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Department of External Affairs
Office of Public Affairs
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 21, 2010
Contact: Leanna Cherry

Publications Specialist

(516) 663-2234


WINTHROP’S CANCER CENTER FOR KIDS CELEBRATES TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY IN A NEW HOME


Staff members from Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids celebrate the second anniversary of their new home.
Philanthropists, friends and supporters of the Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK) at Winthrop-University Hospital joined together on September 28, 2010 for a special celebration marking the Center’s second anniversary in its new home, located at 120 Mineola Boulevard in Mineola.

Mark Weinblatt, MD, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Director of the CCFK at Winthrop, and Linda Sweeney, Practice Manager of the CCFK, welcomed guests and thanked them for their ongoing support of the largest facility for treating children with cancer and blood disorders in Nassau County.

“The Cancer Center for Kids is more than just treatment and protocols. It’s about a unique delivery of care and the staff’s remarkable sensitivity and compassion – which are touchstones of the Center’s mission,” said Dr. Weinblatt.

In addition to celebrating the two year anniversary of the CCFK’s move, the evening’s festivities also focused on Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month and the strides that have been made to promote awareness, understanding and a search for a cure. The gathering also featured special tours of the Center and refreshments.

Winthrop-University Hospital together with its affiliated practitioners have collaborated to create the Cancer Center for Kids. The Cancer Center for Kids’ services are provided by both the Hospital and Pediatric Hematologists/Oncologists affiliated with Winthrop Pediatric Associates, P.C. (“WPA”) who utilize both the state-of-the-science facilities of the Hospital and WPA’s new outpatient practice.

Diagnosing and treating the range of cancers and blood disorders in children is the focus of specialists in Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids. Staffed by pediatric hematologists/oncologists with decades of experience, the Center is a unique regional resource that caters to children’s medical needs and also addresses the psychosocial issues they and their families face.

For more information about Winthrop’s CCFK, call Linda Sweeney, Practice Manager, at (516) 663-9400 or e-mail lsweeney@wnthrop.org.

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