It hardly seems possible, but 2018 is already drawing to a close. In just 12 months, the Burke family accomplished so much. Before we turn the calendar to 2019, let’s take a look back at some of the bigger moments that made this year so memorable.
- Though she quickly became a familiar face, Oh-Park joined the Burke family this past April. Since her arrival, Dr. Oh-Park has been a motivating force, bringing fresh ideas and suggestions to improve every department in the hospital. It’s no wonder she was named a Notable Woman in Healthcare by Crain’s New York Business in August.
- Oh-Park wasn’t the only person at Burke to receive well-earned recognition this year. Pasquale Fonzetti, MD, PhD, was recognized for his work in Alzheimer’s research by the Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter in April. In May, Burke’s President and CEO, Jeffrey Menkes was honored at the seventh annual Community Service Awards by United Hebrew of New Rochelle.
- May proved to be a landmark month for Burke as the hospital unveiled the Marsal Caregiver Center, the first caregiver support center at a rehabilitation hospital in the country. The center has become a valuable resource to the loved ones who care for Burke’s patients. More than half a year in the books, the center continues to draw national media attention.
- May also saw a change in leadership at Burke as White Plains native John R. McCarthy was named the new Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He replaced Donald E. Foley, stepped down from the position after nine years. Mary Ann Morris and Marlene Alva all retired from Burke’s Board of Trustees in May. Richard Ahearn, Matthew Bartels, MD and Steven Kessler were elected as new Trustees.
- Oh-Park wasn’t the only new face to join Burke’s medical team. In September, Dr. Michael Paidal became Burke’s new Director of Internal Medicine. Just one month later, Dr. Marwa Mekki, Dr. Benjamin Seidel and Dr. Adeepa Singh also joined the staff. Dr. Jamie Twaite became the newest doctor to join the Burke family in December.
Yet for everything that was new in 2018, a lot remained the same. The Burke Award in June was the most successful yet. Burke’s annual events like the Heels & Wheels 5k in May and the Wheelchair Games in September remain a staple in the community while fostering the spirit of friendly competition and inclusion.
2018 was a great year at Burke. We’re glad you could be a part of it and look forward to an even better 2019.