New Conference Center and Library Dedicated

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

    Back to Publications

  • Cutting the ribbon, left to right, were Elizabeth A. J. Conlon and Maryanne Warnecke, Mineola Village Trustees; Richard A. Newhouse, Jr., Chairman, Winthrop�s Board of Directors; the Hon. John P. Colbert, Mayor of the Village of Mineola; the Hon. Thomas S. Gulotta, Nassau County Executive; Daniel P. Walsh, Winthrop�s President and Chief Executive Officer; the Hon. Angelo P. Ferrara, Councilman, Town of North Hempstead; Louis Santosus, Jr., Mineola Village Trustee; and Emanuel J. De Freitas, CPA, President, Mineola Chamber of Commerce.

    Elected officials, Winthrop�s trustees and administrators, physicians, staff, and friends attended a reception and ribbon-cutting ceremony, marking the opening of the Hospital�s new Conference Center. Equipped with technologically advanced audiovisual capability, and adjacent to the modernized Hollis Health Sciences Library, the center is located in the terrace level of the New Life Center.

    Measuring approximately 15,000 square feet, the new facilities serve the needs of the Hospital�s many communities. Medical education, community outreach, and employee functions are some of the activities planned for the Conference Center. The Hospital�s former Conference Center on Mineola Boulevard has been renamed �The Community Outreach Center,� and will continue to provide a venue for free, community-focused health education and screenings.

    �Evidence-Based Medicine� Training Grant

    Phe Department of Medicine has received a grant from the American College of Physicians and the New York Academy of Medicine for physician training in evidence-based medicine.

    �Evidence-based medicine utilizes published research literature to more accurately define patient problems and answer clinical questions,� explained Ralph Della Ratta, MD, Faculty Attending, Department of Medicine, who was instrumental in obtaining the grant. �The fact that Winthrop is a teaching hospital, combined with the high level of interest expressed by the faculty, helped us win the scholarship grant.�

    Dr. Della Ratta, Michael Ammazzalorso, MD, Bruce Horowitz, MD, Albert Tse, MD, Maria Carney, MD, and Virginia Cook, MLS, Director, Hollis Health Sciences Library attended a four-day seminar in evidence-based medicine techniques. In turn, they are teaching these skills - many of which are computer-related - to Winthrop�s medical students and medical residents. With more than 200 physicians currently enrolled in Winthrop�s 20 Residency programs, evidence-based medicine will have an impact upon diagnosis and the practice of medicine now and in the future.

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