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NYU Winthrop Hospital Announces Honorees for 2017 Gala
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September 18, 2017
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Garden City residents, Robert B. Catell, Member of NYU Winthrop's Board of Regents, Anthony Vintzileos, MD, Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology, to be Honored


Mineola, NY – John F. Collins, President and CEO of NYU Winthrop Hospital, is pleased to announce the honorees for the Hospital's 26th Anniversary Gala, "New Frontiers," taking place on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at RXR Plaza in Uniondale. Garden City residents, Robert B. Catell, Member of NYU Winthrop's Board of Regents, and Anthony Vintzileos, MD, Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Winthrop, will each receive the Hospital's highest honorary award in recognition of their years of service and contributions to NYU Winthrop and its patients.

"This special evening allows us to honor two esteemed individuals whose contributions to NYU Winthrop have been instrumental in furthering our success as a nationally recognized healthcare organization," said Mr. Collins. "Their commitment to excellence, in service to the community and dedication to patient care, has contributed significantly to our Hospital's notoriety and stature."

Robert B. Catell, Member of NYU Winthrop's Board of RegentsRobert B. Catell, Member of NYU Winthrop's Board of Regents

Mr. Catell joined the Hospital's Board of Regents (a dedicated group of ambassadors for the Hospital) in 2009 and is an influential member of NYU Winthrop's Development Steering Committee. His career in the regional community spanned nearly 60 years: he is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KeySpan Corporation and KeySpan Energy Delivery, previously known as Brooklyn Union Gas, where his career began in 1958. Following National Grid's acquisition of the KeySpan Corporation, Mr. Catell became Chairman of National Grid, U.S., and Deputy Chairman of National Grid. He is currently Chairman of the Board of the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center at Stony Brook University and the New York State Smart Grid Consortium.

Anthony Vintzileos, MD, Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU WinthropAnthony Vintzileos, MD, Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Winthrop

Dr. Anthony Vintzileos joined the NYU Winthrop staff in 2007 as Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Since that time, the Department has flourished under his leadership with notable achievements such as becoming the first and only fetal surgery program, as well as the first "Baby Friendly" hospital, on Long Island. The Hospital's Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology has also become the regional leader in state-of-the-art preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for women of all ages on Long Island.

A leader in his field, Dr. Vintzileos' published research has been introduced into standard obstetrical practices today. A groundbreaking educator and researcher renowned by his peers, Dr. Vintzileos is a dedicated and compassionate physician who demonstrates the highest commitment to his patients and the medical community. A devoted mentor and teacher to many, Dr. Vintzileos also currently serves as a Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine at Stony Brook University's School of Medicine.

"It is our honor to celebrate both of these individuals for their vast achievements and contributions to our Hospital," added Mr. Collins.

This year's Gala will raise pivotal support for NYU Winthrop's Emergency Department expansion and renovation project. Guests of this year’s Gala will enjoy lively music, fine dining and cocktails, and special entertainment.

Tickets, sponsorships and journal opportunities are selling out fast. For more information about NYU Winthrop Hospital's Gala, visit www.winthrop.org/events or contact Shari Prinstein in the Office of Development at 516-663-8275; or e-mail: sprinstein@nyuwinthrop.org.