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Healthcare Heroes to Be Honored at Upcoming 2021 Burke Award Virtual Event

Released September 22, 2021

White Plains, N.Y., September 13, 2021: Burke Rehabilitation Hospital announced it will honor its own Burke Healthcare Heroes at the 25th Burke Award to be held virtually on Thursday, September 23 at 7:00 p.m. Throughout the pandemic, the staff demonstrated exemplary compassion and professionalism in treating survivors of COVID-19 and traditional rehabilitation patients. Their selfless acts represent Burke’s commitment to caring as a leader in rehabilitative medicine. 


“We are grateful to all of our employees who put their own needs aside to treat survivors of COVID-19 and other rehabilitation patients,” said Burke President and CEO Jeffrey Menkes. “Every person in every department exemplified a steadfast devotion to others during uncertain times.” 


The Burke Award is the most prestigious honor given by Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and its board of trustees. John Berman, co-anchor of CNN’s New Day, will host this year’s Burke Award Ceremony. 


Tickets are available and include a special gift box. Guests will receive a link to join the celebration and Burke will also host a watch party for employees on the White Plains campus. During the event, attendees will hear stories of courage and care from employees as they adapted to the ever-changing needs while working through the pandemic.


To purchase a ticket or show your support, please follow this link: or contact the Development Office at (914) 597-2847 with questions. 


Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a not-for-profit acute rehabilitation hospital in White Plains, NY. Founded in 1915 through an endowment from philanthropist John Masterson Burke, it is the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to adult rehabilitation medicine. Burke is a member of the Montefiore Health System, Inc. The hospital offers both inpatient and outpatient programs for those who have experienced a disabling illness, traumatic injury, or surgery. For additional information, please visit



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