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Dr. Burton Grebin Of St. Mary's HealthcareSYSTEM For Children To Speak At Queens College Business Forum
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Phyllis Cohen Stevens
Deputy Director of News Services
(718) 997-5597

Maria Matteo
News Assistant
(718) 997-5593

Media Advisory for Friday, October 3, 2008, 8–10 am                           


-- Expanded Small Inpatient Facility Into a $100 Million Healthcare System Serving Over 4,000 of New York’s Special Needs Children Each Day --

WHAT:   Queens College Business Forum

Dr. Burton Grebin, President and CEO of St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children.  Under his direction, St. Mary’s grew from a small inpatient facility into a $100 million healthcare system that is nationally and internationally recognized for its revolutionary care strategies and programs for special needs children.

New York State Senator Kemp Hannon, Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Health, Assistant Majority Whip and Chair of the Health Budget Subcommittee, is regarded as an expert in the healthcare industry and a champion of reform.  He will speak on the state of healthcare legislation.

WHEN: Informal breakfast begins at 8 am
Formal program 8:30–10 am
Seating is limited and registration required:  718-997-5210 or

WHERE:  Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing
Student Union, 4th Floor
For directions, go to


Dr. Burton Grebin is President and CEO of St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children, the largest provider in the greater New York metropolitan area of home-care, inpatient and community services and programs for children with serious or life-threatening conditions.

Under Dr. Grebin’s pioneering leadership, St. Mary’s introduced the nation’s first pediatric palliative care program, the state’s first and largest pediatric long-term home healthcare and HIV/AIDS home-care programs, and New York City’s first certified traumatic brain injury service.  It was also responsible for creating one of only nine interdisciplinary pediatric feeding disorder programs in the country.

Dr. Grebin joined St. Mary’s in 1975 and was appointed Executive Director in 1982 and President and CEO in 1991.  Over the past 33 years, he has built a cohesive and experienced team of clinical managers and 1,000 employees dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for children and families with special needs. 

Previously, Dr. Grebin has served as Director of the Division of Pediatric Ambulatory Care at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (CPMC) in New York City.  He received his degree from New York Medical College and served a pediatrics residency and renal fellowship at CPMC’s Babies & Children’s Hospital.  /

Dr. Grebin has received numerous awards for his work and serves on several local, state and national boards at the professional and policy level./

The Queens College Business Forum was launched in the fall of 2005.  Sponsored by the Queens Borough President’s Office, the Queens Chamber of Commerce, Chase, Con Edison,  Farrell Fritz, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the Times Ledger, the forum acts as a catalyst within the diverse areas of Queens, bringing together the business community, local government, academia, and students to provide an opportunity for “town and gown” to interact.  Influential leaders in a number of fields serve as keynote speakers at a series of breakfast lectures, touching on issues vital to the Queens business community.  The forum’s theme, “Queens: A Catalyst for Success,” is reflected in the subject matter of the seminars.  Each forum fosters discussions that provide insight on how local businesses are seizing opportunities and profitably adapting to changes in business and regulatory conditions. 





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