Southside Hospital has appointed Karen Grando to its Community Board. A steadfast supporter of the hospital for the past nine years, Ms. Grando is the chief executive officer of IAR, Inc., one of New York’s largest women owned businesses.
Ms. Grando, the honoree at the 2019 Southside Hospital Golf Classic, played an instrumental role in the success of the record-setting event, raising $545,000 to support the hospital’s capital improvements. Ms. Grando has been a member of the hospital’s Golf Classic Committee since 2017.
“We are honored to have Ms. Grando as our newest member of Southside Hospital’s community board,” said F.J. McCarthy, the hospital’s board chairman. “Ms. Grando’s experience, energy and creativity will be immediately impactful as the Board advances its mission of providing local guidance, community outreach and philanthropic support for the ongoing fundraising campaign.”
Ms. Grando is a resident of Bay Shore. She and her late husband, John, raised their four children in West Islip. Her children and 10 grandchildren all reside locally.