Hospital CEO Gives His All for His Patients, Staff

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Dr. Steve Corwin_0415 By Vanesa Vennard Dr. Steven Corwin went into medicine to help people, focusing on cardiology because his mother’s father and his father’s father both suffered from heart disease. “You have somebody in your family that has a disease, you want to help them,” he said. “Even though I couldn’t help my two grandparents, there are other [&hellip
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Rabbi Deborah Hirsch Keeps Her Congregants Close

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RabbiDeborahHirsch It’s Deborah Hirsch’s third year with the Temple Shaaray Tefila congregation, though she’s been doing rabbinical work for 31 years, and the dedicated rabbi has a major project underway. “We’re working on a new vision statement for the congregation,” explained Hirsch. “That’s been a very gratifying project. We engage almost 200 congregants in conversation about [&hellip
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Father Witt, S.J., Revamps the Upper East Side

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RevWitt By Vanesa Vennard Before Father George Witt, S.J. was prepping for his services at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, he was teaching English and religious education at Saint Agnes Boys High School for 10 years. Though Witt says there is certainly teaching involved with ministry, the church offers a broader and more inclusive subject [&hellip
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John Muniz, The Hospital’s Doctor

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JohnMuniz By Vanesa Vennard In emergency rooms, doctors and nurses seem to be on call 24/7, working odd hours for several patients. But when it comes to emergencies with                the hospital itself, John Muniz, Director of Engineering at Beth Israel, is the one on call. “My patient is the hospital, the actual infrastructure,” said Muniz, who [&hellip
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East Siders of the Year

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City Council Members Dan Garodnick and Jessica Lappin exemplify the Upper East Side spirit This year for the first time ever, the East Sider of the Year Award will be shared by two significant politicians and community members: Council Members Dan Garodnick and Jessica Lappin. These two will often say that although they share a [&hellip
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2013 OTTY Awards

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OTTYparty_AA_0226_cover1 Our Town Thanks You The OTTY Awards have become an annual tradition anticipated by many in the Upper East Side community as a celebration of what makes the neighborhood great. (See the Letter to the Editor by Betty Cooper Wallerstein on page 14.) OTTY stands for Our Town Thanks You – they are an opportunity [&hellip
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2012 OTTY Awards: First for Japan Society, a Japanese Leader

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By Laura Shin Just two days after the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the Japan Society in New York had raised $350,000 in relief funds. A year later, it has raised $12.5 million. As a cultural institution, fundraising isn’t one of the Japan Society’s primary functions. But Motoatsu Sakurai, president of the [&hellip
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