Reverend Winfried R. Hess Appointed Director of Pastoral Care and Education
Spiritual Support for Winthrop's Diverse Community

Vol. 10, No. 1
March, 2000

  • Women's Gastrointestinal Health Center

  • Hernia Surgery: A New Look...A Speedier Recovery

  • Legislative Grant Supports Specialized Endoscopy Equipment

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Gives Patient a Starring Role in His Daughter's Wedding

  • An Update on Childhood Immunizations

  • Children Get a Dose of TLC with Winthrop's �Positions for Comfort' Program

  • Winthrop's Pediatric Health Immunization Program is a Statewide Model

  • Hearing Screening Performed on All Newborns

  • Spanish Language Course for Pediatric Residents

  • Psychological Support Adds Compassion to Pediatric Care and Training

  • Long Island Regional Poison Control Center at Winthrop Warns:
    �Children Act Fast - So Do Poisons'

  • Bereavement Support Helps Parents Cope with "Hidden Loss"

  • Nursing Informatics Enhances Patient Care

  • Reverend Winfried R. Hess Appointed Director of Pastoral Care and Education

  • Auxiliary Receives HANYS Advocacy Award

  • John F. Aloia, MD and Joan Cox Elected to Winthrop's Board of Directors

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  • Reverend Winfried R. Hess has been named Director of Pastoral Care and Education at Winthrop.
    The spiritual dimensions of healthcare are now fully addressed at Winthrop, with the appointment of Reverend Winfried R. Hess, an ordained minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, as Director of Pastoral Care and Education.

    Pastoral Care includes

    • Meeting the spiritual needs of hospitalized patients of all religions
    • Helping physicians to assist families in making decisions about life-extending medical interventions and advance directives
    • Serving as a resource for physicians and nurses on death and dying, disability, perinatal loss, grief and bereavement counseling
    • Training seminary students and clergy as hospital chaplains

    Clinical Pastoral Care is an evolving field, worldwide, which embraces all major faiths and provides emotional, religious, and spiritual support to patients and caregivers in the healthcare setting. It taps into the common spiritual element shared by all in the face of tragedy, sickness, and pain.

    Winthrop's Department of Clinical Pastoral Care is funded largely by the Hospital's Chaplaincy Endowment Fund, generously supported by the Auxiliary.

    Reverend Hess will further an understanding of, and respect for, the varying traditions of the diverse religious communities served by Winthrop. He will be the liaison between the Hospital and community-based clergy of all faiths and denominations. When requested, he will assist patients and their families, employees, and medical staff in contacting clergy. If desired, Reverend Hess will himself minister to the individual or family. In his new role, Reverend Hess will provide pastoral care education and training to seminarians of all faiths.

    Reverend Hess may be reached at (516) 663-4749.

    Auxiliary Receives HANYS Advocacy Award

    Frances Sweeney (C), President of the Winthrop Auxiliary, displays the 1999 Advocacy Award of the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS). Daniel P. Walsh (L), Winthrop's President and Chief Executive Officer, and John P. Broder (R), Vice President-External Affairs, are among many who congratulate the Auxilians on their achievement.
    The Winthrop Auxiliary, now in its 76th year, has received the 1999 Advocacy Award of the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS), based on its achievements in Winthrop's free flu immunization program for seniors, blood drives, the Auxiliary Thrift Shop, "Precious Purls" knitting project for newborns, scholarships for Junior Volunteers, and participation in the Pediatrics Department's Child Life Program, among other projects.

    "I am very pleased to have received the HANYS Advocacy Award on behalf of the Winthrop Auxiliary," said Frances Sweeney, Auxiliary President. "The award demonstrates how much we have done for the Hospital and community." Daniel P. Walsh, Winthrop's President and Chief Executive Officer, noted, "I am delighted that the Auxiliary's solid accomplishments have been recognized at a state level."

    For further information on the Winthrop Auxiliary, contact Carmela Anglim, Director of Volunteers at Winthrop, at (516) 663-2391.

    The Auxiliary Thrift Shop accepts donations of clothing and household items on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, and Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 12 noon. Call (516) 739-6345 for information.

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