Prostate Cancer Screening Planned

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

  • (Left to right) New York State Assemblywoman Maureen O�Connell, John P. Broder, Winthrop�s Vice President, External Affairs, Brett Mellinger, MD, Chairman, Urology, Winthrop, and New York State Senator Kemp Hannon, met recently to finalize plans for a free prostate screening at Winthrop. Scheduled for September 18, 25, and 27, the screening is designed to detect prostate cancer, benign prostate hyerplasia (BPH), and other lower urinary tract symptoms in at-risk men. Winthrop�s program was supported by a New York State Legislative Grant sponsored by Senator Hannon and Assemblywoman O�Connell. For additional information, please call (516) 663-8301, weekdays between 9:00 AM and 12:00 Noon.

    Ambulatory Surgery Unit Now Operational

    Phe entire community will benefit from the completion of Phase II of Winthrop�s Ambulatory Surgery Unit (ASU) expansion, scheduled for the end of November. �Once completed, the Ambulatory Surgery Unit will be equipped with eight surgical suites,� said Jeanette Hartmann, RN, MA, CNOR, the ASU�s Nurse Manager. �That means that both patients and surgeons will have their pick of the most desirable scheduling, with very little waiting for elective procedures.�

    Phase I of the construction project was completed this past summer. Pat Paez, Project Manager, Winthrop�s Department of Engineering, explained that Phase I added four Operating Room Suites to the ASU�s existing four suites, plus an enlarged recovery area on the first floor. �The Operating Rooms will not be utilized for surgical procedures until the completion of Phase II,� Mr. Paez emphasized. �Until then, they are being used for patient pre-operating waiting areas, discharge, storage, and clerical functions.�

    Ms. Hartmann and the ASU staff look forward to the completion of Phase II, to include a larger lobby and the retrofitting and expansion of every clinical area - pre-operative, surgical suites, and recovery suites. Importantly, Phase II will add a new pediatric recovery area, completely discrete from the adult recovery suite. Also included are enlarged and modernized men�s and women�s locker rooms and a new staff lounge.

    The expansion of the Ambulatory Surgery Unit is an important part of Winthrop�s overall clinical expansion. Additional plans include the expansion of the emergency department, a new expanded endoscopy unit, and a 4,000-square-foot expansion of the electrophysiology suite.

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