About Winthrop-University Hospital
Founded in 1896 by a group of local physicians and concerned citizens, Long Island's first voluntary hospital is a 591-bed university-affiliated medical center and New York State-designated Regional Trauma Center which offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. Winthrop-University Hospital is a major regional healthcare resource with a deep commitment to medical education and research, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services.
In 2010, Winthrop provided inpatient care for 33,082 men, women, and children. There were over 66,000 emergency visits and 4,632 childbirths logged for the year. More than 3,802 electrophysiology procedures and 4,892 cardiac catheterizations were performed. Over 18,500 surgical procedures were completed, including 458 open-heart operations. Winthrop's certified Home Health Agency and its Long Term Homecare Program provided over 121,000 visits to community residents.
The Hospital employs 6,000 dedicated and caring individuals, including nearly 1,500 nurses and 1,525 full-time and voluntary attending medical staff. Winthrop offers a broad range of inpatient and outpatient programs and services for the newborn through the elderly, primarily from Nassau, Suffolk and Queens Counties on Long Island, in a dynamic, progressive environment.
As a multifaceted institution, Winthrop offers an extensive range of services in the following areas: an expanded Emergency Department, including a 9-bed Fast Track Unit, comprehensive 15-bed Chest Pain Rule-Out Unit, a separate 4,500 square foot 10-bed Pediatric Emergency Unit equipped with the latest technology, and an emergency diagnostic imaging center – the Phyllis & Nathan J. Mistretta Emergency Diagnostic Imaging Center includes a dedicated CT scanner and additional x-ray and digital imaging technology for fast and accurate diagnoses of emergency room patients.
The Institute for Heart Care offers advanced diagnostics and disease prevention programs as well as sophisticated medical treatment and rehabilitation and a superior cardiac surgery program. Winthrop's Cardiac Surgery Program has long been a benchmark for open-heart surgery in New York State. To meet the growing need for services and to support the staff’s extraordinary level of treatment, a 26,000-square-foot Heart Surgery Center houses 26 telemetry beds and 22 intensive care rooms. The Institute’s John D. Miller Interventional Cardiology Pavilion includes a technologically advanced Electrophysiology Center and a state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization Center.
The Institute for Cancer Care, a Category 1 Cancer Center, provides the full spectrum of care from advanced diagnostic technology through surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, including a dedicated Outpatient Radiation Oncology Center. Psychosocial support services are also available for adults, and for children and adolescents in Winthrop’s Cancer Center for KIDS, including the SOAR Program to support pediatric cancer patients academically during and after treatment and the Powerful Me program, an educational health enrichment program for young women currently undergoing treatment and female cancer survivors. In 2005, Winthrop's CyberKnife Center opened to provide state-of-the-science stereotactic radiosurgery for the full-body treatment of tumors and lesions previously considered untreatable using cruise-missile guided robotics technology.
Winthrop’s Diabetes Education Center was the first diabetes-education program in New York State to be accredited by the American Diabetes Association. A nationally recognized program that teaches vital, comprehensive disease management techniques, the Center has been providing dedicated service to the Long Island community since 1979.
The Winthrop Dialysis Center, the largest hospital-based program in the region, is regarded as a model facility nationwide; apnea and other sleep disorders are diagnosed and corrected at the nationally accredited Sleep Disorders Center, a specialty service of The Institute for Lung Care. The Institute for Lung Care is staffed by nationally recognized pulmonary specialists, who provide the most advanced diagnostics and therapies to address the medical and quality-of-life needs of patients with a wide variety of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases.
Winthrop's Institute for Digestive Disorders is a comprehensive resource for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of digestive and nutritional problems. The growing reputation of Winthrop's Endoscopy specialists, and resultant increase in the number of patients seeking their sophisticated services, compelled the Hospital to expand and modernize its already comprehensive Endoscopy Suite. The McCann Endoscopy Center features six procedure rooms, 13 recovery stations, a 2-bed prep and recovery area exclusively for children, a nursing station dedicated to Endoscopy Center patients, a new patient changing and locker room, and patient/family waiting area.
