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VNS Of Westchester Honors Two Healthcare Professionals At Gala

Frank Corvino, chairman of Greenwich Hospital Foundation, will be honored at the Visiting Nurse of Westchester's annual spring gala.
Frank Corvino, chairman of Greenwich Hospital Foundation, will be honored at the Visiting Nurse of Westchester's annual spring gala. Photo Credit: Contributed
Dr. Sumir Sahgal, a champion of leveraging healthcare information technologies to enhance care for chronically-ill homebound patients, will be honored at the Visiting Nurse of Westchester's annual spring gala.
Dr. Sumir Sahgal, a champion of leveraging healthcare information technologies to enhance care for chronically-ill homebound patients, will be honored at the Visiting Nurse of Westchester's annual spring gala. Photo Credit: Contributed

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Two healthcare professionals will be honored by Visiting Nurse Services in Westchester at its 17th annual Spring Benefit Gala Tuesday, May 12 at the Willow Ridge Country Club in Harrison.

The benefit will recognize the spirit of healthcare innovator and visionary Frank Corvino, chairman of the Greenwich Hospital Foundation, and Dr. Sumir Sahgal, a champion of leveraging healthcare information technologies to enhance care for chronically-ill homebound patients.

The evening also will showcase the important work of VNSW and inspire giving to support its high-quality home health and community healthcare services.

Michael Gargiulo, news anchor at NBC4 New York, will serve as emcee. In addition to the awards ceremony, the event will feature a silent auction, dinner and desserts.

“This year’s honorees exemplify the collaboration across the spectrum of healthcare organizations that is necessary to improve healthcare for all in our region,” said Timothy Leddy, interim president and chief executive officer of VNSW. “Both Frank Corvino and Dr. Sumir Sahgal, and their respective organizations, are valued partners of VNSW. It is our privilege to express our heartfelt thanks to them for helping us fulfill our mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, their families, and caregivers in the comfort of their own homes.”

Proceeds from the gala will support a wide range of programs for residents of Westchester, the Bronx, Dutchess, Putnam and Rockland counties. These include free health screenings, health education programs focusing on preventative care and chronic disease management, and home care services for uninsured and under-insured patients. Community funding is critical, says Leddy, as these services are not reimbursed by government or other sources.

Tickets for the event may be purchased for $300 each at www.vns.org.

For information on sponsorship opportunities, journal ads or contributions to the silent auction, contact Joyce Infante, director of development, at JInfante@vns.org or (914) 682-1480, ext. 649.

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