Mets shortstop Jose Reyes, catcher Josh Thole and manager Terry Collins came to New York Hospital Queens for the unveiling of the New York Mets-themed Starlight Site™ care room donated by Starlight Children’s Foundation NY*NJ*CT on January 20, 2011. The decor of the room was donated by the Starlight Children’s Foundation in honor of the New York Mets. Joseph J. Abularrage, M.D., chairman, Pediatrics, New York Hospital Queens, is pictured with the Mets.
New York Hospital Queens welcomed New York Mets Jose Reyes (shortstop), Josh Thole (catcher) and Terry Collins (manager) to the Pediatrics unit for the unveiling of the New York Mets-Themed Starlight SiteT Care Room. The new care room is colorfully decorated with New York Mets memorabilia, thanks to a sponsorship by the Starlight Children’s Foundation NY*NJ*CT.
Joseph J. Abularrage, M.D., chairman, Pediatrics, served as the master of ceremonies for a «ribbon-cutting» and dedication of the room. Mets players visited with children who were too ill to join the festivities. Local elected officials also participated, including: Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, State Senator Toby Stavisky, Assembly Member Grace Meng, Assemby Member Edward Braustein and Council Member Peter Koo.
The room decorated with Mets memorabilia.
Participating in the "ribbon-cutting" ceremony, pictured above (left to right) are Stephen S. Mills, President & Chief Executive Officer, New York Hospital Queens; Jeff Gural, President of the Board of Directors, Starlight Children's Foundation; NYS Assembly Member Edward Braunstein; NYS Senator Toby Stavisky; Terry Collins, Manager, NY Mets; Queens Borough President Helen Marshall; Joseph J. Abularrage, M.D., Chairman, Pediatrics, New York Hospital Queens; Assembly Member Grace Meng; Jose Reyes, Shortstop, NY Mets, Council Member Peter Koo.