Annual Lying-In Spring Luncheon Featuring Oscar de la Renta’s Fall 2017 Collection Raises Over $530,000 to Benefit NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

The annual Lying-In Luncheon to benefit the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology raised over $530,000 on Tuesday, May 9. Over 400 guests attended the event, which included a fashion show featuring Oscar de la Renta’s Fall 2017 collection, at Cipriani 42nd Street.

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Hosted by Dr. Laura L. Forese, executive vice president and chief operating officer of NewYork-Presbyterian, and Dr. Frank A. Chervenak, obstetrician and gynecologist-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, the luncheon’s main event featured an exclusive lineup of Oscar de la Renta’s Fall 2017 collection designed by Creative Directors Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia.

Funds from the event will benefit NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, whose specialties include general obstetrics/gynecology, gynecologic oncology, infectious disease and immunology, maternal/fetal medicine and reproductive endocrinology.

NewYork-Presbyterian’s leadership in women’s health dates back to 1799 with the founding of The Lying-In Hospital – New York’s first center devoted solely to the care of women in childbirth. Today, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is a leader in its field, setting standards in patient care, research, training and community outreach.

The Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns, which will be located on the top six floors of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center’s David H. Koch building, will help continue the mission and commitment to excellence in clinical care, education and the empowerment of patients. When completed, in 2020, this innovative facility will triple the current capacity to care for women and newborns at the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell campus.

Guests included Luncheon co-chairs Serena Boardman, Francesca Allen Bodini, Melissa Meister, Jennifer H. Millstone, Alexia Hamm Ryan and Clémence von Mueffling. Additional guests included Bara Tisch, Juju Chang, Judith Giuliani and Nicky Hilton Rothschild.

Oscar de la Renta 

Oscar de la Renta is one of the world’s leading luxury goods brands. The New York based house, established in 1965 by its namesake, and currently under the creative direction of Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia, produces a full line of women’s shoes, handbags, jewelry, bridal, children’s and home décor, in addition to its signature women’s ready-to-wear collection. 



NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the nation’s most comprehensive healthcare delivery networks, focused on providing innovative and compassionate care to patients in the New York metropolitan area and throughout the globe. In collaboration with two renowned medical school partners, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian is consistently recognized as a leader in medical education, groundbreaking research and clinical innovation. 

NewYork-Presbyterian has four major divisions: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is ranked #1 in the New York metropolitan area by U.S. News and World Report and repeatedly named to the magazine’s Honor Roll of best hospitals in the nation; NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network is comprised of leading hospitals in and around New York and delivers high-quality care to patients throughout the region; NewYork-Presbyterian Physician Services connects medical experts with patients in their communities; and NewYork-Presbyterian Community and Population Health features the hospital’s ambulatory care network sites and operations, community care initiatives and healthcare quality programs, including NewYork Quality Care, established by NewYork-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell and Columbia. 

NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the largest healthcare providers in the U.S. Each year, nearly 40,000 NewYork-Presbyterian professionals deliver exceptional care for more than 4 million patient visits.


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