North Central Bronx Hospital’s Inaugural Hands & Hearts Gala

(front, l-r) Gloria Bent, Cristina Contreras, Thomas Kimany, Marcelino Villafane, (back, l-r) Jose Medrano, Alex Hernandez, Regis Medrano and Eliseo Rivera.
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North Central Bronx Hospital toasted several health professionals at its inaugural Hands and Hearts Gala on Thursday, October 4 at Eastwood Manor Ballroom. This year’s honorees included Susan Papera, Women’s Health Midwife; Chiu Wa Yam, Environmental Services; Paula Brown, Women’s Health Nursing; Christine Williams, Safety director; Carol Weisner, NICU/Nursing; Gloria Bent, director of Weight Management/Healthy Living Programs; Anil Narula, MD, director of surgery; Mark Korsten, MD, FACP, VA Medical Center Residency program director; Paily Baby, MD, director of anesthesia and Councilman Ritchie Torres.

Cristina Contreras proudly displayed the award and award certificates she received.
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(l-r) Cristina Contreras; Barbara Wikoren, Lynn Mastromano and Christopher Mastromano, Jacobi Hospital CEO.
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Cristina Contreras (c) happily accepted a proclamation from Councilman Cabrera (r).
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Gloria Bent (c) graciously accepted her City Council Citation from Councilman Fernando Cabrera.
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The evening’s honorees proudly displayed their citations and proclamation.
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