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CornerStone Vol. 25, No. 1, Summer 2015
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Winthrop's Medically Supervised Weight Management Program Helps Local Residents
Winthrop Elects Two New Members to its Board of Directors
In Memoriam
College-bound Student Athlete Finds Relief from Sinusitis
New Research and Academic Center Celebrates Grand Opening
Winthrop Recognized by U.S. News & World Report for Outstanding Pediatric Care
New Drugs, New Hope for Patients Facing Lung Cancer
Winthrop Earns Designation as a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the ACR
New Equipment Enhances Care for Pediatric Airway Emergencies
Grateful Family Gives Back to NICU
The Kornreich Family Makes Donation in Honor of Young Patient
A Leader in Research
Sports Medicine Program Gives Back to the Community with Student Athlete Scholarships
Long Island's First and Only Baby-Friendly Hospital
Celebration of the Theresa M. Santmann Biomedical Research Laboratory Signals Final Stage of the Opening of the Research and Academic Center
A Bite of Hope for Pediatric Diabetes Patients
The Starlight Foundation Delivers Tablets to Pediatric Inpatient Center
Winthrop Partners With Local Boy Scout to Provide Vital Resource to the Mineola Community
Once Again, Winthrop Earns Designation As NAEC Level 4 Epilepsy Center
Ninth Annual Black & White Ball Raises More Than $300,000 for Winthrop's CCFK
Spirit of Children Brings the Spirit of Philanthropy to Cancer Center for Kids
A Lap Goes a Long Way for Child Life at Winthrop
Verizon Foundation Helps Give Patients and Their Families Peace of Mind
Local Kiwanis Club Shows Continued Support
The Book Fairies Make a Special Delivery
A Cause to Celebrate Raises Nearly $120,000 for Winthrop's Child Life Program
An Evening in Tuscany - Gala Raises Over $950,000 for Winthrop
30th Anniversary Golf Tournament Raises $650,000 for Winthrop's Research Programs
Ask the Expert - Women's Health: Bladder and Pelvic Floor Disorders
Glen Oaks Country Club Shows Continued Support for Winthrop
Senator Jack M. Martins Delivers Toys to Young Patients
New York Islanders Bring Cheer to Young Patients
An Early Mother's Day at Winthrop
The Irish American Golf Club Makes Donation in Honor of Former Captain
Yuletide Ball Raises Over $216,000 for Child Life Program
 

Once Again, Winthrop Earns Designation As NAEC Level 4 Epilepsy Center

Patients with epilepsy face significant chal- lenges. Characterized by disabling seizures triggered by abnormal activity in the brain cells, the disease can manifest itself through a range of symptoms, from minor physical signs and thought disturbances to traumatic physical convulsions. At Winthrop, a skilled team of technicians and physicians understands these challenges and considers addressing them tantamount to providing the best care possible – which is why the Hospital is proud to once again have been recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center, the highest level of certification.

Some members of the Winthrop Comprehensive Epilepsy Center team.

“We at Winthrop are proud of our Level 4 designation by the NAEC,” said Mark Stecker, MD, PhD, Chairman of the Department of Neurosciences. “It reflects the sophisticated program that we have at Winthrop, as well as the quality of the physicians and staff that make this possible.”

Several types of seizures are easy to control and many patients are well enough between episodes to lead normal lives.

However, about 30 percent of the estimated three million Americans with epilepsy suffer with persistent seizures, which is why the best care is so important.

“The Winthrop Comprehensive Epilepsy Center brings expert and individualized treatment plans to Long Island for all people suffering with epilepsy, even those with the most difficult to control seizures,” said David Friedman, MD, Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Winthrop. “A Level 4 Center accreditation by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers signifies our ability to provide cutting-edge patient care with both medical and surgical expertise. Our team provides a comprehensive approach and collaborates with neuropsy- chologists, neuroradiologists, social workers and experts in behavioral health to strive for epilepsy care of the highest quality.”

Level 4 Epilepsy Centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the more complex forms of intensive neuro- diagnostics monitoring, as well as more extensive medical, neuropsychological and psychosocial treatment. Fourth level centers also offer a complete evaluation for epilepsy, surgery, including intracranial electrodes, and provide a broad range of surgical procedures for epilepsy.

Winthrop’s dedicated Epilepsy Monitoring Unit offers prolonged 24/7 moni- toring and is equipped with video electro- encephalography (EEG) monitoring.
An important goal of the Winthrop Comprehensive Epilepsy Center includes seizure reduction, and possible seizure elimination with medical and surgical therapies. If one is considered a candidate for surgery, decision making is made through an integrated alliance with the epilepsy treatment team, primary care physician and patient. The Center offers access to community resources, health information provided by epilepsy health professionals, and psycho- social support to help surmount challenges presented by the disease.

For more information about the Winthrop Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, call 1-866-WINTHROP.