Members Appointed to Hospital Board
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  • Val S. Gray, Chief Executive Officer of Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, has announced the appointment by Governor David Paterson of two members to the physical rehabilitation hospital’s Board of Visitors.

    Gov. Paterson has appointed Wellington Y. Liu, MD of New York City to the hospital’s Board of Visitors, for a term to expire on December 31, 2015.

    Dr Liu is an internist with Matrix Medical Network, which provides high-risk member management services to health plans throughout the country. He also currently serves as clinical instructor in medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, as associate cardiologist with Medical Associates of Wall Street, as an associate attending in the Department of Medicine at St Vincent’s Hospital and as the Medical Director of the Kateri Residence.

    Dr Liu received his medical degree from the Tufts University School of Medicine and his undergraduate degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He completed medical residencies and internships at Beth Israel Hospital in New York and a cardiology fellowship at Bronx Municipal Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Liu is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases and is also board certified by the National Board of Medical Examiner.

    Gov. Paterson has also renewed the appointment of Martin C. Wortendyke for a term to expire on December 31, 2014. Mr. Wortendyke, of Upper Nyack, New York is the owner of Cal Mart Enterprises, Inc., one of the region’s largest construction firms, and is also the owner of the West Nyack Car Wash and the Wortendyke Brothers Realty Company. A native of Rockland County, Mr. Wortendyke is very active in community affairs.

    Helen Hayes Hospital is the largest and most comprehensive physical rehabilitation hospital in New York State, helping to restore mobility and independence to individuals with physical disabilities and chronic disabling diseases. The hospital is operated by the New York State Department of Health and is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System.

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