Hospital CEO to Speak at Chamber Breakfast
Kevin Lawlor, CEO of Huntington Hospital, will be speaking at the March 19 Huntington Chamber of Commerce networking breakfast at the Huntington Yacht Club.
Lawlor was named Huntington Hospital’s leader in 2005. He joined the hospital as chief financial officer in 1989, retaining that title and also assuming the position of executive vice president in 2001. In that capacity, he was responsible for the overall financial management of the hospital as well as numerous other administrative and operational responsibilities.
Prior to joining Huntington, Lawlor held financial management positions at Community Hospital of Western Suffolk, Brookhaven Memorial Hospital and the Episcopal Health System.
He is a fellow and former president of the New York chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He also served on the finance and executive committees of the Nassau Suffolk Hospital Council, and on the Healthcare Association of New York State’s (HANYS) Committee on Finance.
Lawlor earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at Hofstra University, and a master’s degree in public administration at Long Island University.
The ticket fee to attend the breakfast is $25 for members, $35 for non-members.
Women's History Month Presentation Focuses on Seedy Victorian New York
The Town will be noting women's history month on Friday with a lecture by Dr. Harriet Davis-Kram of Queens College and the New York Council for the Humanities.
"A Peek at the Underside of American History: Murder Most Foul" will discuss the struggles women faced in New York City during the Victorian era.
While much of the city was enjoying a fair amount of prosperity and building fancy homes and shops, many thousands of residents had to live in filthy tenements without clean water, decent lighting, health care or any of the amenities most New Yorkers take for granted today (as did many during the Gaslight Era).
Housing was overcrowded and conducive to the spread of disease - both physical and social. Crime was an everyday affair, and neighborhood residents often relied on gangsters and corrupt political organizations for aid in emergencies. Social services were not then considered a government responsibility.
Among the most abused victims of this system were young women. In a world where women were not considered able to do most paid jobs, and were paid considerably less than men for those jobs they were allowed to do, women alone or with small children to support were often left with a choice between the streets and the poor house.
In New York, "the poor house" meant Bellevue Hospital, which after the Civil War had a population that was almost 70 percent female. Many young women avoided the poor house only to become victims of the streets, where prostitution usually meant an early death from disease or violence.
The lecture will take place at the Huntington Senior Center at 1:45 p.m.
Town Councilman Mark Mayoka will be giving a presentation on identity theft in the Senior Center Dining Room on Monday at 1:30 p.m.
The Town's Youth Council Science Forum will be held at Town Hall on Monday at 7 p.m.
Experts will discuss how to take your business to the next level after Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.
There is a town planning board meeting Wednesday and a town zoning board meeting Thursday. PDF agendas are attached.