Phelps Hospital Honored at Friends of Rockefeller State Park Preserve Gala

Phelps Hospital was recently honored by the Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve at a gala held at the Rockefeller estate Playhouse, a Normandy-English style building designed by Duncan Candler in 1927.

Daniel Blum, President and CEO of Phelps Hospital, was on hand to accept an award recognizing Phelps’ longstanding support of the Friends. Phelps has long supported the Friends’ fundraising events, including their annual trail running races, peony celebration and equestrian events. The hospital’s relationship with the Rockefeller family dates back to the early 20th century. In fact, Phelps could not have opened in 1956 without their generous financial support.

Phelps Hospital’s campus is located in close proximity to the Rockefeller State Park Preserve. Mr. Blum commented, “The Preserve is a natural and cultural treasure, and the Friends have been a vital force that has enabled visitors to walk, run and ride safely on the famous carriage roads of the park preserve. I am truly honored to be associated with this accomplishment and their ongoing goal of carriage road restoration. Both Phelps and the Friends place a high value on the health and well-being of our community.”

About Phelps Hospital

Phelps Hospital, part of Northwell Health, is a full-service 238-bed acute care community hospital located in Sleepy Hollow, NY. With more than 1,700 employees and 500 medical staff members representing 60 medical specialties, Phelps offers one of the broadest ranges of community hospital services in Westchester County. Patients benefit from distinguished physicians, many of whom are pioneers in their field, offering the most advanced procedures using the latest technology. Phelps’ primary and specialty care medical group, Phelps Medical Associates, has nearly 20 practices located on the hospital campus and in the surrounding communities.

About Northwell Health

Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals and over 500 outpatient practices. We care for more than 1.8 million people annually in the metro New York area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 61,000 employees – including 15,000+ nurses and 2,500+ doctors within Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute. We’re training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and the School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. And we offer health insurance through CareConnect. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit

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