Volunteers Recognized for Service to Northern Westchester Hospital

Northern Westchester Hospital names Josephine Cherubini (right) its Volunteer of the Year while David Bubser (left) earns a senior adult award from the New York State Health Facilities Association.

Northern Westchester Hospital has announced that Josephine Cherubini has been named the 2017 Mary B. Robbins Beacon of Light Volunteer of the Year. Ms. Cherubini who has lived in Mt. Kisco for 50 years, has been a volunteer at NWH for 21 years, contributing over 4,000 hours of service. She began her involvement with NWH by giving tours to preschool and kindergarten children and knitting baby hats for newborns and has been at her post at the Front Desk in the Main Lobby since 1996.

Beyond her service at NWH, ‘Jo’, has been active at the Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry; Tiny Hands in Need of Kindness in Orange County where she knits and crochets blankets for children in need; Father O’Hara Churches in the Montgomery, NY, area where she crochets blankets for children with cancer; and, Rosary Hill Home in Hawthorne where she volunteers her time. She has three children - Bobby, Gary and Robin and four grandchildren.

In addition to selecting Josephine as the hospital’s volunteer of the year, NWH is honored to recognize David Bubser. Mr. Bubser, who resides in Bedford Hills, NY, was nominated for and received the New York State Health Facilities Association 2017 District 3 Volunteer of the Year - Senior Adult award. He was nominated by the staff in the hospital’s Transitional Care Unit (TCU). 

The TCU is designed to provide patients with short-term skilled nursing and rehabilitative care after being discharged from NWH. Located within NWH, the TCU is a separate short-term care facility (5 to 14 days) that provides skilled nursing and comprehensive rehabilitative services to help patients transition from the hospital back to their home or residence.

On the TCU, Dave provides relaxation and stress management through individual sessions with patients. He began volunteering at NWH after participating in the hospital’s Wellness and Cardiac Rehabilitation program offered at NWH’s Ambulatory Care Center at Chappaqua Crossing.  

He has benefitted from the classes and wants to give back to others. He volunteers on the TCU performing relaxation breathing with inpatient rehabilitation patients and at Chappaqua Crossing for deep breathing and meditation with wellness clients and helps to enhance the patient experience. 

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About Northern Westchester Hospital
Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH), a member of the Northwell Health, provides quality, patient-centered care that is close to home through a unique combination of medical expertise, leading-edge technology, and a commitment to humanity. Over 650 highly-skilled physicians, state-of-the-art technology and professional staff of caregivers are all in place to ensure that you and your family receive treatment in a caring, respectful and nurturing environment. NWH has established extensive internal quality measurements that surpass the standards defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA) National Hospital Quality Measures. Our high-quality standards help to ensure that the treatment you receive at NWH is among the best in the nation. For more information, please visit www.nwhc.net and connect with us on Facebook.

About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 22 hospitals and over 550 outpatient facilities. We care for more than two million people annually in the metro New York area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 62,000 employees – 15,000+ nurses and about 3,900 physicians, including more than 2,800 members of 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 Northwell.edu.

Gretchen Mullin
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