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Northeast Center for Special Care Physician Honored by
Alumni with Humanitarian Award
Kingston, NY, May 22, 2008: Dr. Martin “Fritz” Stein, an
internist, Nephrologist, retired Army colonel and hospital medical
director, and consulting physician at the Northeast Center for Special
Care in Lake Katrine, NY, was honored by the Albany Medical College Alumni
Association with its Humanitarian Award.
The award was presented at the 2008 Reunion Weekend during the
Annual Alumni Awards Program Luncheon held in the State Room of the Albany
Medical Center in Albany, NY. The award was presented by Dr. Tyrone D.
Bristol, President of the Alumni Association.
Dr. Stein, a graduate of the class of 1962, was honored by the Alumni
Association “as one who cares for those who have been abandoned or
forgotten.” Dr. Stein’s experience as an army physician was noted, as
well as his volunteer work, which includes six voluntary tours of duty at
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. Dr. Stein was cited for his
work treating soldiers with traumatic brain injuries, amputations, and
severe burns, as well as his advocacy work with civic groups to promote
the donation of phone cards for wounded troops at Landstuhl so they could
communicate with their families and friends, and for his work with
traumatic brain injury survivors at Northeast Center for Special Care.
During his long career Dr. Stein has been a resident physician at St. Luke’s
Hospital and at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in New York
City, and at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Yonkers, NY. Dr. Stein, a Colonel
in the U.S. Army Reserves (Ret.), joined the Northeast Center for Special
Care in 2006.
The staff, Resident-Neighbors, and families of the entire Northeast Center
for Special Care community congratulate Dr. Stein for receiving this
Anthony Salerno, founder of the Northeast Center for Special Care, said of
Dr. Stein, “Fritz Stein is the model of the American citizen soldier. He
has always put the needs of our wounded heroes first, just as he puts the
needs of his patients above himself. In his communications from Landstuhl,
he gave us a unique and personal glimpse into the remarkable courage and
determination of our wounded warriors. This Memorial Day, as we honor the
fallen soldiers of every generation who have obtained and preserved our
freedom, we have among us in Fritz Stein a man who defines the meaning of
duty, honor, and country. As an outstanding physician, soldier, and
humanitarian, he sets a standard to which we may all aspire, but few
achieve. We are all very grateful to Dr. Martin Stein.”
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Media contact: Northeast
Center for Special Care, Deborah Muise, Media and Public Relations
Northeast Center for Special Care is a state-of-art
rehabilitation program for individuals with brain injury, neurobehavioral
disorders, spinal cord injury, and ventilator dependency. Established in
1999, it is located on a 39-acre campus in the beautiful Hudson Valley.
The mission of Northeast Center for Special Care is rehabilitation,
recovery and community reentry for individuals with disabilities. Since
its inception, hundreds of individuals have "graduated" from its
programs and have moved on to integrated settings in their communities.
Northeast Center has been honored with numerous awards including: The New
York State Health Facilities Association’s (NYSHFA) Clinical and Quality
Services Committee 2007 Innovative Practices Award, The Advance Magazine
Award for Innovative Clinical Program, The American Association for
Respiratory Care Quality Respiratory Care Recognition Award for 2003,
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, The Gateway Community Industries Employer of
the Year award and the Mid-Hudson Employment Alliance Outstanding Employer
of Individuals with Disabilities.
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