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Ramon Rivera, MD's Fundraiser:

2016 TCS NYC Marathon

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Ramon Rivera, MD

THE STORY:

I’m Ramon Rivera, MD and I’m going the distance for our patients at Good Samaritan Hospital, Bon Secours Community Hospital and St. Anthony Community Hospital, members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network.

I am the Bariatric Director at Good Samaritan Hospital’s Weight Loss Surgical Institute and President and CEO of Tri-State Bariatrics, a multidisciplinary surgical weight loss program. I’ve worked at Good Samaritan Hospital as an advanced laparoscopic surgeon specializing in bariatric surgery for 11 years.  I’m honored to run this year’s 2016 TCS New York City Marathon in support of our patients through the Westchester Medical Center Foundation. 

I’ve been an avid runner since I was a child and ran track and field through college.  Raised in Manhattan, I grew up with the excitement of the New York City Marathon, and I ran my first New York City Marathon a few years ago. Outside of the hospital, I enjoy hiking, biking and other outdoor activities with my family near our home in New City. 

In many ways, I believe a marathon is similar to the journey of many of the patients that I work with each day who are trying to lose weight and get healthy. Preparing for a marathon is hard work, it is challenging and difficult at times, but in the end the satisfaction and the benefit is tremendous. By running the marathon in November, I hope to raise awareness and encourage people in our communities to embrace a physically active and healthy lifestyle.

Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, New York, is a 286-bed hospital providing emergency, medical, surgical, obstetrical/gynecological and acute care services to residents of Rockland and southern Orange Counties in New York; and northern Bergen County, New Jersey.  The hospital is home to a recognized cardiovascular program, comprehensive cancer treatment services, the area’s leading Wound and Hyperbaric Institute and outstanding maternal/child services that includes a Children’s Diagnostic Center. Good Samaritan Hospital is recognized as a Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery.

Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, New York serves its community with 122 beds for acute care and medical-surgical services, a 24-hour emergency department, long-term care and rehabilitation, a dedicated bariatric surgery unit, behavioral health, and outpatient services. 

St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, New York is a 60-bed hospital that is a primary resource for emergency, medical, surgical, obstetrical/gynecological and acute care services. 

Thank you for your support as I go the distance in support of our patients in November. 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$5,020

MONEY RAISED
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  • Karen Asch

    $10

  • Wayne Weiss

    $100

  • Jessica Basso

    $25

  • Howard Wilen

    $25

  • colleen roth

    $50

  • Karen Stanhope

    $25

  • Katrina Puckett, Recovery room, GSH

    $25

  • Kara Bennorth Hubertus

    $100

  • Joanne Silas

     

  • Keri Banta

    $25

  • Susan Epstein

    $75

  • Barbara McCann @ Carol Ellsworth

    $50

  • Access Physical Therapy & Wellness

    $200

  • Patty Reich

    $75

  • Lynn Beers

    $50

  • Tara

    $100

  • Richard & Kristine Vargas

    $50

  • Tom Clarke

    $50

  • Carol Trusky

    $25

  • Amanda Ramos

    $25

  • Peter Kwon, MD

    $1,000

  • Amanda Aletras

     

  • Jonathan Green

    $100

  • Mitzi Puskas

    $25

  • Jaime Cepeda

    $500

  • Winson Lo

    $250

  • Jennifer & Rob Weiner

    $50

  • Robert Stout

    $100

  • PETER SIMONSON

    $50

  • Mona Finn

    $50

  • Leyda Duran

    $25

  • Patricia McQuade

    $100

  • Barry Kraushaar, MD

     

  • Dr. Dominic & Betty Cappelleri

    $50

  • Audrey Cannizzaro

    $25

  • Maria Scaffidi

    $25

  • Laura De Andrade

    $50

  • Helen Mangan RN

    $25

  • James Weiden

    $25

  • Tristate Bariatrics

    $1,340

  • Pokhai Marth

    $20

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The Team: $42,757 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

George Prisco

Amount Raised

$8,901

Fundraiser Title

Adele Rushneck, RN

Amount Raised

$7,285

Fundraiser Title

Ken Goldberg

Amount Raised

$6,550

Fundraiser Title

Stephen Ferrando, MD

Amount Raised

$5,161

Fundraiser Title

Jean Lavin, RN

Amount Raised

$5,079

Fundraiser Title

Ramon Rivera, MD

Amount Raised

$5,020

Fundraiser Title

Marie-Michele Mugnos, PA

Amount Raised

$1,460

Fundraiser Title

Jessica Velez

Amount Raised

$1,335

Donor Comments

Pokhai Marth

Pokhai Marth

DONATION: $20

4 months ago

Tristate Bariatrics

Tristate Bariatrics

DONATION: $1,340

5 months ago

James Weiden

James Weiden

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Helen Mangan RN

Helen Mangan RN

DONATION: $25

GSH OR 5 months ago

Laura De Andrade

Laura De Andrade

DONATION: $50

5 months ago

Maria Scaffidi

Maria Scaffidi

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Audrey Cannizzaro

Audrey Cannizzaro

DONATION: $25

Run Ray Run we know you can do it. Thank you for all you do. See you at mile 13. Joe and Audrey 5 months ago

Dr. Dominic & Betty Cappelleri

Dr. Dominic & Betty Cappelleri

DONATION: $50

We are proud to support you! 5 months ago

Barry Kraushaar, MD

Barry Kraushaar, MD

Run Ramon Run! 5 months ago

Patricia McQuade

Patricia McQuade

DONATION: $100

For all the great things that you have done and will continue to do in our community! 5 months ago