Auxiliary of Lenox Hill Hospital Annual Benefit Raises More Than $66,000 for Hospital’s Health Programs

05/01/2017    |    Margarita Oksenkrug

NEW YORK, NY — The Auxiliary of Lenox Hill Hospital raised more than $66,000 at its Annual Benefit, which was held on April 24th at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater. The event – Orthopaedics in Motion: Live Active, Live Stronger, Live Longer – focused on the advancements and innovations in the field of orthopaedics, as well as the cutting-edge technologies and procedures that are being utilized at Lenox Hill Hospital and across Northwell Health.

Proceeds from the Annual Benefit will provide continuing support for Auxiliary programs that benefit Northwell Health’s three Manhattan campuses: Lenox Hill Hospital; Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital; and Lenox Health Greenwich Village.

The event, which was attended by 125 guests, included a panel of prominent Lenox Hill orthopaedic surgeons: Elliott B. Hershman, MD, Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery; Matthew S. Hepinstall, MD, Associate Director of the Center for Joint Preservation and Reconstruction; and Karen E. Schneider, MD, Attending Physician for Sports Medicine. Dr. Hershman and Lenox Hill Hospital Chief Medical Officer, Jill Kalman, MD, were the event honorary co-chairs.

The physicians were joined by a patient and former editor at The New York Times, Jan Benzel, who underwent ACL reconstruction and knee surgeries at Lenox Hill in recent years. Ms. Benzel shared her story of diagnosis, treatment and recovery under the care of these professionals.

Dr. Max Gomez, WCBS medical correspondent, Emmy™ award-winning broadcast journalist and author was the evening’s moderator.


About Lenox Hill Hospital

Lenox Hill Hospital, a member of Northwell Health, is a 652-bed, fully accredited, acute care hospital located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side with a national reputation for outstanding patient care and innovative medical and surgical treatments. US News & World Report has ranked the hospital among the nation’s top 50 in Cardiology and Heart Surgery and among the top 10 hospitals in the state of New York with a total of 11 “high performing” designations for its clinical performance in Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology. For more information, go to