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Burke Award Dinner Honors Retiring President & CEO Jeffrey Menkes

Community and business leaders from the Tri-State area and beyond paid tribute to retiring Burke Rehabilitation Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Menkes at the Burke Award Dinner held on June 16th at the Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase, NY.

The Burke Award is conferred upon an individual or group who has made significant contributions to the field of rehabilitation, either through personal achievements, the development of research or the establishment of programs and facilities to assist individuals with disabilities. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the Burke Board of Trustees.

Honoree Jeffrey Menkes has served as Burke’s President and CEO for more than five years, and has been a leader in the healthcare industry over the past five decades. He has been part of the Montefiore Health System for 10 years and was instrumental in bringing Burke into the Montefiore system.

“It is an honor to recognize Jeff for significant accomplishments throughout his long career in healthcare,” said Board of Trustees Chairman John R. McCarthy. “He has demonstrated proven leadership and spearheaded innovation, improving the lives of others. He leaves an indelible mark on the healthcare industry, and we are indebted to him. The Board of Trustees wishes Jeff good fortune upon his well-deserved retirement.”

We wish to thank our event sponsors: Diamond Sponsor Montefiore Health System; Platinum Sponsor White Plains Hospital; Gold Sponsor Bonnie & Tom Grace; Silver Sponsors Ahearn Holtzman, Inc.; Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP; Margaret and Laurence Smith; and United Hebrew; Bronze Sponsors Albert Einstein College of Medicine Department of Neurology; Auxiliary of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital; Julie & John Burke; Margaret Cataldo; Cuddy & Feder LLP; Epstein, Becker & Green P.C.; Greater New York Hospital Association; Dr. Paul T. Khoury & Barbara Khoury; Cathy & John McCarthy; Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall; The New Jewish Home Sarah Neuman Center; Shaub, Ahmuty, Citrin & Spratt, LLP; Simone Healthcare Development Company; Sound Communications; and Visiting Nurse Services in Westchester; Patron Sponsors Bioness Rehab, A Bioventus Company; Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP; Rita and James Cain; Marion & Richard Celiberti; Centers Health Care; Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc.; Healthcare Risk Advisors – TDC Group; Keating Electric & Technologies; Margie and Gary Lewis; Dr. Sara and Ehud Sadan; and Joshua and Lauren Yedvab. For more information or to make a donation to Burke, please call Burke’s Development Office at (914) 597-2847 or visit


About Burke Rehabilitation

Burke Rehabilitation is a not-for-profit healthcare organization devoted solely to acute physical rehabilitation. Its main campus is located in White Plains, NY. Founded in 1915 through an endowment from philanthropist John Masterson Burke, it has been a member of the Montefiore Health System since 2016. Burke operates the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to adult and adolescent rehabilitation medicine. Burke also offers community-based therapeutic care in locations throughout Westchester County, the Hudson Valley, and the Bronx for those who have experienced injuries, surgery, or chronic conditions, from the simple to the very complex. For additional information, please visit

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