On The Avenue

A Toast to Health!

by AVENUE insider Photographed by Brad Barket and Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Mount Sinai
Friday, May 11, 2018

On May 3, Mount Sinai Health System celebrated excellence in research, patient care and education at its 33rd annual Crystal Party.

Guest speakers Jeannie and Jim Gaffigan, co-writers on The Jim Gaffigan Show, addressed a crowd of more than 1,200 guests. Jeannie Gaffigan was successfully treated for a large and rare brain tumor by Mount Sinai’s Chair of Neurosurgery, Joshua B. Bederson, MD, last year. In the operating room during her surgery, Dr. Bederson used virtual reality technology that he pioneered to help surgeons operate more safely and precisely. 

“Mount Sinai Health System has made significant advances in patient care and research, as demonstrated by Jeannie Gaffigan’s remarkable story,” said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and CEO of the Mount Sinai Health System. “We’re thankful for our exceptional trustees who have generously supported our strategic plan and for our supporters who enable us to foster innovations like these.”

Guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner and dancing in the Central Park Conservatory Garden. The event raised nearly $4 million. Mount Sinai trustee Henry Cornell and his wife, Vanessa Cornell, were benefit chairs. 

“We are grateful and proud that support for this event reached this level to ensure that Mount Sinai Health System continues to provide unparalleled care to patients throughout the New York metropolitan area,” said Peter W. May, Chair of the Boards of Trustees of the Mount Sinai Health System.



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