AIDS Memorial Quilt
On Thursday 6/27, Montefiore Health System associates and leaders gathered adjacent to panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt to recognize Montefiore’s longstanding achievements in HIV/AIDS treatment and the communal grief of lives lost in the AIDS epidemic.
In partnership with The Names Project Foundation, Montefiore is currently displaying panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt at three sites throughout the Bronx:
Montefiore Moses Campus – 111 E 210th St, The Bronx, NY
Montefiore Weiler Campus – 1825 Eastchester Rd, The Bronx, NY
Montefiore Wakefield Campus – 600 E 233rd St, The Bronx, NY
Montefiore is the only health system participating in the initiative, and the only Bronx location where panels from the quilt are on display.
CAPTION: Dr. Barry Zingman, director of the Montefiore AIDS Center, spoke in front a section of the historic AIDS Memorial Quilt about the past, present, and future of HIV/AIDS care from his more than twenty years of providing care in the Bronx. The historic artwork was hosted in the Montefiore Moses lobby throughout Pride Month in partnership with The Names Project Foundation. Dr. Peter Semczuk, Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the Moses Campus, looks on.
CAPTION: The Montefiore Healthcare Equality Index and HIV/AIDS teams gathered together for an evening of PRIDE around the AIDS Memorial Quilt presented through the Names Project Foundation, Washington, D.C. The quilt was hosted by the Learning Network during Montefiore’s PRIDE month of Events and Education; to educate hospital staff with best in class LGBTQ-inclusive training toward LGBTQ patient care and to enhance a safe inclusive working environment for LGBTQ associates. The Montefiore AIDS Center provides the most comprehensive HIV care, support, testing, and prevention services of any site in New York to over 3,300 people living with HIV each year.