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CornerStone Vol. 25, No. 1, Summer 2015
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NYU Winthrop's Medically Supervised Weight Management Program Helps Local Residents
NYU 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
NYU Winthrop Recognized by U.S. News & World Report for Outstanding Pediatric Care
New Drugs, New Hope for Patients Facing Lung Cancer
NYU 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
NYU Winthrop Partners With Local Boy Scout to Provide Vital Resource to the Mineola Community
Once Again, NYU Winthrop Earns Designation As NAEC Level 4 Epilepsy Center
Ninth Annual Black & White Ball Raises More Than $300,000 for NYU 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 NYU 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 NYU Winthrop's Child Life Program
An Evening in Tuscany - Gala Raises Over $950,000 for NYU Winthrop
30th Anniversary Golf Tournament Raises $650,000 for NYU Winthrop's Research Programs
Ask the Expert - Women's Health: Bladder and Pelvic Floor Disorders
Glen Oaks Country Club Shows Continued Support for NYU Winthrop
Senator Jack M. Martins Delivers Toys to Young Patients
New York Islanders Bring Cheer to Young Patients
An Early Mother's Day at NYU Winthrop
The Irish American Golf Club Makes Donation in Honor of Former Captain
Yuletide Ball Raises Over $216,000 for Child Life Program
 

Verizon Foundation Helps Give Patients and Their Families Peace of Mind

A recent grant from Verizon has helped Alessandra Piscitelli transmit her blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen level information to NYU Winthrop's Homecare Team through Telehealth.

Thanks to the generosity of the Verizon Foundation and the dedicated staff at NYU Winthrop, more patients have a way to actively participate in their care plan while remaining independent within the comfort of their own home.

Verizon Foundation recently awarded NYU Winthrop a grant of $15,000, which enabled the Hospital’s Homecare Department to purchase additional monitors essential to Telehealth, a seven-day per week remote monitoring program. Nurses install the monitor in the patient’s home and provide comprehensive education on the purpose and use of Telehealth and disease management, directly involving patients in their care. The biometric system records a patient’s weight, pulse, blood pressure, pulse oximetry and blood glucose, filling the gap between nursing visits and physician follow-ups. Due to the continuous monitoring, nurses can intervene if any abnormal symptoms are noted and assist with medical treatment.

Alessandra Piscitelli of Garden City is one such patient benefiting from Telehealth Services. Ms. Piscitelli suffers from short- ness of breath and congestive heart failure and has a permanent pacemaker. She is regularly seen by skilled Homecare nurses who assess her health status, instruct her
on medications, disease processes and diet. She also receives physical and occupational therapy for improved mobility and social work for psychosocial support. Thanks to her participation in the program, Ms. Piscitelli reports improved stamina, as well as gratitude that she can remain connected to the hospital community without having to be readmitted.

“The Verizon Foundation’s generous grant has given patients of NYU Winthrop and their families peace of mind while they recuperate in familiar surroundings with the support they need,” said Anne Calvo, RN, BSN, MPS, Assistant Vice President – Home Health Agency at NYU Winthrop.

The grant would not have been possible without the support of Patrick Lespinasse, Verizon Foundation’s Deputy Director, Government and External Affairs, who worked with NYU Winthrop – particularly Ms. Calvo and Elizabeth Mavro, MBA, Development Associate, Grants – to identify the best fit for Verizon’s funding.

“We are so excited about this valuedand exciting partnership between NYU Winthrop and Verizon,” said Lynn Drucker, Assistant Vice President of Development at NYU Winthrop.

“Verizon’s funding is sure to make a difference in the lives of patients who need it most, and we look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.”