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CornerStone Vol. 26, No. 2, Fall 2016/Winter 2017
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Two Siblings, One Medical Miracle
Growing for the Future: Winthrop and NYU Langone Medical Center Announce Plans to Affiliate
Longtime Orthopedic Nurse Turns to her Own Institution for Care
Celebrating a Decade of Inspired Care
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Enters New Phase
Young Diver Recovers Quickly Thanks to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Winthrop Earns High Accolades from U.S. News & World Report
Winthrop-University Hospital Receives National Recognition for Meritorious Outcomes from the American College of Surgeons
Trauma Center Receives Verification as an Adult Level 1 Trauma Center
Phoebe Lynn Lewis Foundation Raises Lung Cancer Awareness at Winthrop and Beyond
Researchers Discover Biomarker for Multiple Sclerosis Detection
Lieutenant Governor Tours New Research & Academic Center
Winthrop Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Winthrop Gala Raises More than $1,009,000 for Research
31st Annual Golf Tournament Raises $635,000 for Winthrop's Research Programs
Child Safety Tips for Grandparents
Local Foundation Committed in the Fight against Pulmonary Fibrosis Shows Generous support for ILD Research
"Bonding with Baby" Helps Siblings of Babies in the NICU
Local Kiwanis Club Shows Committed Support to Child Life
Winthrop's Child Life Program Earns Clinical Internship Accreditation
Matthew Fetzer Foundation Fulfills a Wish to Help Children Fighting Cancer
The Franceschini Family Continues Decade-Long Tradition of Giving to Winthrop
Winthrop Honors Apollo Family for Continued Benevolence
A Celebration of Life
Spreading Hope and Love
15 Years of Hope and Healing
Rock2Beat Red Carpet Party Supported by CME
Golfers Score a Hole-in-One for Kids with Cancer
Community Health Assessment Reveals Obesity and Chronic Disease Are Important Issues for Long Islanders
Garden City Girl Scouts Make "Surgi Dolls" for Young Patients
Winthrop Named to the Top 500 of the 2016 Homecare Elite
NFL Player and Winthrop Physician Team Up to Celebrate Survivorship with Special Brunch
 

A Celebration of Life


18th Annual Cancer Survivor's Day Dinner

Winthrop-University Hospital's 18th Annual Cancer Survivor's Day dinner, held this summer, was filled with hope and joy as patients, their family members and friends joined with Winthrop staff to participate in the annual "Celebration of Life." And what a celebration it was, as more than 300 people filled the Carltun on the Park in East Meadow to enjoy a three-course meal, dancing, and inspirational words from survivors and Winthrop’s world-class physicians.

Winthrop's Eva Chalas, MD, Chief of Gynecologic Oncology and Director of Clinical Cancer Services, and Al Glover, Chief Operating Officer, each welcomed guests, praising the resilience and fortitude of patients and their caregivers. The speakers acknowledged the advances that have been made in treating the disease, citing the increase in those who are now living with the disease and navigating survivorship. Jeffrey Schneider, MD, Chief of Hematology and Medical Oncology, also spoke and highlighted this increase in survivorship and Winthrop’s continued commitment to the patient and cancer services.

18th Annual Cancer Survivor's Day Dinner

Helmet Tschoegl, a pancreatic cancer survivor, shared his story, along with his philosophy of the benefits of maintaining a positive attitude, even though at times it can be difficult. Mr. Tschoegl was treated with radiation, chemotherapy and surgery in 2014, and currently leads a very active life. He urged fellow survivors to "get out of the chair and do something positive for your health."

In his keynote address, Aaron Katz, MD, Chairman of Urology, provided a moving account of the challenges both patients and their loved ones experience, sharing his personal story of a close family member who battled cancer twice. As a physician and one who has also been impacted by cancer, his story contained a compassionate and empathetic message of hope and resilience for the audience.

18th Annual Cancer Survivor's Day Dinner

In addition to the memorable dinner, Winthrop offered a Cancer Survivor’s Educational Workshop which focused on nutrition, CyberKnife® therapy, and the benefits of nurse navigation through diagnosis and survivorship.

Winthrop's Cancer Center is an award-winning place of healing and hope, certified by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer, as well as the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. With all the resources of a world-class, patient-centered facility, the Center delivers exceptional, highly specialized care for virtually every type of cancer. It is the recipient of the 2016 Women's Choice Award for America's Best Hospitals Cancer Care.

For more information about cancer services at Winthrop, call 1-866-WINTHROP or visit www.winthrop.org.