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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 Winthrop for its Dedication
Patients Get Their Lives Back via Winthrop’s Movement Disorders Program
The Gift of Sight Restored
Winthrop’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program: A Breath of Fresh Air for Pulmonary Patients
Winthrop Named to List of Nation’s “100 Hospitals with Great Women’s Health Programs”
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
Winthrop Supports National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Integrating Technology into Diabetes Education
Clinical Trials at Winthrop
The Big Easy Exceeds $1,000,000 Milestone for Winthrop
Local Artists Bring Splashes of Hope to Winthrop
Yuletide Ball Raises Over $200,000 for 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 Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids
10th Annual Celebration of Life
Hurricane Sandy Volunteer Receives Treatment at 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 Winthrop Receives Generous Donation
Kiwanis Club Supports Child Life Program
Winthrop Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Research Institute
 

Quilters Bring a “Touch of Comfort” to Patients

Perhaps one of the most remarkable outcomes of Hurricane Sandy was to see strangers come together to help those impacted by the storm rebuild their lives once again.

In the wake of tragedy, it is inspiring to witness the compassion of those who so selflessly reach out to help others. As part of their relief effort after Hurricane Sandy, Quilts for Kids recently donated 60 quilts to Winthrop’s Child Life Program. This is the second donation that Quilts for Kids has made to the Hospital, having also donated 25 quilts to the Hospital’s Cancer Center for Kids in October.

The quilts were donated through the Downy Touch of Comfort program, which, in partnership with Quilts for Kids, helps provide comforting quilts and a touch of home to hospitalized children.

These brand new quilts are handmade by volunteers using donated materials, and are currently being disseminated to children who are battling chronic illnesses during their Hospital stay.

quilters bring touch of comfortPictured at the donation are (l.-r.) Lorraine Martone, RN; Mary Ann Dziomba, RN, Nurse Manager, Pediatrics/PICU; Carrie Davis of Long Island Quilts for Kids; and Nikki Adams, Certified Child Life Specialist.