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Cyndi Lauper to Perform at Silver Hill Hospital Gala on 11/20

On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, Silver Hill Hospital will hold its fourth annual fall gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. This year's Gala will honor longtime supporter and Board Director, Peter Busch Orthwein, and his wife, Beverly, and CNBC anchor, Lawrence Kudlow. In addition, there will be a special performance Cyndi Lauper.

Peter Orthwein, the Co-Founder and Chairman of Thor Industries, has been a Silver Hill Hospital board member since 2005 and chair of the Planning and Finance Committee. His dedication and brilliant leadership has been instrumental in guiding the Silver Hill through a significant financial turnaround, and his conscientious approach to this work is exemplified by its excellent financial condition. Beverly Orthwein serves as an active volunteer visiting the Acute Care Unit regularly to deliver compassionate support and hope to patients. Her loyal support of Silver Hill and numerous non-profit organizations is laudable and indicative of her generous spirit.

Lawrence Kudlow, anchor of CNBC's "The Kudlow Report," has a powerful story of recovery, and is a tireless advocate for promoting greater understanding and acceptance for those with addictions or mental illness. Silver Hill Hospital shares Mr. Kudlow's passion to eliminate stigmas surrounding these illnesses, and to inspire more patients to seek treatment.

Co-chairs for the 2013 Gala are Sigurd Ackerman, MD and Cecelia McCarton, MD, Michael Cominotto and Dennis Basso, Frederick Feiner, MD, and Vicki Feiner, Kirk Henckels and Fernanda Kellogg, Todd Hollander, DJ Cassidy, Jonny Podell, and Brittany Podell. Silver Hill Hospital's first Gala occurred in 2010 and was inspired by Mr. Cominotto and Mr. Basso to highlight the excellent treatment the hospital provides.

The Silver Hill Hospital Gala includes dinner, dancing to The Elements and a live auction. The Gala is a fundraiser to provide financial assistance for individuals who need Silver Hill's long-term residential treatment programs but are without adequate resources to cover the costs.

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact the Development Office at (203) 801-2398 or

In 1931 renowned psychiatrist Dr. John Millett was searching for a setting close to New York to open a small residential mental health clinic. A picturesque farmhouse on a pastoral site in New Canaan, Connecticut proved irresistible for what he envisioned. In just a few short years, Silver Hill achieved national recognition as a top tier psychiatric hospital, revered for expert and compassionate treatment for patients struggling with mental illness or addiction. A steadfast adherence to mission - "to provide the best treatment for mental illness and addiction; and to offer continuing support, counseling and education to patients and families in every phase of illness and recovery" - has shaped the hospital's growth over time. Today, Silver Hill, a not-for-profit hospital, provides comprehensive inpatient, residential and outpatient programs for adolescents and adults covering the full spectrum of psychiatric diagnoses. Our intensive treatment regimens are solely focused on getting patients better, inspiring hope, and helping them transition home to family and community. We pride ourselves on a very experienced, talented and dedicated clinical staff that includes eleven full-time psychiatrists with advanced sub-specialty training working with an expansive team of psychiatric nurses, social workers and counselors.

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