2011-07-15 / Community

Murphy Honored By United Hospital Fund


Seated left to right: Peggy Murphy; George F. Murphy, Esq. Standing left to right: Mary O’Hagan; Kathleen Schreiner; Robert V. Levine, president and Chief Executive Officer, Peninsula Hospital Center; Bruce J. Flanz, president and Chief Executive Officer, MediSys Health Network; George E. Murphy; John Pardo, vice president of Operations, PHC. Seated left to right: Peggy Murphy; George F. Murphy, Esq. Standing left to right: Mary O’Hagan; Kathleen Schreiner; Robert V. Levine, president and Chief Executive Officer, Peninsula Hospital Center; Bruce J. Flanz, president and Chief Executive Officer, MediSys Health Network; George E. Murphy; John Pardo, vice president of Operations, PHC. George F. Murphy, Esq. was recently honored by the United Hospital Fund at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, as one of its 2011 Distinguished Trustees. Murphy was selected by the Peninsula Hospital Center’s Board of Directors to receive this significant honor.

Murphy has been a member of the Peninsula Hospital Center’s Board of Directors since 1976 – more than 35 years. He has been a resident of the Rockaways for 78 years. As a native of the Rockaways, his interest in his community never waned and when he was asked by the Administrator and President of the Board of Directors at Peninsula Hospital Center to serve on its Board, Murphy eagerly did so. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Re- habilitation.

He considered it his mission as a Board member to disseminate information about the services and programs offered at the Hospital Center and to instill in the minds of community residents the true asset he believes it is to the community – a local hospital providing excellent health care – close to home.

Over the past 35 years, Mr. Murphy has watched the Hospital Center grow and expand into a medical facility about which he says the Rockaways can be proud.

He is extremely grateful and proud that he has been a part of its growth, expansion and history.

Murphy served in the United States Army for two years and was honorably discharged as a first lieutenant. After his discharge, he attended New York University School of Law and graduated with a Doctor of Law degree. He specialized in real estate law until his retirement. Married to his wife, Marguerite (Peggy), for 52 years, the couple has two children and five grandchildren.

For the past 35 years, the honoree has played a very active role on the Board of Directors, not only as a regular attendee and committee member, but as a representative of the community who brings to the Board a sense of community awareness and consideration. His first and foremost concern throughout the years of his service to the Board has always been, how well the Hospital Center serves its community and how it can continue to do so as it moves into the future.

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