This Monday, Atiya Butler, left, Elmhurst Hospital Center’s director of external affairs and marketing, was honored as part of a Women’s History Month celebration hosted by Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Bronx, Queens).
Butler has helped improve patient care in working-class and immigrant communities of Queens, a statement from Crowley said.
“I am fortunate enough to be able to work in a field where I can make a real difference and help provide women and their families with access to high-quality healthcare,” Butler said, adding she was “deeply honored” by the recognition.
The 12th annual celebration, which took place at the New York Botanical Garden’s Stone Mill in the Bronx, also recognized Lisa Sorin, executive director of the nearby Westchester Square Business Improvement District.
“Holding this event each year is important because we get to showcase powerful role models for the young women in our own communities,” Crowley said.