","summary":"About the United Hospital Fund Gala UHF's Gala is one of New York's premier health care events, an annual event for decades that helps support our work and honors exceptional leaders for their contributions to health and health care. Three awards are presented annually: the Health Care Leadership Award, the Distinguished Community Service Award, and a Special Tribute. Honorees are carefully selected to recognize extraordinary leadership benefiting New York and New Yorkers.
HEALTH CARE LEADERSHIP AWARD
\nRoger W. Ferguson, Jr. President and CEO, TIAA in recognition of his personal leadership and TIAA's role as one of the largest and most respected financial services providers in the world, with a special commitment to the health care workforce
DISTINGUISHED COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
\nNeil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa Co-Founders & Co-CEOs, Warby Parker in recognition of Warby Parker's work to provide underserved New York City school children with free vision screenings and glasses
SPECIAL TRIBUTE Stephen and Constance Lieber* Brain & Behavior Research Foundation *honored posthumously in recognition of their visionary philanthropy to advance scientific research and treatment to improve the lives of those with mental illness \n
About United Hospital Fund United Hospital Fund is an independent, nonprofit organization working to improve health and health care in New York. Our mission is to build a more effective—and equitable—health care system for New Yorkers, one that is affordable and accessible, provides a better patient experience and the highest quality of care, and achieves optimal outcomes, with a special focus on the needs of the most vulnerable.
Our Three Focus Areas: · Expanding Insurance Coverage and Access to Care · Improving Quality · Addressing Social Factors Driving Health Disparities
How we work: . We conduct independent research and policy analysis to inform decision-makers . We develop and support innovative programs . We convene diverse stakeholders to find common ground, solve problems, and advance new ideas.
For additional information, please visit our website at www.uhfnyc.org