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CornerStone Vol. 23, No. 1 Winter 2013
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Grateful Families Praise Winthrop for Life-Saving Sepsis Care
John D. Catalano Elected to Winthrop’s Board of Directors
Winthrop Receives “A” Grade for Safety
U.S. News & World Report Names Winthrop Among the Best in the New York Metro Area
A Major Milestone in the Building of Winthrop’s Research and Academic Center
United Hospital Fund Honors John T. Lane, Member of Winthrop’s Board of Directors
Winthrop Named 2013 Most Wired
Always on Call: Unique Program Offers Around-the-Clock Primary Care
Advanced Treatment & World Class Care Helps One Local Resident Get His ‘Boring’ Life Back
28th Annual Golf Tournament Raises Over $591,000 for Winthrop’s Research Endowment
Ninth Annual Cancer Center for Kids Golf Outing a Record-Breaking Success
Winthrop Honors Family with the Dedication of The Anna and Michael Apollo Boardroom
A Couple’s Perseverance & a Multidisciplinary Team of Physicians Create a Miracle
Winthrop Staff Member Named “Woman of the Year”
Staying Healthy in the Kitchen: Winthrop Hosts Master Class on Heart-Healthy Cooking
Winthrop Opens State-of-the-Art Dental Facility
Winthrop Celebrates the Grand Opening of New Adult Oncology and Hematology Infusion Center
Nancy Corwin Nammack Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
Winthrop: Committed to the Fight against Diabetes
Mineola Lions Club Shows Continued Support for Winthrop’s Diabetes Education Center
El Salvadoran Teenager Receives Life-Changing Heart Procedure at Winthrop
John and Janet Kornreich Charitable Foundation Shows Continued Support for Winthrop
A Celebration of Life: Winthrop’s 15th Annual Cancer Survivors Day
Once again, Local Artists Bring Splashes of Hope to Winthrop
Winthrop Supports National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis Find Relief at Winthrop
Michael Magro Foundation Donates VeinViewer Flex Imaging Systems to Winthrop
New Simulation Center Aids in the Training of Clinicians at Winthrop
Winthrop Earns Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
 

Michael Magro Foundation Donates VeinViewer Flex Imaging Systems to Winthrop

flex imaging systemsSharing Winthrop’s philosophy of minimizing anxiety for pediatric patients, the Michael Magro Foundation recently donated four VeinViewer Flex Imaging Systems to the Hospital’s pediatric units. These systems enable healthcare professionals to view veins through the skin, facilitating easier and more successful IVs and blood tests for young patients.

Using this technology, healthcare professionals can locate subcutaneous veins and project real-time images of their location onto the surface of the skin. With the patient’s veins illuminated, clinicians have the ability to visualize the location of the target area regardless of the patient’s age, body type or skin tone.

The VeinViewer Flex Imaging System is a portable system that healthcare professionals can bring directly to the patient’s bedside. Clinicians are currently using the VeinViewer Flex Imaging System in Winthrop’s Pediatric Emergency Room, the Pediatric Inpatient Unit, the Pediatric Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and at the Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK).

.“Whether a child comes to the Hospital for a serious or routine condition, blood tests and intravenous treatments are always a major concern for the patient and their parents,” said Warren Rosenfeld, MD, Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Winthrop. “The donation of the VeinViewer Flex Imaging Systems by the Michael Magro Foundation makes blood work and IVs a lot less stressful for children and parents alike.”

This technology is just one more way that the Michael Magro Foundation is helping young patients and their families at Winthrop. Established by the Magro family in honor of Michael Magro, who passed away in July 2004 after a courageous battle with leukemia, the Michael Magro Foundation assists children who are undergoing medical treatment and their families. The Foundation’s longtime support has benefited countless individuals at Winthrop. 

22-2.jpgPresent at the dedication of the four VeinViewer Flex Imaging Systems are (l.-r.) Warren Rosenfeld, MD, Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Winthrop; Padmini Purwar, MD, Chief Resident; Linda Sweeney, Pediatric Development Manager of Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids; Lynn Drucker, Director of Development; Datev Pidedjian, MD, Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Winthrop; Terrie Magro, President of the Michael Magro Foundation; Gloria Petralia, Administrative Director of Winthrop’s Department of Pediatrics; Sandra Zaera, Pediatric Educator; Ed Chewens, Vice President of Women’s and Children’s Services at Winthrop; Alia Hussain, MD, Chief Resident; and Nazeeh Hanna, MD, Chief of Neonatology.