’Toole Building, which sits immediately adjacent to the new park and memorial in Greenwich Village.
John Gupta, Executive Director of Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat of Lenox Hill Hospital, said, “As we bring vital health care services to this storied neighborhood, we honor the unique importance of this site to the history of the AIDS crisis and to the many caregivers who came before us to serve the needs and health of this community. We’re extremely pleased to contribute $100,000 to the Memorial. Having been recently recognized as a ‘Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality’ by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, we look forward to working with the New York City AIDS Memorial organization to continue to develop educational programming to renew the fight against HIV/AIDS.”
The memorial will feature an 18-foot steel canopy as the dramatic gateway to the new park, as well as a central granite fountain, benches and a paving surface carved with educational and commemorative text. The text will be curated by a team of historians, artists, community members and activists led by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Tony Kushner.To learn more about the memorial, visit http://nycaidsmemorial.org.
New York City Pridefest 2013
Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital conducted community health education and screenings at NYC Pridefest, provide free HIV testing and counseling, are working closely with the North Shore-LIJ Health System’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion on launching an LGBT employee group, and regularly conduct LGBT cultural competency training for medical residents and interns.