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Goodbye, Mr. Mundy!: Long-time president and chief executive officer at New York Methodist Hospital Mark J. Mundy is retiring this December after 26 years of leadership.
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Standing O hears that Mark J. Mundy, long-time president and chief executive officer at New York Methodist Hospital, will be hanging up his briefcase and retiring after 26 years of leadership in December. He is the eighth president and chief executive officer, having assumed the reins in 1990.

The healing center is now on the lookout, nationwide, for someone to fill his shoes.

“After more than quarter-century of steadfast leadership, we congratulate Mark Mundy on a well-deserved retirement,” said Reverend John E. Carrington, chairman of the Board of Trustees. “Under Mark’s direction, our more-than-a-century-old hospital underwent a stunning transformation to the modern, acute-care teaching hospital it is today.”

It has been an honor and privilege to help meet the healthcare needs of Brooklyn’s residents for more than 25 years, said Mark.

“Working with the more than 4,000 dedicated professionals who have served our Brooklyn communities has been an honor,” he said.

Standing O wishes the exiting executive a well-deserved retirement.

New York Methodist Hospital [506 Sixth St. between Seventh and Eight avenues in Park Slope, (718) 780–3000].

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The Greater New York Councils of the Boy Scouts of America will participate in the Boy Scouts’ new Lion Cub program, kicking off this fall. The program is designed to introduce kindergarten-age boys and their families to the fun and values of scouting at an earlier age than previously offered.

Cubs will learn the traditional scouting concepts of character development, personal fitness, citizenship, and leadership skills through activities and events that are designed for kindergarteners and their families.

“The new Lion program provides dynamic and creative experiences that ignite the imagination and prepare the boys for the benefits of scouting,” said Ethan Draddy, scout executive.

At the end of a year, cubs can continue to other scouting programs that are offered.

Boys must be 5 years old this fall to enroll.

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