2006-09-29 / Community

Peninsula Hospital Center To Honor Nursing Home Administrator

Pictured: Michael Melnicke, nursing home administrator and a member of the PHC Board of Directors, will be honored at the Peninsula Hospital Center's 99th Anniversary Ball.
Pictured: Michael Melnicke, nursing home administrator and a member of the PHC Board of Directors, will be honored at the Peninsula Hospital Center's 99th Anniversary Ball. Michael Melnicke, a nursing home administrator, ambassador, chaplain, board member, husband, father and grandfather, will be honored by Peninsula Hospital Center at its upcoming 99th Anniversary Ball as a recipient of the Hospital Center's Outstanding Trustee Award.

Melnicke has spent many years dedicated to health care in many professional roles. He is the Administrator of Rockaway Care Center and also operates Park Nursing Home, Regency Extended Care Center, Hempstead Park Nursing Home and Caton Park Nursing Home in Brooklyn. He is a member of the American College of Health Care Facilities, where he serves as a guest lecturer and as an advisory committee member for the Reimbursement for Health Care, Laws Pertaining to Safety and Infection Control and Union Negotiations. He is also a member of the Southern New York Health Care Facilities Association, the Greater New York Health Care Association and Association for Practitioners in Infection Control. Melnicke sits on the Board of Trustees of Metropolitan College of New York and Long Island University and serves on the Board of Directors of the Association for Geriatric Care and the American Parkinson's Disease Association.

Melnicke serves as a Chaplain and lecturer for many local, State and Federal law enforcement agencies. He is a member of the International Conference of Police Chaplains, the New York Board of Rabbis, serves as Director of the New York and Federal Law Enforcement Foundations and holds the position of Ambassador-at-Large for the Nation of Grenada. Melnicke also sits on the Board of Directors of Agudath Israel of America, the American Jewish Congress and the Israel Humanitarian Foundation. He is a long-standing member of the Board of Directors of Peninsula Hospital Center as well as a Hospital Center Benefactor.

Melnicke is a devoted father who remains actively involved in the education of all of his children and serves on the Board of Yeshiva Beth Israel. He and his wife, Briendy, live in Brooklyn. They have five children and eleven grandchildren.

The Hospital Center will also be honoring Dr. Moo Young Jun, Department of Surgery, Division of Head and Neck, with this year's Most Distinguished Physician Award. Steven Greenberg, another member of the Hospital Center's Board of Directors, will also receive an Outstanding Trustee Award. The Community Service Award this year will go to Daniel F. Mundy, Chairman, PHC Community Advisory Council.

The theme of this year's gala is, "You've Gotta Have Heart!" - which echoes the overall spirit of the Hospital Center as it moves toward the implementation of its multi-million dollar Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. The 99th Anniversary Ball will be held at The Sands in Atlantic Beach on Saturday, October 28, 2006. Tickets for the ball are available at the Hospital Center's External Affairs Department. For further information about this year's distinguished honorees, or for additional information about this year's gala event, call (718) 734-2505.

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