- Winthrop-University Hospital Hosts 31st Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
- December 2, 2016
Mineola, NY – Friends and neighbors of Winthrop-University Hospital, local officials, Hospital administration and staff gathered on November 30, 2016 to usher in the holiday season at Winthrop’s 31st Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Attendees enjoyed a terrific musical performance by the Mineola High School Concert Singers, who have become part of the Hospital’s great holiday tradition under the direction of Meg Messina. Also part of the evening’s festivities were remarks by John F. Collins, Winthrop’s President and CEO, and Charles M. Strain, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Winthrop. Common sentiments that were shared included feelings of gratitude this holiday season for the simple things in life and appreciation for all those who turn to Winthrop for their vast medical needs.
Following the ceremony, guests had the opportunity to enjoy an array of refreshments in the Hospital’s Main Lobby as the Mineola High School Concert Signers continued to spread holiday cheer by singing in various areas of the Hospital for patients, visitors and staff to enjoy.
Pictured at Winthrop’s 31st Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony were (l. – r.) Mineola Village Trustee Paul Cusato; Winthrop Board Member Ed Travaglianti; Winthrop Board Member Shepard Poole; Mineola Mayor Scott Strauss; Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer; Charles M. Strain, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Winthrop; Winthrop Board Member Maureen Clancy; John F. Collins, President and CEO of Winthrop; New York State Senator Jack Martins; Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth; Town of North Hempstead Councilman Peter Zuckerman; New York State Assemblyman-elect Tony Durso;
New York State Senator-Elect Elaine Phillips; New York State Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel; and Mineola Deputy Mayor Paul Pereira.
Members of Mineola High School’s Concert Singers, under the direction of Meg Messina, enhanced Winthrop’s 31st Annual Tree Lighting with their beautiful voices.
Patient Taylor Cummings helps John F. Collins, President and CEO of Winthrop, light the Christmas Tree.