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Department of External Affairs
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 31, 2010
Contact: Leanna Cherry

Publications Specialist

(516) 663-2234

lcherry@winthrop.org


SENATOR KEMP HANNON VISITS WINTHROP'S CENTER FOR THE ADVANCED CARE OF CHRONIC CONDITIONS


(L.-R.) State Senator Kemp Hannon; Nancy Langdon, RNC, BSN, MPH, patient navigator and clinical coordinator of the Center for the Advanced Care of Chronic Conditions at Winthrop; and John P. Broder, Vice President of External Affairs & Development at Winthrop, at the Winthrop Wellness Pavilion, where Senator Hannon recently visited Winthrop’s Center for the Advanced Care of Chronic Conditions
Mineola, NY – Senator Kemp Hannon, ranking member of the Senate Standing Committee on Health and former Chairman of the New York State Health Committee, recently took time from his busy schedule to visit the Center for the Advanced Care of Chronic Conditions at Winthrop-University Hospital, located in the Winthrop Wellness Pavilion on Franklin Avenue in Garden City. This unique program provides patients with a coordinated approach to the management of chronic conditions through unfettered access to a comprehensive range of clinical specialists who are experts in the treatment of a wide array of conditions.

Senator Hannon met with John P. Broder, Vice President of External Affairs & Development at Winthrop, and Nancy Langdon, RNC, BSN, MPH, patient navigator and clinical coordinator of the Center for the Advanced Care of Chronic Conditions at Winthrop. Ms. Langdon works closely with patients to create an individualized care plan that includes the latest treatment options and diagnostic evaluations by the appropriate clinical experts at Winthrop. Senator Hannon was impressed to learn about the effectiveness of the Center’s efforts to diagnose and manage a wide range of chronic conditions, often reducing hospitalizations and trips to the Emergency Room for people with chronic illnesses.

“The Center for the Advanced Care of Chronic Conditions is performing a unique service to our community unlike any other,” said Senator Hannon. “The highly specific and personal plan of care that experts at the Center are able to provide for patients at no cost is revolutionizing the diagnosis process and subsequent treatment process.”

Patients’ relationships with the Center do not end with a customized plan of care. The Center’s patient navigator provides vital support services subsequent to each patient’s diagnosis. The navigator follows up with patients to ensure their care plan is being managed effectively and is providing optimal health benefits. Should a patient require additional services or support, the navigator is their link to the Center and the caregivers. A telephone support program is also available to patients so that questions and concerns can be addressed in a timely manner, often avoiding the need for unnecessary repeat visits to the Emergency Room.

“Because patients with chronic conditions often have multiple health concerns, it is important that we achieve a coordinated approach that best meets the needs of each patient,” said Ms. Langdon.

For more information on the Center for the Advanced Care of Chronic Conditions at Winthrop, please call 1-866-WINTHROP.

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