2013-01-16 / Features

Dromm Keynotes Elmhurst Hospital King Remembrance


Back row (l. to r.); Elmhurst Hospital Center (EHC) Chief Operating Officer Wayne Zimmerman, EHC Executive Director Chris Constantino, EHC Community Advisory Board Member Vivian Dock, Councilmember Daniel Dromm, Debra Diggs of EHC’s Ambulatory Care Department and EHC Associate Executive Director Dean Mihaltses. Front row (l. to r.); EHC Associate Director of External Affairs Atiya Butler, Labor Caucus Co-Chair Priscilla Carrow, Chung Untee of Nursing Ward A-2 and EHC Community Advisory Board Member Chiao-Chung Chen. Back row (l. to r.); Elmhurst Hospital Center (EHC) Chief Operating Officer Wayne Zimmerman, EHC Executive Director Chris Constantino, EHC Community Advisory Board Member Vivian Dock, Councilmember Daniel Dromm, Debra Diggs of EHC’s Ambulatory Care Department and EHC Associate Executive Director Dean Mihaltses. Front row (l. to r.); EHC Associate Director of External Affairs Atiya Butler, Labor Caucus Co-Chair Priscilla Carrow, Chung Untee of Nursing Ward A-2 and EHC Community Advisory Board Member Chiao-Chung Chen. On January 14, Councilmember Daniel Dromm (DJackson Heights) delivered the keynote speech at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. remembrance celebration at Elmhurst Hospital Center (EHC). In his remarks, Dromm celebrated King’s legacy but noted that much work remained to address the challenges highlighted by King and others.

“This King Day, let us remember and emulate his words and actions not only around civil rights but for economic justice and against war,” Dromm said. “Most profoundly, Dr. King’s life reminds us that justice is indivisible. All forms of injustice are interrelated.”

The ceremony included two dance selections from Debra Diggs of EHC’s Ambulatory Care Department, a musical selection performed by Chung Untee of Nursing Ward A-2, and expressive words from various EHC staff members.

“When we keep Dr. King’s words close to our hearts, anything is possible,” Dromm concluded.

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