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Ebel Polo Classic in Greenwich Benefits Montefiore

Annual Event Helps Famed CranialFacial Center for Children

Greenwich, CT (June 12, 2005) -- The highlight of Southern Connecticut’s spring social season is the Annual Ebel Polo Classic, sponsored by the Greenwich Committee for Montefiore Medical Center to benefit the CranioFacial Surgery Center of The Children's Hospital at Montefiore. The event, being held on Sunday, June 12, at the Greenwich Polo Club, Conyers Farm, begins with a reception at 11:30 AM, then a luncheon, the exciting polo match at 3 PM, followed by an awards ceremony. Andrea Robinson, Chief Marketing Officer of Estee Lauder, and well-known designer Joseph Abboud are this year's honorees.

The beneficiary of the Ebel Polo Classic, the CranioFacial Surgery Center at The Children's Hospital of Montefiore, located in New York City, is a world famous program that heals facial and skull deformities in children.  It recently received global acclaim for successful operations which separated twins from the Philippines, Carl and Clarence Aguirre, who were conjoined at the head.

According to the event's Chairperson, Margaret Hayes Adame, "The Greenwich Committee for Montefiore Medical Center is proud that our Polo Classic is helping the world renowned work being done at the CranioFacial Center of the Children's Hospital at Montefiore. This program's involvement in helping children in need from all over our region, and even the world, is a humanitarian effort that is truly worthy of everyone's support.  We're delighted that our two distinguished honorees, Andrea Q. Robinson and Joseph Abboud, are behind our efforts, and we're especially pleased to have the support of our principal backer, Ebel."

Montefiore Medical Center, The University Hospital and Academic Medical Center for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, ranks among the top one percent of all US hospitals based on its investments in medical innovation and cutting-edge technology.

Montefiore invests more in order to enable compassionate, personalized care and the most positive outcomes for patients and their families in New York, the tri-state area and beyond.
Montefiore’s unique combination of ‘state-of-the-art’ technology with ‘state-of-the-heart’ medical and nursing care in a teaching and research environment provides patients with access to world-class medical experts, the newest and most innovative treatments and the best medical center experience anywhere.

This 1,062 bed medical center includes the Henry and Lucy Moses Division, the Jack D. Weiler Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, a large home healthcare agency and a 21-site medical group practice located throughout the Bronx and nearby Westchester.
Montefiore treats all major illnesses and has distinguished centers of excellence in cardiology and cardiac surgery, cancer care, tissue and organ transplantation, children's health, women's health, surgery and the surgical subspecialties.  Montefiore Medical Center focuses on providing family-centered healthcare in a nurturing environment that extends well beyond hospital and clinic walls.