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- Winthrop-University Hospital Celebrates Grand Opening of Naidu Family Multi Purpose Room
- January 12, 2016
Mineola, NY – The Naidu family believes strongly in philanthropy, and in Winthrop-University Hospital. So when Srihari Naidu, MD, Director, Cardiac Cath Lab, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program and HCM Center at Winthrop-University Hospital, asked his father, Sriram Naidu, also a physician, to partner with him supporting Winthrop in the creation of its new Research and Academic Center, the latter did not hesitate. The Winthrop community gathered with the Naidu family recently for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the vast capabilities of the Naidu Family Multi Purpose Room.
“Winthrop is an amazing place,” said Dr. Srihari Naidu, who has worked at the Hospital for nearly a decade. “My family engendered a drive in me and a value on hard work. I have a lot to be thankful for, and it’s important to do everything you can for your family and your institution.” His father, while not an employee of the Hospital, has a relationship with Winthrop that dates back 30 years. The outpouring of support was a reflection of the Naidu family’s deep history with the Hospital and included family, close friends, colleagues, former patients, Hospital Administration and other members of the Winthrop community.
The Naidu Family Multi Purpose Room, located on the ground floor of the state-of-the-science building, is designed to be a flexible classroom, meeting and innovative gathering space for the Hospital and community. Along with their belief in philanthropy, the Naidu family’s history in medicine inspired them to select the vital functions of this room for their support.
“The Naidu Family Multi Purpose Room is an integral part of the Research and Academic Center, and serves as a foundation for breakthrough research and scientific accomplishment,” said John F. Collins, President and CEO of Winthrop. “Thank you for your continuous effort in research and spreading the word that Winthrop is serious about finding a cure for diabetes.”
Dr. Naidu was one of many members of the Winthrop Medical Staff to partake in the Hospital’s first major internal philanthropy campaign, which has been a great success—contributions by the Medical Staff to the 95,000-square-foot building exceeded five million dollars.
E. Ramone Segree, Vice President of Development, welcomed guests to the opening and described the praise he heard about the Naidu family from guests. “This is an amazing family focused on clinical care and academics, who take pride in research. Their gift to the Research and Academic Center is deeply appreciated,” said Mr. Segree.
“I am happy to help a hospital who has helped the community at large so much,” said Dr. Sriram Naidu.
For more information about Winthrop’s Research and Academic Center and ways to give, call the Office of Development at (516) 663-2706.
Pictured at the Naidu Family Multi Purpose Room ribbon-cutting ceremony are (l.-r.) E. Ramone Segree, Vice President of Development at Winthrop; John F. Collins, President and CEO at Winthrop; Sriram Naidu, MD; Srilata Naidu, MD; Saraswathi Naidu, MD; and Srihari Naidu, MD, Director, Cardiac Cath Lab, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program and HCM Center at Winthrop.
Srihari Naidu, MD, Director, Cardiac Cath Lab, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program and HCM Center at Winthrop (right) with his father, Srihari Naidu, MD.