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Winthrop-University Hospital Announces Honorees for 2014 Gala - Archived
August 28, 2014

Garden City resident Maureen E. Clancy, Member of Winthrop’s Board of Directors & East Williston resident Kevin P. Marzo, MD, Chief of Cardiology at Winthrop-University Hospital to be Honored.

John F. Collins, President and CEO of Winthrop-University Hospital, is pleased to announce the honorees for the Hospital’s 23rd Annual Gala, “An Evening in Tuscany,” taking place on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the RXR Plaza in Uniondale. Garden City resident, Maureen E. Clancy, devoted Board of Directors member, and East Williston resident, Kevin P. Marzo, MD, Chief of the Division of Cardiology at Winthrop-University Hospital, will each receive the Streaming Star Award in recognition of their years of loyal service and contributions to Winthrop-University Hospital and its patients.

“As champions for Winthrop, Mrs. Clancy and Dr. Marzo have demonstrated unwavering commitment to the Hospital and to the communities it serves and we are pleased to honor them at this year’s Gala,” said Mr. Collins.

Maureen E. Clancy has been a resident of Garden City since 1960. Having served as a Director on the Board of Winthrop-University Hospital since 2004, Maureen also serves on the Boards of New York Community Bank, the Garden City Historical Society and RotaCare. She has been an active parishioner of St. Joseph's Church having served on their Parish Council and chaired various appeals over the years. Maureen served as Village Trustee and was named Deputy Mayor in 1989. She was appointed to the Village Board of Ethics in 2008.

Having been the first woman to serve on the Village Board, Maureen was proposed by Bob Schoelle, Village Administrator, to be the first woman member of the Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club in 1987. She later became the first woman to serve as president in 1993.

Maureen is a licensed insurance broker since 1959. Along with her daughter Maura, she runs an insurance agency, Clancy & Clancy Brokerage Ltd., on Seventh Street in Garden City where she is Chief Financial Officer. Having a business in Garden City inspired Maureen to become associated with the Chamber of Commerce, where she served as a Director and as President from 1995-1997.

Awards have been numerous and extend back to 1982 when Maureen was named the recipient of the Garden City Jaycees Bob Hogan Citizenship Award. She was recognized for her business leadership and volunteerism on several occasions over the years including in 1999 when Senator Kemp Hannon recognized her with the New York State Women of Distinction Award; in 2009 when Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt honored her in with the Woman of Distinction Award from the New York State Assembly; and in 2014, when Laura Schaefer, Nassau County Legislator for the 14th District, honored Maureen as a “Trailblazer” during Women’s History Month.

Maureen began her work at Winthrop more than twenty years ago by hosting Hospital friend and fund raisers with her husband at their home. Through the years she continued to invest her time and energy to the institution and has advocated on behalf of Winthrop’s heart team for more two decades. She was an instrumental volunteer leader in making the Heart Surgery Center, Cardiac Catheterization Lab and Electrophysiology Lab the sterling facilities which exist today.

Maureen is a graduate of Rosemont, a college adjacent to Villanova where she met her late husband, Cummin. They married in 1954 and are the proud parents of five and grandparents of seven. Maureen has been honored to be the first woman in many of the above positions but considers as her greatest honor and blessing a wonderful husband for 58 years and a loving family.

Dr. Marzo is an accomplished cardiologist and interventional cardiologist skilled in the latest treatments of cardiovascular disease. He has dedicated his life’s work to caring for and educating individuals of all ages about heart disease risk and heart-healthy prevention strategies.

A pivotal member of the Winthrop Medical Staff since 1992, Dr. Marzo has played a critical role in transforming the Division of Cardiology into a state-of-the-art cardiovascular program. Under his leadership, the program has earned local and national recognitions for high quality and ever-expanding cardiovascular services, including perennial acknowledgements as one of the top performing programs in the New York Metro Area by U.S. News and World Report. He is also listed as one of New York Magazine’s 2014 Top Doctors and as one of Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors®.

Board Certified in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Medicine and Internal Medicine, Dr. Marzo has been recognized by New York State for percutaneous coronary intervention patient outcomes that exceeded the statewide average. Most recently, he was instrumental in coordinating a multidisciplinary team to initiate and support Winthrop’s use of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) — a revolutionary technique for non-surgical replacement of aortic valves in patients with symptomatic aortic valve disease. Since launching the TAVR program, Winthrop has become a national leader in the use of the technique and one of the few centers in New York State participating in research to examine its effectiveness.

In addition to establishing the Women’s Cardiovascular Wellness Program and Center for Cardiovascular Lifestyle Medicine at Winthrop, Dr. Marzo also dedicates a great deal of his personal time as The Cardiac Chef™ – providing hands-on educational seminars that demonstrate heart-healthy cooking and discuss healthy lifestyles.

A graduate with “Utmost Distinction” of Northwestern University’s prestigious Six-Year Honors Program in Medicine, Dr. Marzo’s postgraduate clinical training included Fellowships in Interventional and Clinical Cardiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a residency in internal medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, as well as the American Heart Association, where he has served on the Board of Directors. Dr. Marzo also serves as an Associate Professor of Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.

The annual Gala raises essential support for Winthrop-University Hospital’s Research and Academic Center Campaign. The event also provides an opportunity to honor the individuals whose hard work and dedication to Winthrop go above and beyond in service to the community. Guests of this year’s Gala will enjoy cocktails, fine dining and special entertainment. For more information about the Winthrop Gala or its honorees, please call (516) 663-3398.

Contact: Leanna Cherry
Public Relations Manager
(516) 663-2234