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St. Vincent's Auxiliary Presents 2015 Youth Awards


The St. Vincent's Hospital Auxiliary presented the 2015 Youth Awards at a recent ceremony at the hospital. The awards recognize area high school students whose volunteer activities best reflect St. Vincent's values of respect, integrity, compassion and excellence. 

The keynote speaker, Raymond M. Tierney III, global head of Bloomberg's Trading Solutions Group, congratulated the honorees and spoke about his own volunteer philanthropic activities as founder of organzations such as The Mike Foundation, Wings over Wall Street and Team in Training for the Leukemia Society.

The 2015 Youth Award recipients are:

David Abreu, Salesian High School
Obehioye Adubor, Iona Preparatory School
Daniel Barnett, Harrison High School
Marissa Bentivenga, Rye High School
Gabrielle Giacomo, Convent of the Sacred Heart
Kevin Hassenfratz, Rye Neck High School
Michael Karr, Rye Country Day School
Kimberly Laguatan, The Ursuline School
Mary McAllister, School of the Holy Child
Caelyn McGowan, Our Lady of Good Counsel Academy
Jessica Scazerro, Harrison High School
Nicolas Stainfeld, Scarsdale High School
Jack Stein, Fordham Preparatory School
Catherine Toal, Bronxville High School
Nicholas Tornatore, Iona Preparatory School

St. Vincent's Hospital Westchester and Drug Crisis in Our Backyard Present 

Breaking the Silence and Stigma of Addiction

Wednesday, October 22, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
St. Vincent's Hospital Westchester Conference Center
275 North Street, Harrison 10528

Please join us for an important discussion of the critical issue of heroin addiction and its impact on our families and our communities. All are welcome, and parents are encouraged to bring their middle and high school children. The program will include:

Keynote Presentation
"The Disease of Addiction and its Effect on the Brain," by Dr. Julia Arnsten, Montefiore Medical Center

Personal Experiences
Hear from a parent whose loved one is recovering from addiction and from parents who lost family members to overdose.

Q&A Session
Dr. Arnsten, families and St. Vincent's staff will answer your questions.

Local organizations will offer resources for addiction treatment and support.

For more information, or to RSVP, please email

St. Vincent’s Hospital Westchester Receives License to Operate Port Chester Addiction Treatment Program 

St. Vincent’s Hospital Westchester, a division of Saint Joseph’s Medical Center, has been granted a license to operate the former Renaissance Project outpatient addiction program at 132 Pearl Street in Port Chester effective April 1. The program is now known as the Port Chester Recovery Center, and will continue to provide outpatient addiction treatment services to adults and adolescents at its current location. The Port Chester Recovery Center can be reached by calling 914-939-2700. 

The Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health (DCMH) coordinated the transition. DCMH Director of Drug and Alcohol Services Dahlia Austin said, “We are pleased that we were able to work out the transfer to ensure that the clinic’s clients continue to receive the services they need. We appreciate St. Vincent’s willingness to move quickly so that there was no gap for the clients or the employees.”  Bernadette Kingham-Bez, Executive Director of St. Vincent’s Hospital Westchester added, “We are very pleased that all of the current staff will be retained and that St. Vincent’s can continue to serve the center’s clients.”   

Mike Seminara, CASAC, the center’s director, said, “We are very happy that our clients will receive the services they need without interruption.”

Click here to learn more about the Port Chester Recovery Center's services.