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CornerStone Vol. 22, No. 3 Winter 2012
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Beating the Odds: Two Women Fight Heart Disease
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano Recognizes NYU Winthrop for its Dedication
Patients Get Their Lives Back via NYU Winthrop’s Movement Disorders Program
The Gift of Sight Restored
NYU Winthrop’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program: A Breath of Fresh Air for Pulmonary Patients
NYU Winthrop Named to List of Nation’s “100 Hospitals with Great Women’s Health Programs”
NYU Winthrop’s Home Health Agency Named to the Top 500 of the 2012 HomeCare Elite™
Caring for Mind, Body & Spirit
Bereavement Support for Those Who are Grieving and Healing
NYU Winthrop Supports National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Integrating Technology into Diabetes Education
Clinical Trials at NYU Winthrop
The Big Easy Exceeds $1,000,000 Milestone for NYU Winthrop
Local Artists Bring Splashes of Hope to NYU Winthrop
Yuletide Ball Raises Over $200,000 for NYU Winthrop’s Child Life Program
Evening of Tasting and Giving Raises Funds for Pediatric Patients
Cancer Center for Kids Benefits from Generous Hess Corporate Grant
Gregg’s Wings Golf Outing Scores Hole-in-One for NYU Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids
10th Annual Celebration of Life
Hurricane Sandy Volunteer Receives Treatment at NYU Winthrop
Helping Those in Need
Quilters Bring a “Touch of Comfort” to Patients
Support for Hurricane Sandy Victims
Senator Fuschillo “Extends the Holidays”
McCann Endoscopy Center at NYU Winthrop Receives Generous Donation
Kiwanis Club Supports Child Life Program
NYU Winthrop Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Research Institute
 

Caring for Mind, Body & Spirit

It is widely believed that healing is more than a physical process. At NYU Winthrop, healthcare professionals and spiritual leaders work together to treat the body, mind and spirit.

Chaplains in the Hospital’s Pastoral Care and Education Department are dedicated to giving emotional and spiritual support to patients during their Hospital stay. These Chaplains offer patients and their loved ones healing ministry, spiritual support and bereavement counseling 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

pastoral care and education departmentChaplains in the Hospital’s Pastoral Care and Education Department include (l.-r.) Reverend Min Park, MDiv, DMin, BCC, Staff Chaplain; Reverend Karen Jones, MA, MDiv, Director of Pastoral Care and Education; Eglon Angel, MDiv, BCC, Staff Chaplain; and Joan Guevara, MDiv, BCC, Staff Chaplain. The team is available to listen, pray, help support family members, contact a patient’s clergy or faith group, or simply be a quiet, comforting presence in a time of need.

As integral members of the healthcare team, NYU Winthrop’s Chaplains help clarify and address concerns, and facilitate communication between the patient, family and the entire healthcare team to ensure that the care plan integrates the beliefs, values and practices that are important to the patient and family. NYU Winthrop’s Chaplains are Board Certified in Chaplaincy and have undergone extensive training, including completion of a Masters program and a hospital residency. They are either ordained ministers or have been commissioned by their denomination, and they are endorsed by their faith group.

The Department is led by Reverend Karen Jones, MA, MDiv, who serves as a liaison between the Hospital and community clergy of all faiths and denominations.

Reverend Jones is committed to raising awareness of the spiritual dimension of healing, while cultivating an understanding of, and respect for, the faith traditions of the diverse religious communities served by NYU Winthrop.

“We assure that patients’ religious, spiritual and cultural beliefs and practices are identified and accommodated throughout their Hospital stay,” said Reverend Jones.

“Our Chaplains can contact clergy of a patient’s faith, or minister directly through discussion, prayer, rituals and sacraments.”

For patients or family members seeking emotional support, NYU Winthrop Chaplains are here to provide a shoulder to lean on. Regardless of a person’s religious or spiritual beliefs, Chaplains can help patients and their loved ones find meaning and comfort in what may be a very trying time.

Chaplains also help facilitate conversations around end-of-life care and ensure that a patient’s religious and spiritual wishes are tended to. At a time of loss, Chaplains can provide around-the-clock bereavement support.

As the only Long Island satellite location of HealthCare Chaplaincy – an accredited Center of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education – NYU Winthrop Chaplains receive ongoing support, training and education to help strengthen their practice. HealthCare Chaplaincy, founded in 1961, is the leader in the research, education and practice of multifaith spiritual care within healthcare.

If you or your loved one is hospitalized at NYU Winthrop and you wish to speak with a Chaplain, simply let your nurse know or call (516) 663-4749. To accommodate the needs of families of observant Jewish patients, NYU Winthrop also offers a variety of services, including a Sabbath House. This facility may house up to five families and offers a kitchen equipped for kosher food handling and lights that turn on automatically in the afternoon and shut off at night on the Sabbath. Within the Hospital setting, there are numerous resources for Jewish patients and visitors. These include a Sabbath elevator, which stops at each floor on the Sabbath and Yom Tov, Glatt Kosher patient meals and Sabbath candles.

To accommodate the needs of families of observant Jewish patients, NYU Winthrop also offers a variety of services, including a Sabbath House. This facility may house up to five families and offers a kitchen equipped for kosher food handling and lights that turn on automatically in the afternoon and shut off at night on the Sabbath. Within the Hospital setting, there are numerous resources for Jewish patients and visitors. These include a Sabbath elevator, which stops at each floor on the Sabbath and Yom Tov, Glatt Kosher patient meals and Sabbath candles.