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LUTHERAN HEALTHCARE ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO ITS BOARD OF TRUSTEES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LUTHERAN HEALTHCARE ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO ITS BOARD OF TRUSTEES

April 26, 2007, Brooklyn, New York…Lutheran HealthCare (LHC) welcomes its newest member of the Board of Trustees, Joseph Lodato, a senior vice president and director of Equities Compliance at Lehman Brothers, Inc. He is a resident of Port Chester, New York. In addition, six members of the board have taken on new roles.

  • Thomas J. Edwards is the new chair of the LHC Board of Trustees. Edwards, who previously served as vice chair, is a well-known and highly regarded Brooklyn community leader. Currently retired, he was a senior vice president for Verizon Communications. He lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. (Editors note: More detailed information is available in a separate release).
  • Emma Graeber Porter is a self-employed information technology consultant who resides in Manhattan. She was elected as the board's newest vice chair. Porter previously served as assistant secretary of the board.
  • Gerald Luterman is the executive vice president and chief financial officer of KeySpan Energy. He lives in Connecticut and was reelected as vice chair of the board.
  • Miriam Katowitz is the chief operating officer of the Educational Alliance. She resides in Brooklyn and was reelected as treasurer of the board.
  • Brenda Grandell is a director with Legg Mason, Inc. She resides in Brooklyn and was reelected as secretary of the board.
  • Kathryn S. Wylde is the president and chief executive officer of the Partnership for New York City. She is a resident of Shore Road, Brooklyn and has been elected assistant secretary of the board. She previously served as the board's chair.

The LHC Board of Trustees is a diverse group of people who are dedicated to improving the community and its health. The group serves a critical role in strengthening and reinforcing Lutheran's impact in the neighborhoods it serves. The board meets regularly to help guide the medical advances and health awareness efforts of the 124-year-old institution and ensures that the goal to serve the community remains the major driving focus of each decision.

As Brooklyn's premier health care network, Lutheran HealthCare (LHC) is a comprehensive medical and social support system committed to providing services for the whole person -- physically, emotionally and spiritually. The LHC system of community health providers includes Lutheran Medical Center, the Lutheran Family Health Centers, Lutheran Augustana Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation, Community Care Organization, Inc, Health Plus, senior housing programs and more. Learn about LHC and its 124-year-old commitment to serving Brooklyn neighborhoods by visiting www.LutheranMedicalCenter.com.

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