Vol. 10, No. 1
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
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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he 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.
Reverend Winfried R. Hess has been named Director of Pastoral Care and Education at Winthrop.
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
he 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.
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.
"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.