Community Donated $70,000 to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital During Westchester’s Winter Wonderland

(L-R) Joe Stout, Executive Director, Westchester Parks Foundation (WPF); Christine LaPorta, Deputy Executive Director WPF; Jane Solnick, Vice Chair WPF; Seth Mandelbaum, Chair WPF; Michael Israel, President and CEO, WMCHealth; Nicole Lucas, RN, Vice President, Patient Care Services, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

Representatives from the Westchester Parks Foundation came to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), to present proceeds from a community fundraiser at Westchester’s 2021 Winter Wonderland holiday event. A total of $70,000 was raised and will support the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy program at the hospital. 


Seth Mandelbaum, Chair of the Westchester Parks Foundation stated: “We are pleased so many of those who purchased tickets to this past year’s Westchester Parks Foundation’s Winter Wonderland went the extra mile to make a separate donation to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.”  


Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital’s advanced pediatric services includes heart care, such as fetal cardiology, electrophysiology and cardiac surgery; neurology, neurosurgery and other pediatric neurosciences; hematology and oncology care; organ transplantation (liver, kidney); critical care; emergency care; general surgery and many other pediatric subspecialties. Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital is also home to the area’s only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Level I pediatric trauma and burn care programs and Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  


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The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, with 10 hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. 


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