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Friends of NYU Winthrop Hospital Gather for a Festive 32nd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
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December 5, 2017
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Mineola, NY — Friends and neighbors of NYU Winthrop Hospital, local officials, Hospital administration and staff gathered on November 30, 2017 to usher in the holiday season at NYU Winthrop’s 32nd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.

NYU Winthrop Hospital Annual Christmas Tree LightingPictured at NYU Winthrop Hospital's 32nd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony were (l-r) Assemblyman Anthony D'Urso; Assemblyman Edward Ra; NYU Winthrop Board member Richard A Newhouse, Jr. and his wife, Tracy; NYU Winthrop Board members John Lane and Maureen Clancy; Village of Mineola Trustee George Durham; NYU Winthrop Board member Joan Cox; John F. Collins, President & CEO of NYU Winthrop; Charles M. Strain, Chairman of the Board of Directors at NYU Winthrop Hospital; Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judy Bosworth; New York State Senator Elaine Philips; Village of Mineola Trustee Dennis Walsh; Deputy Mayor Paul Pereira; and Councilman Peter Zuckerman.

A large crowd filled the Main Entrance of the Hospital on First Street to enjoy a festive musical performance by the Mineola High School Concert Singers, under the direction of Meg Messina, who are an important part of the Hospital’s great holiday tradition. Also part of the evening’s festivities were remarks by John F. Collins, NYU Winthrop’s President and CEO, and Charles M. Strain, Chairman of the Board of Directors, who shared their appreciation for NYU Winthrop’s staff and volunteers, as well all those who turn to the Hospital for their many medical needs.

NYU Winthrop Hospital Annual Christmas Tree LightingMembers of the Mineola High School's Concert Singers, under the direction of Meg Messina, enhanced the Hospital's Tree Lighting Ceremony with their beautiful voices.

“Each and every day at NYU Winthrop we have so many doctors, nurses and others caring for patients. We take your health, and your loved ones’ health, very seriously, and we will continue make sure they receive only the very best patient care,” said Mr. Collins.

NYU Winthrop Hospital Annual Christmas Tree LightingSix-year-old patient Xanaya Williams helps John F. Collins, President and CEO of NYU Winthrop, light the Christmas tree.

Following the ceremony, guests had the opportunity to enjoy hot chocolate and cookies in the Hospital’s Main Lobby as the Mineola High School Concert Signers continued to spread holiday cheer by delivering the gift of song to various areas of the Hospital for patients, visitors and staff to enjoy.