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October 21, 2011
Left to right: Philip Ozuah, MD, PhD, Physician-in-Chief, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Steven M. Safyer, MD, President and CEO, Montefiore Medical Center, Sherri Shepherd, Co-host The View, David A. Tanner, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Montefiore Medical Center

The View Co-host Sherri Shepherd was a Guest of Honor and Singer Joan Osborne Performed

New York City, NY (October 21, 2011) -- On October 19th, 2011, Montefiore Medical Center held its annual gala, Celebrate Montefiore, in honor of the ten-year anniversary of The Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM). The special evening featured a performance by singer Joan Osborne and a moving tribute by The View's Sherri Shepherd.

Founded just a decade ago, and now one of the most advanced hospitals for children in the nation, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore is consistently ranked among the nation's leading institutions and 2nd in the New York metro area by U.S. News & World Report. It is also ranked in all ten medical specialties - exceeding expectations and making an extraordinary impact in the field.

Through the visionary leadership of its internationally-recognized physicians and scientists, CHAM combines supreme clinical expertise, innovative research and leading-edge technology with an integrated, family-centered approach. As part of a premier academic medical center, CHAM is dedicated to training the next generation of pediatric healthcare professionals and is transforming the future of children's health.

"We are thrilled to join together to celebrate a decade of CHAM, ten years that have exceeded all our expectations," said Steven M. Safyer, MD, President and CEO of Montefiore Medical Center. "Through the recruitment of extraordinary clinical and scientific leaders with a passion for innovation and a commitment to our community, we have built a top-tier children's hospital, bringing the most advanced treatments to the children of our region using a unique family centered approach."

"Our vision was to be able to look at your child and say we were able to take care of him or her, from vaccines to heart and liver transplants," said Philip Ozuah, MD, PhD, Professor and University Chairman, Department of Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center and Physician-in-Chief of The Children's Hospital at Montefiore. "That meant we had to build one of the best children's hospitals in the nation.  We've done that through innovative science, cutting edge technology and supreme clinical expertise."

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