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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 21, 2013
Contact: Leanna Cherry

Public Relations Manager

(516) 663-2234

lcherry@winthrop.org


JOHN AND JANET KORNREICH CHARITABLE FOUNDATION SHOWS CONTINUED SUPPORT FOR WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL


John and Janet Kornreich of Old Westbury have been generous supporters of Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola.
Thanks to an unprecedented gift of nearly $700,000 from the John and Janet Kornreich Charitable Foundation, young patients in Winthrop’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) will continue to benefit from the highest level of specialized care for which the Hospital is known.

After seeing the need first-hand, Mr. and Mrs. Kornreich made the decision to make a magnanimous gift towards the purchase of 11 state-of-the-art bedside cardiac monitors and a central station monitor for Winthrop’s PICU, as well as 37 cardiac monitors for the NICU. Each of these continuous monitoring devices will serve as a valuable tool to provide additional information to the medical and nursing staff about the physiological condition of a patient.

“Accurate, continuous monitoring and observation of our young patients is crucial,” said Warren Rosenfeld, MD, Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics.

“Bedside cardiac monitors provide ongoing assessments of newborns’ cardiovascular and respiratory systems, measuring heart and breathing rates. Should these rates become too slow or too fast, our specialized team can take emergency action without delay,” added Nazeeh Hanna, MD, Chief of Neonatology at Winthrop, who, along with Dr. Rosenfeld, had the privilege of meeting with Mr. and Mrs. Kornreich recently.

“We are most appreciative of the Kornreich Foundation’s generosity, which will benefit the lives of countless young patients at Winthrop for years to come,” said Lynn Drucker, Director of Development.

Giving back to the local community in tangible ways is a cause that is near and dear to the Kornreiches’ hearts. In fact, this is not the first time that they have made a major contribution to Winthrop. Last year, the couple provided funding for the purchase of several entertainment systems, equipped with DVD players and software, for patients in Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids and The Children’s Medical Center.

“It is very gratifying to know that our contributions to Winthrop are directly improving the lives of infants and young patients,” said Mr. Kornreich.

As a New York State-designated Regional Perinatal Center, Winthrop is able to deliver the highest level of obstetrical and perinatal care because the Hospital is well equipped to handle the most complicated pregnancies and high-risk deliveries. Winthrop’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit treats high-risk infants born at Winthrop, and cares for scores of seriously ill newborns transported annually from other hospitals to Winthrop for specialized treatment. Collected data clearly shows that Winthrop’s NICU has among the best outcomes in the nation and, in fact, the world.

In addition, The Children’s Medical Center provides a broad spectrum of pediatric programs, including primary/preventive care, with a comprehensive range of sophisticated subspecialty services offered for infants, children and adolescents in the 15,000-square-foot Hagedorn Pediatric Inpatient Center. In fact, The Children’s Medical Center at Winthrop was named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2011 and 2012. Winthrop is also the only Hospital on Long Island to offer a Fetal Surgery Program.

For more information about the wealth of pediatric care services available at Winthrop-University Hospital, visit www.winthrop.org or call 1-866-WINTHROP.

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