The Burke Award is conferred upon an individual or group who has made significant contributions to the field of rehabilitation, either through personal achievements, the development of research or the establishment of programs and facilities to assist individuals with disabilities.
It recognizes strength and courage in overcoming the challenge of a disability or a significant contribution to the understanding of physical disability. It remains the highest honor bestowed by the Board of Trustees of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital.
The celebration of the 25th Burke Award Dinner was held on Thursday, September 23, 2021.
This is always a special evening as we celebrate our mission and honor those who best embody it. This year’s event was extra special as we saluted and honored our Burke Healthcare Heroes who have worked tirelessly treating survivors of COVID-19, as well as traditional rehabilitation patients.
Our staff are truly heroes for the passion, dedication and professionalism they demonstrate every day, especially in the face of this unprecedented challenge. Their efforts have never wavered, and they should be recognized and applauded.
There’s still time to make a donation in support of our Healthcare Heroes. Please click here or call the Development office at (914) 597-2847, and request to direct your gift to the Hero Fund.