Yonkers, NY. May 21, 2010 ― Jim Foy, president and CEO of St. John’s Riverside Hospital will be honored by the Hudson River Museum on June 4 at the event, American Vintage. He leads the Riverside Health Care System, a $250 million network, based in Yonkers that groups, under one umbrella, St. John’s Riverside Hospital, Westchester’s first hospital, which opened its doors in 1869; three pavilions; the Cochran School of Nursing; the Michael N. Malotz Skilled Nursing Pavilion, and, multiple clinics.
“Jim Foy has done so much to foster the quality of life in our Westchester communities,” said Michael Botwinick, Director of the Museum. “His inventive partnerships have developed new health care services and his support of the County’s nonprofits and cultural institutions has created a vital and caring atmosphere for its residents.”
First partnering with Yonkers General Hospital in the early 1990s and later, Community Hospital at Dobbs Ferry, Mr. Foy forged a new health system that saved vital services for tens-of-thousands of patients and then became the leading resource for health education in Westchester. Community partnerships are a hallmark of his leadership ―partnership with Mount Sinai has improved cardiac care at St. John’s, and partnering with Hudson River Healthcare has expanded primary care in Yonkers.
Growing up in Brooklyn, Jim Foy attended Manhattan’s Regis High School, graduated from Boston College, and took a master’s degree in Public Health and Business Administration from Columbia University. He has served as senior administrator at the Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn & Queens and at St. Mary’s Hospital of Brooklyn.
When Foy, a Dobbs Ferry resident, came to Westchester and St. John’s in 1993, he immediately lent strong support to community-based health care as well as education and social service organizations. He is a member of the boards of the Police Athletic League (PAL); the Christopher D. Smithers Foundation, dedicated to the understanding and prevention of alcoholism; and, Past Chair (2009) and member of the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA).
The event American Vintage, will be held at the Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers on Friday, June 4 at 6 pm. It proceeds benefit the Museum’s programs and exhibitions.
The Hudson River Museum is located at 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers NY. Minutes from the Saw Mill River Parkway, exit 9, north or southbound. Information and directions: 914.963.4550 and www.hrm.org. Wed - Sun 12- 5 pm. Fridays 12-7:30 pm. Admission: Adults $5; Seniors 62 & older and youth 5-16 $3. Fridays 5 to 7:30 pm free.
The largest cultural institution in Westchester County, the Hudson River Museum is a multi-disciplinary complex that draws its identity from its site on the banks of the Hudson River, and seeks to broaden the cultural horizons of all its visitors. It engages in the presentation of exhibitions, programs, teaching initiatives, research, collection, preservation, and conservation – a wide range of activities that interpret its collections, interests and communities.