Helen Hayes Hospital will host its 119thannual Honors Assembly on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 1:30pm in the hospital’s atrium. The inspiring event coincides with the celebration of National Rehabilitation Awareness Week and recognizes the extraordinary recoveries and achievements of the physical rehabilitation hospital’s patients over the past year. This year’s ceremony will honor six patients from Rockland, Orange, Dutchess, and Bergen Counties who have made outstanding accomplishments in their rehabilitation programs, inspiring others along the way.
The Honors Assembly began in 1900 as a school graduation ceremony for children at the then pediatric rehabilitation facility. Star of stage and screen Helen Hayes McArthur herself presented the diplomas, and later awards, during her long history advocating for the hospital. Today, the Honors Assembly serves as a celebration of the hospital’s evolving patient community and recognizes patients’ tremendous resolve and selfless support of others facing similar odds.
The public is invited to join hospital patients, staff, volunteers, local dignitaries, the Helen Hayes Hospital Board of Visitors, and the Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation at this truly moving and inspirational ceremony. A reception will follow immediately in the hospital’s Noyes Conference Room.