Recognizing Extraordinary Volunteers

Nine volunteers from the Mount Sinai Health System were among 91 individuals who were honored at the United Hospital Fund’s 21st Annual Auxilian and Volunteer Achievement Awards ceremony held at the Waldorf-Astoria on Friday, March 14. The event recognized outstanding volunteers in not-for-profit and city-run hospitals in the New York metropolitan area.

Among those recognized was Mrs. Maxine Rosenberg, who has volunteered at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn for seven years, greeting patient families, directing them to patient rooms, and helping them with transportation services.

Mrs. Rosenberg began volunteering after having sustained a serious spinal injury as a result of a fall in her home, a condition that still causes considerable pain and requires her to use a walker. She has served nearly 2,000 hours. “Volunteers like Mrs. Rosenberg are valuable assets to our hospital,” says Lin H. Mo, President, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn. “She and other volunteers help support the entire hospital staff’s efforts to provide the highest quality of patient care and to assist in making visitors welcome.”

Also honored were these extraordinary volunteers from:

Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Mrs. Serena and Mr. Dick LaVine, a husband-and-wife team with the Homebound Outreach Project for the Elderly;

The Mount Sinai Hospital

Ms. Mary Rossabi and Ms. Deborah T. Winfield with the Music for Healing program;Jephtha Tausig, PhD, as past president and member of the Auxiliary Board;

Mount Sinai Queens

Ms. Winifred Burke, for volunteering in Pastoral Care;

Mount Sinai Roosevelt

Ms. Gail Friedman, for her work in the Infection Control Department;

Mount Sinai St. Luke’s

Ms. Frances Neal, for volunteering in Pre-Admission Testing.

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