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Donation from Michaels, Starlight Children’s Foundation Support Pediatric Patients at Northern Westchester Hospital


Pediatric patients at Northern Westchester Hospital will feel better when they receive a special backpack filled with cool arts, crafts and other supplies to inspire creativity and bring comfort and smiles while they heal.

Michaels Companies, Inc., in cooperation with the Starlight Children's Foundation, donated 200 hand-filled backpacks to NWH as part of a nationwide donation to hospital's across the US and Canada. NWH will distribute the packs to children in the Emergency Department, Ambulatory Surgery Unit, Short Stay Unit/Pediatrics and Endoscopy/Minor Surgery.

"NWH is very appreciative to Michaels and the Starlight Foundation, two of our community partners, for their generosity and including NWH's patients as part of their backpack distribution. Their generosity will help enhance the experience of our patients." said Gaby Golod Greenwald, Vice President of the Foundation.

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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 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

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