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RecoveRead Brings Book Donation to Hudson Valley Hospital Center


Cortlandt Manor, NY - (November 29, 2011) – Grace Ring knows what it’s like to be bored in a hospital bed with nothing to do.

But unlike many other kids who would flick on the TV or turn to their IPhone, Grace did something about it. The 14-year-old Yorktown girl started RecoverRead, a charity which donates books for young adults who visit the Hospital.

On Monday, Grace delivered 200 books to Hudson Valley Hospital Center to be used in the Hospital’s Emergency Department. Two large boxes filled with classics such as Dr. Seuss, Junie B. Jones series and others were presented to Dr. Ron Nutovits, Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at HVHC. 

“This is a wonderful gift to children who visit the Emergency Room,’’ said Nutovits. “We really appreciate Grace’s efforts.’’

RecoverRead teamed up with Barnes and Noble in Mohegan Lake to collect the books. Patrons of the book store are asked at the register if they want to pay to donate a book. Last year, RecoverRead collected 2,500 books and hopes to top that during this year’s drive, which ends December 31.


Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community.  In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs.  Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit