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Annual gift supports hospital that kept him alive

For more than a decade, Richard E. Montag has turned to the doctors at Lenox Hill Hospital for ailments ranging from cardiac and oncologic to hernial. Recently, he celebrated his 85th birthday with his five grandchildren and is enjoying life. 

“I’m thankful to the physicians who have kept me alive after all these years,” says Richard. 

While he feels there is nothing he can do to fully show his gratitude for the care he has received, Richard and his wife, Elaine, make an annual gift in honor of his cardiologist, Dr. Israel Berkowitz, and the cardiac team at Lenox Hill Hospital. For more than a decade, the Bronxville, NY, couple has given to the hospital at the end of each year. 

The Montags are recognized for their generosity as Discoverer members of the Northwell Health Founder’s Society, a community of donors giving $1,000 or more annually to help set the course for Northwell Health’s future. 

As a way of showing their appreciation for the world-class care he has received, Richard says, “We will keep doing it for as long as we can — we will not stop giving.”

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