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Date Published: Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Date Updated: Monday, July 18, 2022

New Sculpture Greets Westchester Medical Center Visitors

Donated by the Singer Family, HEAL Sculpture Represents WMCHealth’s Mission

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VALHALLA N.Y. (March 9, 2022) –  A sculpture designed and donated by a local artist is now welcoming visitors to Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). Titled HEAL, the 6-by-6-by-3-foot aluminum sculpture, was designed by Mamaroneck resident Sid Singer and donated by Singer and his wife, Shirley. The sculpture has been installed at the main entrance to Westchester Medical Center and the hospital's Ambulatory Care Pavilion and celebrates the healing care of healthcare providers across WMCHealth.

Kara Bennorth, Executive Vice President, Development, WMCHealth; Shirley Singer; Sid Singer; Michael Israel, President and CEO, WMCHealth; Josh Ratner, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, WMCHealth pose with the HEALTH sculpture
Pictured Left to Right:  
Kara Bennorth, Executive Vice President, Development, WMCHealth; Shirley Singer; Sid Singer; Michael Israel, President and CEO, WMCHealth; Josh Ratner, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, WMCHealth

"We are grateful to Sid and Shirley Singer for this meaningful and generous gift," said WMCHealth President and CEO Michael Israel.  "Our workforce across the Hudson Valley embodies the true meaning of the word HEAL in service to our patients and their families."

The sculpture, fabricated by B.K. Signs, Inc., spells heal with the "H" lying on its side.  According to Singer, with the "H" askew the sculpture signifies that something needs to be corrected or healed. 

"Whether you are a patient or caregiver, going to a hospital may lead to a feeling of apprehension," said Singer, "and on arrival there can be a sense of relief as trained professionals endowed with an incredible array of skill and technology will handle your care. This work of art is meant to be soothing to those that arrive at Westchester Medical Center as it represents healing and comfort."

Israel said the installation of the sculpture during the pandemic was particularly symbolic of the work that has been done, and continues to be done, by WMCHealth across the Hudson Valley.  WMCHealth has led the way in pandemic response, caring for thousands, managing more than 2.5 million doses of vaccine, and launching the region's first Post-COVID-19 Recovery program.

A six-inch version of the sculpture is currently available for purchase in the Westchester Medical Center gift shop. Sale proceeds go toward the hospital's Caregiver Center, which provides services for individuals with loved ones undergoing care at Westchester Medical Center or Maria Fareri Children's Hospital.

About Westchester Medical Center Health Network

The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with 10 hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 13,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2, and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region's only acute care children's hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, Comprehensive and Primary Stroke Centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, home-care services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State. Today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated health care in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit WMCHealth.org or follow WMCHealth on Facebook.com/WMCHealth or Instagram.com/WMCHealth.

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