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CornerStone Vol. 24, No. 2 Fall 2014
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First-Rate Pulmonary Rehab Program Helps 9/11 First Responder Get His Life Back
Winthrop Elects Two New Members to its Board of Directors
Winthrop Opens Urgent Care Center
U.S. News & World Report Names Winthrop Among the Best in the New York Metro Area
At Winthrop, No Man is an Island
Spotlight on Community Gifts Campaign
Hospital Participates in Major International Trial
Generous Grant Supports Alzheimer's Research at Winthrop
Winthrop Opens New Center for Adult Congenital Heart Disease
New Treatment Improves the Lives of Patients With MR
Swimming with Purpose: Annual Event Raises Pivotal Support for Child Life Program
A Cause to Celebrate Raises More Than $147,000 for Child Life Program
A Celebration of Life: Winthrop's 16th Annual Cancer Survivor's Day
Unique Partnership Supports Families Facing Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders
29th Annual Golf Tournament Raises $649,000+ for Winthrop Research and Academic Center
Eighth Annual Black & White Ball Raises Nearly $270,000 for Winthrop's CCFK
Eight and Forty Makes Donation to Department of Pediatrics
Richard A. Newhouse, Jr., Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Long Island Foundation's Generosity Changes Lives at Winthrop's Hempstead Pediatric Clinic
Running for a Reason
National Awards Recognize Quality Breast Health Care
Once Again, Winthrop Earns Designation as a NAEC Level 4 Epilepsy Center
New Patient Family Advisory Council
The STAR Program: Enhancing the Hospital Experience for Children With Special Needs
Winthrop: A Pioneer in the Use of Technology to Enhance Patient Care and Safety
Winthrop Debuts New Ambulances
Nurse Goes Above and Beyond the Call of Duty
Winthrop Receives "Found Money"
Garden City Foundation Continues the Tradition of Making 'Miracles' for Winthrop's CCFK
Twinkle Town Makes Colorful Donation to Winthrop Kids
Milestone Golf Outing to Benefit the CCFK is a Record-Breaking Success
WiSH Clinic Opens
Surviving the Holidays
Hospital Celebrates Expansion With Dedication of New Specialty Center East
Winthrop Unveils New "Welcome" Sign
Winthrop Opens Manhattan's First and Only CyberKnife® Center

Richard A. Newhouse, Jr., Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

John F. Collins, Winthrop's President and CEO (left), and Charles M. Strain, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Winthrop (right), present long-serving Winthrop Board member, Richard A. Newhouse, Jr., with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

In gratitude for his remarkable lifetime of service to Winthrop and the communities it serves, John F. Collins, President and CEO of Winthrop, and Charles M. Strain, Chairman of the Board of Directors, were pleased to present longtime Board of Directors member, Richard A. Newhouse, Jr., with the Winthrop-University Hospital Lifetime Achievement Award on June 10, 2014.

A dedicated businessman, Mr. Newhouse has exhibited unwavering loyalty to his personal business, R.A. Newhouse Inc., as well as to Winthrop over the years. He has been a member of the Winthrop Board of Directors since 1986, serving as Chairman from 2000-2003. Mr. Newhouse also served several terms as the Board's Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee. His involvement in numerous other Board initiatives includes his service on the Executive, Development, Joint Conference, Planning and the Quality/Assurance Risk Management Committees. He also chaired the Board's Medical Education and Research Committee.

Mr. Newhouse's association with Winthrop predates his Board service, however. He was born at Winthrop, then known as Nassau Hospital, in 1942.

"I have strong feeling and love for the Hospital," said Mr. Newhouse recently.

One such example of Mr. Newhouse's commitment to working with Hospital Administration to put new initiatives into place for the benefit of patients and their families was his involvement in establishing the Hospital's Chaplaincy Program a unique service whereby healthcare professionals and spiritual leaders work together to treat the body, mind and spirit. As a man of deep faith, Mr. Newhouse connected with the need for such a program at Winthrop.

Mr. Newhouse celebrates with his wife, Tracy, and son, Andrew.

"The holistic approach to care is important. Doctors and nurses can help you physically but if you can be treated mentally and spiritually as well, the end result will be even better," said Mr. Newhouse, who, along with his family, dedicated a room in memory of his mother, Marguerite S. Newhouse, in the Hospital's Serenity Chapel.

Winthrop's Lifetime Achievement Award is certainly an admirable honor of which Mr. Newhouse's colleagues feel he is very deserving.

"Dick Newhouse is someone who has distinctively gone about his duties and viewed them not as duties, but as a responsibility to his fellow man. He's done it with distinction, class and first-rate impact," said Winthrop Board member Ed Travaglianti. "If there's anyone who deserves a lifetime achievement award, it's Dick Newhouse."

"Dick is one of the most caring people you'll ever meet," said John T. Lane, Winthrop board member and Chairman of the Nominating Committee for the award. "He cares about his family and about this institution."

"I feel honored and very humbled," concluded Mr. Newhouse. "You do things in your life because you want to do them you try to be helpful and caring. There are a number of wonderful people on the Board of Directors and in the Hospital, and it is very much of an honor to be recognized."