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The Burke Award is always a special evening as we celebrate our mission and honor those who truly embody it. This year’s event will be extra special as we salute and honor our own Burke Healthcare Heroes who have worked tirelessly treating survivors of COVID‑19, as well as traditional rehabilitation patients.
Our employees are true heroes for the passion, dedication and professionalism they demonstrate every day, especially in the face of this unprecedented challenge. Their efforts have never wavered, and they deserve to be recognized and applauded.
This is Burke’s premier fundraiser, with proceeds supporting Burke’s outstanding rehabilitative care services and programs, and the development of critical new initiatives that further advance our patients’ recoveries from life-altering injuries or illnesses.
of our $350,000 goal
HONORING BURKE HEALTHCARE HEROES
Last year, the world faced a pandemic that occurs once in a century. And while the world stopped, our staff went into high gear. Every employee was deemed essential. As the only full service acute-care rehabilitation hospital in the region, Burke played a vital role in the treatment of COVID-19 survivors who had recovered enough to be discharged from the acute-care hospital, but were not well enough to return home.
For the safety of all, our outpatient locations, except the one on our main campus where our most complex patients continued to be treated, were closed and those employees were reassigned to the hospital. The Adult Fitness Center was shuttered and trainers were redeployed to support inpatient areas. Burke’s facility staff constructed an additional patient unit to accommodate the surge in patients, and donations of food, personal items and PPE were collected and distributed by non-clinical employees.
News anchor John Berman is best recognized as co-host of the popular CNN's New Day.
Prior to joining CNN in 2012, Berman was a correspondent for ABC News. He has covered the most pressing stories around the world, and is respected by his peers and loved by viewers.
Berman has been the Master of Ceremonies for the Burke Award dinner since 2012 and we are honored to have his continued support at the 2021 Burke Award Dinner as we honor Burke’s Healthcare Heroes.
Robin Goldberg, Director of Volunteers at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a trained vocalist and current member of the Temple Israel of Northern Westchester choir, where she has also served as cantor from time to time. She is a graduate of Syracuse University where she performed the National Anthem in the Carrier Dome at a Big East Basketball game.
Accompanying Robin is concert pianist and friend of Burke, Cathy LoDuca.