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Department of External Affairs
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2012
Contact: Carolann Martines

Associate Writer

(516) 663-2234

cmartines@winthrop.org


WINTHROP’S PEDIATRIC DIABETES PROGRAM RECEIVES $6,000 DONATION FROM CONTRACTORS FOR KIDS



In an outstanding demonstration of its dedication to Winthrop’s pediatric patients, Contractors for Kids –a non for profit corporation founded for the purpose of providing assistance to families in the community – recently presented Winthrop’s Pediatric Diabetes Program with a $6,000 donation. Pictured at the check presentation were (l.-r.) Vanessa Leo, Administrative Manager, Pediatrics; Gloria Petralia, Administrative Director, Pediatrics; Deborah O'Rourke, Contractors For Kids; Warren Rosenfeld, MD, Chairman of Pediatrics; Siham Accacha, MD, Chief of Winthrop's Pediatric Diabetes Program; Joseph Greensher, MD, Vice Chairman, Pediatrics; Carole Tate, Board member, Contractors For Kids; Roy Horowitz, MD, Attending Physician, Pediatrics; and Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, Executive Director of the Winthrop Diabetes & Obesity Institute.

The Winthrop Pediatric Diabetes Program is an American Diabetes Association nationally recognized pediatric diabetes and endocrine care program. It serves over 1,000 children with diabetes throughout the tri-state area, hundreds of whom utilize insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring. Winthrop’s primary goal is to explore all treatment options to provide patients and their families with the best options for achieving and maintaining optimal glucose control. For more information about the Winthrop Pediatric Diabetes Program, call 1-866-WINTHROP.

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