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Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Celebrates New Outpatient Primary Care Practice

The Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, under the leadership of co-Chiefs Dr. Ronald Adelman and Dr. Mark Lachs, recently celebrated the grand opening of the division’s new outpatient primary care practice. Located on the second floor of the Payson Pavilion at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, the Center on Aging is a relocation of the Wright Center on Aging that had been located on First Avenue at 77th Street. The new Center is state-of-the-art, serene, and tailored to the needs of older adults and their caregivers.

Aesthetically beautiful and comforting, the Center on Aging embodies the deep respect that is held by the division’s faculty and staff for their patients and their families. The Center will allow the division to continue delivering outstanding geriatric care, along with enhanced staffing to include additional geriatricians and nurse practitioners, as well as social workers and mental health professionals. It will also create psychosocial opportunities for the division’s patients and caregivers while serving as a model of innovative programming.

A ribbon cutting was held on January 30, 2020 to celebrate the new Center with institutional leadership, division faculty, and staff in attendance. At the event, Dr. Adelman recognized the generosity of Mrs. Kathy Greenberg whose significant donation, made in memory of her late husband Mr. Alan C. Greenberg, provided critical seed funding for the new Center.

Center on Aging ribbon-cutting

L to R: Dr. Steven J. Corwin, President & CEO, NewYork-Presbyterian; Dr. Herbert Pardes, former President & CEO, NewYork-Presbyterian; Mrs. Kathy Greenberg; Dr. Ronald D. Adelman, co-Chief, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine; Dr. Tony Hollenberg, Chair, Weill Department of Medicine