St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children is pleased to share that our long-standing board member Ruth Colp-Haber is the recipient of a Distinguished Trustee Award from the United Hospital Fund (UHF). Ms. Colp-Haber and 27 other awardees were honored at a recent luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel before a crowd of more than 600 colleagues, family, and friends. The honorees are from not-for-profit and municipal hospitals in New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Long Island.
For the past 24 years the UHF, a leading health services research and philanthropic organization, has hosted an award ceremony to recognize trustees who show outstanding leadership and extraordinary service to their hospitals. Trustees are nominated by their respective institutions, which include community hospitals, academic medical centers, and public hospitals.
Ms. Colp-Haber has been a committed member of St. Mary’s Board of Directors for the past 10 years. She sits on the organization’s Development, Finance, and Real Estate Committees and helped lead St. Mary’s 5-year, $40 million Capital Campaign to build a state-of-the-art Children’s Pavilion at St. Mary’s flagship facility in Bayside, NY and enhance and sustain programming for children with special needs and medically complex conditions. Ms. Colp-Haber is the President of Wharton Property Advisors, a real estate brokerage firm specializing in commercial office space in Manhattan and is also a member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), serving on the Economic Policy, Plaza District, and Tax Policy and Research Committees.
In commending the awardees, UHF President Jim Tallon noted, “At a time of great change in our health care system, these volunteer leaders are dedicated to serving their communities’ needs, bringing informed insights from their own professions, and ensuring that hospitals continue to innovate and deliver the highest quality of care.”
Tallon’s commendation was shared by Dr. Edwin Simpser, President and CEO of St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children, who lauded Ms. Colp-Haber for her dedication to St. Mary’s, “On behalf of the entire board, staff, and the young patients we serve, I’d like to congratulate Ruth Colp-Haber on receiving this esteemed award. We appreciate her devotion to St. Mary’s mission and the earnest service she provides to our hospital.”