2005-09-30 / Community

PHC To Honor Marcus, Mure, Greco At Anniversary Ball

Dr. Steven Marcus 
Distinguished Physician AwardDr. Steven Marcus Distinguished Physician Award Stephen H. Marcus, M.D., Joseph Mure, Jr., Esq. and George L. Greco have been named honorees of Peninsula Hospital Center’s 98th Anniversary Ball to be held on October 29 at The Sands in Atlantic Beach.

Stephen H. Marcus, M.D., who will receive the Distinguished Physician Award, has been an attending physician at Peninsula Hospital Center since 1976, nearly 30 years. He currently serves as the Vice President of the Hospital Center’s Medical Board and was recently appointed Chief of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Marcus also maintains a private practice, South Island Orthopedic Group, PC, in Cedarhurst and in Long Beach, with his partners, Doctors Bleifer, Kipnis, Freeman and Ravner.

Joseph Mure, Esq. 
Community Service Award
Joseph Mure, Esq. Community Service Award A native of Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Marcus attended Cornell University and New York Medical College. He completed his internship at Stanford University in California before going on to a residency in orthopedic surgery at Albert Einstein Medical Center in New York City. His board certifications include being a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is a member of the New York State Orthopedic Association, New York State and Nassau County Medical Societies. Dr. Marcus also served his country in the U.S. Air Force as an orthopedic surgeon where he earned the rank of Major. At Peninsula Hospital Center, Dr. Marcus is very active as an instructor in the specialized orthopedic residency program as well as the supervising physician of the Orthopedic Center

George Greco 
Outstanding Trustee AwardGeorge Greco Outstanding Trustee Award Dr. Marcus and his wife, Judith, reside in Woodmere, New York with their children, Amy, Jenny and Gary.

George L. Greco has served on the Peninsula Hospital Center’s Board of Directors since his election to the Board in 2000. For several years prior to his appointment, he served on the Community Advisory Council as an advocate for the Hospital Center’s programs and services throughout the community.

Greco received his Bachelor of Science degree from Wagner College in 1981. He focused on economics in order to play an effective role in his family’s business, Midhattan Woodworking Corporation begun in 1932. Greco, a principal owner of Midhattan, is the third generation to head this successful architectural woodworking company.

In addition to his position at Midhattan Woodworking Corporation, Greco serves as the secretary of the Manufacturing Woodworkers Association of Greater New York, Inc. and an executive committee member. He also serves as a Board Member of the Tri-State Italian American Congress, which provides scholarship funding to qualified elementary and secondary school students so they may continue their education.

As a Trustee of the New York City District Council of Carpenters Charity Fund, Greco has been extremely instrumental in securing annual funding for Peninsula Hospital Center to further the development of vital services to the community.

Because of Greco’s well-known dedication to making life better for others, he received the coveted Distinguished Trustee Award from the United Hospital Fund in 2004. Greco is receiving the 2005 Peninsula Hospital Center’s Distinguished Trustee Award to commemorate his ongoing dedication and personal commitment to the hospital and to his community. His efforts in assisting the Hospital Center develop new and expanded programs and services are boundless, for example, the Pediatric Diabetes Center and the expansion of the Cardiac Telemetry Unit. One need only tell George Greco of a new project being planned for the future to hear his response: “What can I do to help?” Greco and his wife, Daniela, live in Neponsit, with their two daughters, Adriana and Juliana.

Joe Mure, Jr., Esq. is a current member of the Board of Directors of Peninsula Hospital Center, a practicing attorney, husband, father, community leader, and an unyielding proponent for the delivery of quality health care to all children but particularly those diagnosed with juvenile diabetes.

A native of Canarsie, Brooklyn, Mure is a graduate of Queens College and Touro College/Jacob D. Fuchsburg Law School. His community service career began in 1982 when he was in-strumental in the building of the Canarsie Youth Center. Immediately following 9/11 and the crash of AA Flight 587 in Belle Harbor, Joe Mure and his wife, Maritza, founded the Rockaway Children’s Fund and many children directly affected by both tragedies shared in the thousands of dollars he and his family raised. Peninsula Hospital Center has also been the beneficiary of Mure’s fundraising efforts and generosity. Substantial donations from Mure in 2004 and 2005 enabled the Hospital Center to retain the services of a pediatric endocrinologist able to treat children who might not ordinarily have access to such a specialist.

His many efforts led to the creation of the Brooklyn/Queens and Staten Island branches of the N.Y.C. Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, where he now serves as Vice President of Branch Development. In April of 2005, this organization singled him out as a distinguished honoree at their Queens/Kings Ball. Mure has received many honors over the years for public service, none the least of which was being named New Yorker of the Week by NY 1 and Deputy Grand Marshall of the Rockaway St. Patrick’s Parade.

Aside from his successful criminal defense law practice over the past 19 years and his deep commitment to the JDRF, he still finds the time to coach his sons’ Rockaway Little League teams! Mure and his wife, Maritza, live in Neponsit with their three children, Christina, Joey and Michael.

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