More than 500 Celebrate Cancer Survivors Day


Vol. 10, No. 3
September, 2000

  • Photodynamic Therapy: A Ray of Hope for Cancer Patients

  • Baclofen Pump Relieves Severe Muscle Stiffness

  • New Intervention Helps Seal Spinal Fractures

  • Winthrop’s Program of Radiography Accepts Applications

  • The Pediatric Special Care Unit
    A Regional Resource for Children Requiring Intensive Care

  • Neonatologist Awarded $2.186 Million for Multi-center Study

  • Prostate Cancer Screening Planned

  • Ambulatory Surgery Unit Now Operational

  • Parent Alert: Four-to-Eight-Year-Olds Need Booster Seats in Cars

  • New Poison Control Website

  • October is Breast Health Month

  • September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

  • Nurse Specialist Group
    An Educational Resource

  • More than 500 Celebrate Cancer Survivors Day

  • Board Member Theodora Hooten Receives Trustee of the Year” Award

  • New Conference Center and Library Dedicated

  • “Evidence-Based Medicine” Training Grant

  • Winthrop President and CEO Honored by Metropolitan Health Administrators’ Association

  • Hospital Volunteers Needed

  • An Enchanted Evening

  • Copyright

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  • The Hon. John P. Colbert, Mayor, Village of Mineola, (second from R) presented a proclamation in honor of Winthrop’s Cancer Survivors’ Day to Harry Staszewski, MD, Director of the Division of Oncology/Hematology (R); and to Winthrop Board Members, Mrs. Nancy Nammack (L), Secretary, and Mrs. Constance Denson (second from L).

    Paughter, conversation, camaraderie, and optimism were the spirit of the evening at Winthrop’s third annual Cancer Survivors Day. More than 500 attendees enjoyed a buffet dinner catered by Winthrop’s Dietary Department, music, and prizes, while they celebrated their joy at being alive. Festivities included entertainment by a DJ, with many guests singing along “karaoke” style, a Chinese Auction, and exciting prizes.

    “I look forward to the time when there will no longer be a reason to hold a Cancer Survivors Day, because it will not be unusual to survive cancer,” declared Harry Staszewski, MD, Director, Division of Oncology/Hematology.

    As the evening ended, guests promised to return next year to reunite with their friends, physicians and nurses, as they continue to enjoy their lives as cancer survivors.

    Board Member Theodora Hooten Receives Trustee of the Year” Award



    Mrs. Theodora Duff Hooten (L) receives the Theodore Roosevelt “Trustee of the Year” Award, from John H. Krumpe (R), former Chairman of the Hospital’s Board of Directors.

    Prs. Theodora Hooten, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Winthrop, received the Theodore Roosevelt Trustee of the Year Award, presented by Winthrop’s Board of Directors.

    She has served on the Board since l995. Mrs. Hooten is the daughter of Robert Winthrop, for whom the Hospital is named.

    The “TR” Award recognizes the highest expression of voluntary service. As a trustee, Mrs. Hooten has shared her expertise on the various Board committees, and has long advocated services for patients’ spiritual and medical needs.

    When her late husband, Bruce Hooten, was stricken with cancer, Mrs. Hooten became a dedicated supporter of the development of the potentially lifesaving autologous stem cell transplant program in Winthrop’s Division of Oncology/Hematology.

    Thanks in part to her vigorous fund-raising drive, Winthrop today provides the autologous stem cell transplant program to patients on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.

    Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Hooten was the Managing Editor of Art/World Magazine. A graduate of Radcliffe College, she serves on the board of the Nassau Chapter of the American Red Cross. In l998, she was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Portledge School in Locust Valley.

    Mrs. Hooten follows a long family tradition of public service and philanthropy in her role on the Winthrop Board of Directors.



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