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Department of External Affairs
Office of Public Affairs
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 22, 2012
Contact: Leanna Cherry

Public Relations Manager

(516) 663-2234

lcherry@winthrop.org


ONCE AGAIN, MINEOLA KIWANIS CLUB SUPPORTS WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL’S CHILD LIFE PROGRAM


(l.-r.) Daniel J. McAllister, First Vice President of the Kiwanis Club of County Seat, Mineola Inc.; Stephan Parmett, Member of the Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of County Seat, Mineola Inc.; Nicole Almeida, MS, CCLS, Director of the Child Life Program at Winthrop; and Warren Rosenfeld, MD, Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Winthrop.
In an outstanding demonstration of their continued support of pediatric patients at Winthrop-University Hospital, The Kiwanis Club of County Seat, Mineola Inc. recently donated $2,500 to Winthrop’s Child Life Program. The group, which has been a generous supporter of the Hospital’s Child Life Program, raised this money during various fundraising events throughout the year, including a highly successful annual golf outing.

“We are deeply appreciative of the ongoing support of The Kiwanis Club of County Seat, Mineola Inc., whose generosity has made – and will continue to make – a valuable impact on countless pediatric patients at Winthrop,” said Warren Rosenfeld, MD, Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Winthrop.

Winthrop’s Child Life Program is dedicated to helping children understand and cope with the hospital experience. Certified Child Life Specialists utilize therapeutic play, arts and crafts, entertainment and playful education to ensure that the hospital experience is as stress-free as possible for children and their families. Child Life Specialists are available in the Hospital’s Pediatric Emergency Unit, the Cancer Center for Kids Outpatient Center, the Pediatric Specialty Center and the Hagedorn Pediatric Inpatient Center.

For more information about Winthrop’s Child Life Program, visit www.winthrop.org or call 1-866-WINTHROP.

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