Kristin Chenoweth Provided Entertainment at Black Tie Event

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College’s annual Cabaret benefit dinner raised over $3.4 million, a record breaking amount, to support the institutions’ ongoing work in patient care, research and medical education. The event, on Wednesday, October 22, drew 1,000 attendees to the New York Hilton.

Guests joined event hosts Dr. Steven J. Corwin, CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital; Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College; and Dr. Robert Kelly, president of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and paid tribute to Barbara B. Friedman and Peter S. Kalikow for their dedication to the medical center.


In addition to dinner and cocktails, guests enjoyed a special performance by Emmy and Tony award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth.

Additional guests included Joan and Sandy Weill, Charlotte Ford, Lisa Perry, Helen and Robert Appel, Kate Spade, Dr. Cam Patterson, senior vice president and COO at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center; and Dr. Laura Forese, group senior vice president and COO at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell and president of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System.



NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, based in New York City, is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive hospitals and a leading provider of inpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in all areas of medicine. With some 2,600 beds and more that 6,500 affiliated physicians and 20,000 employees, NewYork-Presbyterian had more than 2 million visits in 2013, including close to 15,000 infant deliveries and more than 310,000 emergency department visits. NewYork-Presbyterian comprises six campuses: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division and NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital. The hospital is also closely affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville. NewYork-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area, according to U.S. News & World Report, and consistently named to the magazine’s Honor Roll of best hospitals in the nation. Affiliated with two world-renowned medical schools, Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NewYork-Presbyterian is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education and community service. For more information, visit


Weill Cornell Medical College

Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University’s medical school located in New York City, is committed to excellence in research, teaching, patient care and the advancement of the art and science of medicine, locally, nationally and globally. Physicians and scientists of Weill Cornell Medical College are engaged in cutting-edge research from bench to bedside, aimed at unlocking mysteries of the human body in health and sickness and toward developing new treatments and prevention strategies. In its commitment to global health and education, Weill Cornell has a strong presence in places such as Qatar, Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Through the historic Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, the Medical College is the first in the U.S. to offer its M.D. degree overseas. Weill Cornell is the birthplace of many medical advances — including the development of the Pap test for cervical cancer, the synthesis of penicillin, the first successful embryo-biopsy pregnancy and birth in the U.S., the first clinical trial of gene therapy for Parkinson’s disease, and most recently, the world’s first successful use of deep brain stimulation to treat a minimally conscious brain-injured patient. Weill Cornell Medical College is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, where its faculty provides comprehensive patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. The Medical College is also affiliated with the Methodist Hospital in Houston. For more information, visit

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