25th annual Katz Institute Luncheon and Fashion Show raises over $1.1 million for women’s health

09/21/2017    |     Kerri Tortorella

NEW HYDE PARK, NY — Northwell Health and the Americana Manhasset raised a record total of over $1.1 million for women’s health at the 25th Annual Katz Institute for Women’s Health Luncheon and Fashion Show featuring the Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2017 Collection. Two former patients took the runway at Old Westbury Gardens and shared their personal stories as they walked alongside the physicians who impacted their lives. Supermodel Carol Alt, also a patient of the Katz Institute, surprised guests in attendance and walked the runway to thank her doctors for the care she has received.

Iris and Saul Katz, longtime supporters of Northwell Health and partners in the creation of the Katz Institute for Women’s Health and the Katz women’s hospitals, were celebrated as the event’s honorees. Presented by the Partners Council for Women’s Health, co-anchor of Fox 5’s Good Day New York, Rosanna Scotto emceed the event, which supports the unique and complex health care needs of women.

“At Katz Institute for Women’s Health, we see women’s health differently,” said Stacey Rosen, MD, Northwell Health’s vice president of women’s health. “Our mission is to create a new model of women’s health that not only delivers integrated, specialized clinical care, but also educates and empowers women to proactively take care of themselves and their families.”

To date, the Katz Institute Luncheon and Fashion show has raised more than $9.3 million in support of women’s health. Money raised at this year’s event will support areas including new technology in the treatment of breast cancer, women with disabilities and reconstructive surgery using 3D bioprinting.

A luncheon sponsor since its inception, Americana Manhasset is integral to the success of the event. 



About Northwell Health

Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 22 hospitals, over 550 outpatient facilities and nearly 15,000 affiliated physicians. We are a nonprofit organization that cares for more than two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 62,000 employees – 15,000+ nurses and 3,900 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. And we offer health insurance through CareConnect. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu.


Kerri Tortorella