Montefiore Hosts AIDS Memorial Quilt Ceremony

A panel honored Jose Luis Calazo, a former employee of Montefiore Medical Center.
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Montefiore Health System associates and leaders joined adjacent to panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt on Thursday, June 27 to recognize Montefiore’s longstanding achievements in HIV/AIDS treatment and the communal grief of lives lost in the AIDS epidemic. In partnership with The Names Project Foundation, Montefiore is currently displaying panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt at three sites throughout the Bronx: Montefiore Moses Campus at 111 E. 210th Street; Montefiore Weiler Campus at 1825 Eastchester Road and Montefiore Wakefield Campus at 600 E. 233rd Street. Montefiore is the only health system participating in the initiative, and the only Bronx location where panels from the quilt are on display.

(l-r) Justin Toro; Ralph Belloise, Jose’s co-worker; Joan Vileno; Alana Murphy, Healthcare Equality Index Human Rights Campaign Program chairwoman and Barry Zingman, AIDS Center medical director and Infectious Diseases clinical director, professor of medicine.
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(l-r) Dr. Peter Semczuk, Alana Murphy and Dr. Barry Zingman welcomed everyone to the event.
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Montefiore doctors, faculty and staff attended the momentous occasion.
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Many Montefiore Medical Center interns attended the ceremony.
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The AIDS Memorial Quilt with some who died of AIDS-related causes.
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