New York State Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) returned to Blythedale this week to learn more about some of the Hospital's new initiatives and discuss advocacy strategies with Hospital leadership.

During his tour with Hospital President & CEO Larry Levine and Chief Legal, Planning and Government Relations Officer Adam Herbst, the Assemblyman learned more about the Hospital's specialized Assistive Technology program, 46-bed Infant & Toddler Unit, and comprehensive pediatric therapy program. In addition, he toured the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Pediatric Long Term Care Pavilion, and sat in on a recreation therapy session. The Assemblyman was in attendance for the Pavilion's ribbon-cutting in September 2016 and was able to see the facility at full capacity during his visit this week.

“Blythedale is an amazing place filled with very skilled, dedicated people helping a lot of special children with significant  challenges,” said Assemblyman Tom Abinanti. "It’s clear Blythedale’s staff is giving these kids a chance at life they would never otherwise have.”

"Assemblyman Abinanti has been a long-time friend of the Hospital, and we are grateful for his continued support on issues of vital importance to medically fragile children and their families," said Blythedale President and CEO Larry Levine. "It was a pleasure to bring him back and introduce him to some of our new initiatives, so he could see first-hand the impact that innovation in technology has on our patients."