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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

Long Island Foundation's Generosity Changes Lives at Winthrop's Hempstead Pediatric Clinic

(L.-R.) Elizabeth Mavro, MBA, Development Associate - Grants at Winthrop; Melanie Moreno, Certified Child Life Specialist; Nicole Almeida, MS, CCLS, Director of the Child Life Program at Winthrop (seated, right); and Lynn Drucker, Assistant Vice President of Annual and Major Gifts, with patients.

The continuing generosity of the Melville- based Long Island Community Foundation (LICF) has changed the lives of young patients and their families at Winthrop-University Hospital's Hempstead Pediatric Clinic, thanks to the renewal of a $50,000 grant.

This is the second grant from LICF, following a $50,000 grant in 2011 that allowed a part-time Child Life Specialist to be hired in the medically underserved com- munity. After seeing the outstanding results of this contribution, the renewal has enabled Certified Child Life Specialist Melanie Moreno, who is bilingual, to stay on full-time. Ms. Moreno works exclusively with families at the Hempstead pediatric practice.

"It's impossible to overstate how meaningful this grant is to the practice and the community," said Lynn Drucker, Assistant Vice President of Annual and Major Gifts at Winthrop. "Melanie has built a trusting relationship with the community, which in turn has made kids healthier. The practice and the people are thriving."

Certified Child Life Specialist Melanie Moreno engages with young pediatric patients at Winthrop's Hempstead Pediatric Clinic.

Child Life Specialists work closely with patients and their families to provide children with a sense of control, according to Warren Rosenfeld, MD, Chairman of Pediatrics at Winthrop. "This program is a vital component of the comprehensive pediatric care that patients receive at Winthrop, and my heartfelt thanks go out to the Long Island Community Foundation, whose generous contributions enable our Child Life team to meet the needs of our pediatric patients and their families at our Hempstead pediatric practice."

For more information about the Child Life Program at Winthrop, call 1-866-WINTHROP or visit