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Beating the Odds: Two Women Fight Heart Disease
In 2009, a short walk for Constance Vela while
vacationing in Europe turned into a battle for
air. With each step that she took, she became
more out of breath. Having been to multiple
physicians over the years with the same complaints
of shortness of breath and chest pain,
Mrs. Vela had been diagnosed with angina.
But her medications provided no relief, and
nobody suggested any further testing.
When she returned home from her trip,
her sister, Agnes, insisted that she make an
appointment to be evaluated by a cardiologist
at Winthrop. Agnes had recently seen Kevin
Marzo, MD, Chief of the Division of
Cardiology at Winthrop, an accomplished
interventional cardiologist skilled in all aspects
of vascular interventions, give a lecture at a
community event about the symptoms of heart
disease in women, and she knew that her sister
had exhibited many of those same symptoms.
|The Gift of Sight Restored
When he closed his eyes for a quick cat
nap, 74-year-old John Hannon of East
Northport, NY, never anticipated the
scare he’d have when he woke up.
Mr. Hannon had suddenly gone blind.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano Recognizes Winthrop for its Dedication
Recently, Winthrop-University Hospital was recognized for its ongoing commitment
and dedication to Nassau County and local veterans.
Winthrop’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program: A Breath of Fresh Air for Pulmonary Patients
Although 69-year-old James Riegel of
Baldwin, NY, has advanced emphysema,
he hasn’t been hospitalized with any
lung-related complications for over
Winthrop’s Home Health Agency Named to the Top 500 of the 2012 HomeCare Elite™
Winthrop-University Hospital’s Home
Health Agency has been named to the
Top 500 of the 2012 HomeCare Elite™
– a compilation of the top-performing
home health agencies in the United
Caring for Mind, Body & Spirit
It is widely believed that healing is
more than a physical process.
Bereavement Support for Those Who are Grieving and Healing
You don’t have to go through the
grieving process alone.
Winthrop Supports National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October may only be one month out of the year,
but it brings to light the vital importance of regular
the early detection of
breast cancer throughout
the entire year.
Clinical Trials at Winthrop
The Clinical Trials Center at Winthrop-University Hospital offers patients
access to the most advanced treatment
options through the opportunity to participate
in FDA-approved clinical trials.
The Big Easy Exceeds $1,000,000 Milestone for Winthrop
Amidst the sights and sounds of New Orleans, over 850 friends and supporters
of Winthrop-University Hospital gathered at RXR Plaza on October 20, 2012
for the 2012 Gala, The Big Easy.
Local Artists Bring Splashes of Hope to Winthrop
Winthrop’s halls are shining brighter, thanks to Splashes of Hope – a nonprofit
organization committed to transforming, enriching and facilitating healing
through art – which recently installed two hand-painted murals at the Hospital.
Yuletide Ball Raises Over $200,000 for Winthrop’s Child Life Program
In the spirit of giving, friends and supporters of
Winthrop-University Hospital gathered for the
Yuletide Ball, an elegant evening that featured
a traditional Christmas sit-down dinner and
dancing to benefit the Hospital’s Child Life
Evening of Tasting and Giving Raises Funds for Pediatric Patients
Dedicated to easing the burdens of
children with serious illnesses and their
families, the Michael Magro Foundation
continues to demonstrate its tireless
commitment to Winthrop-University
Hospital and its pediatric patients.
Cancer Center for Kids Benefits from Generous Hess Corporate Grant
The Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK) at Winthrop was the fortunate beneficiary
of more than $5,000 raised by the Hess Corporation at its Golf Outing this past
Gregg’s Wings Golf Outing Scores Hole-in-One for Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids
On August 23, 2012, a golf
outing at The Woodmere Club
in Woodmere, NY, celebrated
the memory of a very special
little boy, and raised $45,000
to benefit the Cancer Center
for Kids (CCFK) at Winthrop.
10th Annual Celebration of Life
On October 20, 2012, the front lawn of Bayville UCP in Bayville, NY, was the
site of the 10th anniversary of “Bay’s Big Bash: A Celebration of Life.”
Hurricane Sandy Volunteer Receives Treatment at Winthrop
Volunteers have travelled from
across the country to assist with
Long Island relief efforts after
Helping Those in Need
Perhaps one of the most remarkable
outcomes of Hurricane Sandy was to
see strangers come together to help
those impacted by the storm rebuild
their lives once again.
Quilters Bring a “Touch of Comfort” to Patients
In the wake of tragedy, it is inspiring to
witness the compassion of those who so
selflessly reach out to help others.
Support for Hurricane Sandy Victims
In times of need, support from those
near and far can truly make a difference.
Senator Fuschillo “Extends the Holidays”
Thanks to the generosity of the Nassau County Sheriff Correction Officer’s
Benevolent Association and several local labor unions and schools, Senator Charles J.
Fuschillo recently delivered over 1,500 toys to the Hospital.
McCann Endoscopy Center at Winthrop Receives Generous Donation
Committed to providing the best care
possible to patients with digestive disorders,
The McCann Endoscopy Center
at Winthrop-University Hospital is outfitted
with state-of-the-art equipment
and an experienced team of physicians
and staff who perform a full range of
endoscopic gastrointestinal procedures.
Kiwanis Club Supports Child Life Program
In an outstanding demonstration
of their continued support of
pediatric patients at Winthrop,
The Kiwanis Club of County
Seat, Mineola Inc. recently
donated $2,500 to Winthrop’s
Child Life Program.
Winthrop Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Research Institute
With its deep commitment to medical education and research,
Winthrop successfully blends the progressive philosophy, sophistication
and advances of a teaching and research institution with
a very personal approach to patient care.
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