Lenox Hill Hospital

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Lenox Hill Hospital (LHH), a 652-bed, acute care hospital located on Manhattan's Upper East Side has earned a national reputation for outstanding patient care and innovative medical and surgical treatments. The hospital is particularly well known for excellence in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, orthopaedics, otolaryngology/head and neck surgery, and maternal/child health with locations at 77th Street, 64th Street, and the Comprehensive Care Center in Greenwich Village.

Lenox Hill Hospital's breadth and depth of services are underscored by its wide range of medical and surgical specialties. These capabilities are fueled by a dedicated staff of physicians, nurses, technicians and support personnel.


How You Can Help

Tribute Gifts

A gift to Lenox Hill Hospital in honor of your physician, nurse or medical department is a wonderful way to recognize the high standards of medical service and compassionate care which are so important to you and your family.

Lenox Hill Hospital is honored to take part in your special celebrations such as commemorating a birth, birthday or anniversary. Gifts may also be made in memory of a friend or loved one. We will be pleased to direct your special gift toward a purpose of your choosing, and to provide you and designated recipients with appropriate acknowledgements.

Leaving a Legacy

The Lenox Hill Hospital Society was established to honor, thank and acknowledge those generous friends who have included the Hospital in their estate plans.

  • Bequests by Will
  • Charitable Gift Annuity (A Life Income Gift)
  • Charitable Remainder Trust (A Life Income Gift)
  • Naming Lenox Hill as the Beneficiary of your IRA or Retirement Plan

Stocks, Bonds & Mutual Funds

Making a gift of appreciated stock is an effective way to support important programs at Lenox Hill Hospital, and can have significant tax advantages. Please call the Lenox Hill Hospital Development Department at (212) 434-2410 if you would like to discuss a gift of stock.

Our Champions

Carleigh Gustafson and Lenox Hill Hospital Emergency Department

Carleigh Gustafson, RN, understands the difference a few minutes can make in a potential crisis. Thanks to the efforts of dedicated nurses like her, a patient-centered focus on internal operations at the Emergency Department of Lenox Hill Hospital has resulted in an arrival-to-bed time of six minutes or fewer and a reduction in the time it takes for patients to see a physician down to under 15 minutes - a significant improvement compared to the national benchmark of 30 minutes. As a result of this accomplishment, Lenox Hill Hospital Emergency Department was named a 2010 Top Improver Award Winner, making it one of only 29 healthcare facilities in the country to receive this honor.


The Taffner Family

Donald Taffner Sr. is a prime example of the quintessential American success story. From growing up in a one-bedroom apartment above his family's candy store in Brooklyn to launching a very successful entertainment company, Donald Taffner's story embodies the American dream. Working in his family's store taught Donald a unique set of social skills and a pronounced business attitude which he held fast throughout his life. Coming from such humble beginnings made giving back to others very important to Donald. Read More

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Andrea Dowd

Vice President, Development

Luanne McGrain

Director, Development

Carmela Hache

Director, Major Gifts