Ambulatory Surgery Center Doubles

Vol. 11, No. 1
April, 2001

  • Ambulatory Surgery Center Doubles

  • Open-Heart Surgery Program is Top-Ranked in New York State

  • Dr. Scott Re-appointed to Transplant Council

  • Near Infrared Spectroscopy Trials Key To Prevention of Newborn Brain Damage

  • Winthrop-University Hospital Announces New Pediatric Cancer Program

  • New Treatment for Cerebral Aneurysms

  • Multiple Sclerosis Center Provides Novantrone�

  • Swift, Accurate Diagnosis Key to Breast Health

  • New Medical Director for Poison and Drug Information Center

  • Poison Prevention is a Year-Round Concern

  • Parents Show off New Babies Through �Cybervisits�

  • Independent Insulin Pump Training At Diabetes Education Center

  • Art Show and Sale Raise Funds For Chaplaincy Program

  • Auxiliary 2000 HANYS Award

  • Pediatric Pavilion: Winthrop's Plan To Bring Good Health to Kids

  • Winthrop and LI Blood Services Open New Donor Center

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  • Opening the newly expanded and modernized Ambulatory Surgery Center were (L-R): the Honorable James O�Connor, Councilman, Town of North Hempstead; Richard A. Newhouse, Jr., Chairman of Winthrop�s Board of Directors; Diane Bendelier, RN, C-PAN, Winthrop�s Director of Perioperative Surgical Services; Daniel P. Walsh, Winthrop�s President and Chief Executive Officer; the Honorable Maureen O�Connell, New York State Assemblywoman; the Honorable Thomas S. Gulotta, Nassau County Executive; William P. Reed, MD, Chairman, Department of Surgery; Valerie Terzano, BSN, MSN, CNA, Vice President - Nursing (front); the Honorable Linda Fairgrieve, Mineola Village Trustee; the Honorable John P. Colbert, Mayor of the Village of Mineola; the Honorable Maryanne Warnecke, Mineola Village Trustee; the Honorable Louis Santosus, Jr., Deputy Mayor, Village of Mineola; and the Honorable Elizabeth A. J. Conlon, Mineola Village Trustee.
    Winthrop�s Ambulatory Surgery Center has doubled in surgical capacity, from four to eight operating suites. Two of the suites are equipped with video monitoring, necessary for laparoscopic surgery. Patients will now have their choice of scheduling dates, and waiting will be virtually eliminated.

    The ribbon cutting was attended by elected officials, Winthrop�s Board of Directors, and the Hospital�s physicians, clinical staff, and administrative staff.

    Every previously existing clinical area has been retrofitted, including the pre-operative, surgical, and recovery suites.

    The modernization includes a completely separate recovery room for pediatric patients, gaily decorated to cheer young patients, which expanded from four to six beds, and an adult recovery unit that has grown from a 13 patient capacity to accommodate 23 adults. Also included is an attractive reception area, and a pre-operative area that has been expanded from six to 10 patient stations. A new conference area enables patients, their loved ones, and physicians to meet in privacy.

    Following the ribbon cutting, guests donned disposable sterile suits with shoe covers, and toured the Ambulatory Surgery Center. Tours were led by clinicians Diane Bendelier, RN, C-PAN, Director of Perioperative Surgical Services; Jeanette Hartmann, RN, MA, CNOR, Nurse Manager, Ambulatory Surgery Unit; and Joan Tronolone, RN, Assistant Nurse Manager.

    Addressing the guests, Daniel P. Walsh, Winthrop�s President and Chief Executive Officer said, �The modernized, expanded Ambulatory Surgery Center is Winthrop�s gift to our community, as it enables us to better serve our patients. The doubling in capacity will ensure that both patients and surgeons have their pick of the most desirable scheduling. There will be very little waiting for elective procedures.�

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