Men, woman and children of all ages receive expert care from specialists in Winthrop’s Institute for Family Care. Women’s Health Services provides an array of diagnostic and treatment programs. Its obstetrics & gynecology program is known for its patient-centered philosophy, which puts the needs and preferences of women first. The 15,000-square-foot New Life Center houses 16 comfortably appointed Labor/Delivery/Recovery suites for expectant mothers. As a New York State-designated Regional Perinatal Center, Winthrop’s neonatal intensive care unit treats high-risk infants born at Winthrop, and cares for scores of seriously ill newborns transported annually to Winthrop from other hospitals for specialized treatment. Winthrop’s Children’s Medical Center provides a broad spectrum of pediatric programs, including primary/preventive care and a comprehensive range of sophisticated subspecialty services are offered for infants, children and adolescents in the 15,000-square-foot Hagedorn Pediatric In-patient Center. Awash in natural light and bright colors, the Center includes 32 beds in 20 patients rooms with sleeping accommodations for parents, an 8-room Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, 5 rooms dedicated to cancer patients and their families, and a large Child Life Activity Center and lounge where children can play and relax. And a comprehensive Pediatric Specialty Center offers a full range of outpatient services for children and adolescents.
The Institute for Neurosciences provides the full range of neurological services, including diagnostic, surgical, and radiologic treatment, and includes a 14-bed Neurological Intensive Care Unit, the first of its kind on Long Island. In addition, Winthrop is a New York State Department of Health-designated Stroke Center.
In addition, Winthrop’s Institute for Specialty Care offers a host of highly specialized programs including Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, and a Wound Healing Center and Hyperbaric Medicine Program.
Additional programs and services include the International Adoption Program; Winthrop’s Breast Imaging and Diagnostic Suite, which combines comprehensive screenings with diagnostic procedures in a technologically sophisticated yet patient-friendly facility; and the PET Imaging Center, where one of the most powerful imaging technologies available revolutionizes the diagnosis of many types of cancer as well as neurological and cardiovascular diseases.
The Long Island Regional Poison and Drug Information Center located at Winthrop serves as a valuable resource to healthcare professionals and the public.
Winthrop offers other centers of special care, addressing distinct health problems and supporting patient recovery and independence. These include Social Work Services, Case Management, Winthrop's Certified Home Health Agency, and Long Term Home Health Care.
As the Primary Teaching Affiliate of Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Winthrop has made a serious commitment to providing physicians with a rich, stimulating learning environment. Post-graduate training is offered through 21 approved Residencies and Fellowships in a wide range of disciplines, including cardiology, critical care medicine, endocrinology/metabolism, gastroenterology, geriatrics, hematology, infectious disease, internal medicine, nephrology, obstetrics & gynecology, oncology, pathology, pediatric endocrinology, pediatric pulmonology, general pediatrics, pulmonary medicine, radiology, rheumatology, pathology, general surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery.
In addition, Winthrop has committed significant resources to basic and clinical research, which is supported philosophically and financially by the Hospital, as well as by government grants and grants from individuals, foundations and corporations.
Winthrop is a member of the Long Island Health Network, which brings together 10 hospitals in Nassau and Suffolk counties, with a total of 2,725 beds, almost 1/3 of all licensed beds on Long Island. Member institutions include Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center; Good Samaritan Hospital/Medical Center; John T. Mather Memorial Hospital; Mercy Medical Center; New Island Hospital; St. Catherine of Sienna Hospital; St. Charles Hospital & Rehabilitation Center; St. Francis Hospital-The Heart Center; South Nassau Communities Hospital and Winthrop-University Hospital.
Ever changing and growing with the diverse community it serves, Winthrop-University Hospital is, in many ways, a unique institution, simultaneously large and small, regional as well as local. It successfully blends the progressive philosophy, sophistication and advances of a teaching and research institution with a very personal approach to patient care – an approach that has become the cornerstone of our organization.