Vol. 11, No. 2
Revolutionary Dual Chamber Pacemaker Implanted
Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery in
Institute for Neurosciences
Relief for Restless Legs at Sleep Disorders Center
Spiritual Care Program Helps New Parents Cope with Loss
Study Shows Endoscopic Ultrasound Provides Accurate Non-Surgical Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer
Summertime Poses Special Risks for Seniors
Focus on Men’s Unique Health Concerns
Cancer Survivors’ Day is A Celebration of Life
Art Party Held by Cancer Center for Kids
A Family’s Gift of Love
Jay’s World Supports Cancer Center for Kids
The bottom line at the New Life Center is a great birthing experience
Parenting Center Takes the Guesswork Out of Parenthood
Winthrop-University Hospital Honors Junior Volunteers
Auxiliary Holds 77th Annual Meeting
Institute for Cancer Care Beneficiary of Annual Golf Tournament
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t the recent 77th Annual Meeting of Winthrop's Auxiliary, the "Auxilian of the Year" was named, a year's worth of major accomplishments recounted, and a generous donation made to the Hospital.
Nancy Peretz was named "Auxilian of the Year" at the Annual Meeting.
Reiterating the many accomplishments of the Auxiliary during the last three-quarters of a century, Winthrop's President and Chief Executive Officer, Daniel P. Walsh, observed, "The Winthrop Auxiliary does a tremendous job on behalf of the Hospital, devoting countless hours to raising money and advocating for the Hospital throughout the community. The Auxilians continue to attract new members, adding value to Winthrop, and playing an increasingly important role on our healthcare team."
Among the Auxiliary's many recent achievements, Mr. Walsh noted that the organization had received its ninth consecutive Auxiliary Advocacy Award of the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS); awarded more than $10,000 in scholarships to deserving Junior Volunteers who are graduating from high school and planning health-related careers; and raised more than $7,500 at the recent Shirley Weber Memorial Art Show and Sale.
Barbara L. Kohart, Vice President - Administration, echoed this appreciation. A former Junior Volunteer, Ms. Kohart thanked the Auxiliary for its generous support the Hospital's Chaplaincy Endowment Fund, and for the more than 500 hand-crafted baby hats and booties, contributed to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit through its "Precious Purls" project.
At the meeting, the Auxiliary made a donation of $352,000 to the Hospital's Chaplaincy Endowment Fund, which fulfilled its initial pledge of $800,000. The check was gratefully accepted by Richard A. Newhouse, Jr., Chairman of the Winthrop Board of Directors.
A new slate of officers for Winthrop's Auxiliary has been installed. Richard A. Newhouse, Jr., Chairman of Winthrop's Board (fourth from left), welcomed new officers (left to right) Margaret Musil, Parliamentarian; Barbara Seale, Historian; Dorothy Ingram, Recording Secretary; Lois Tighe, Vice President; Julia Soba, Treasurer; Veronica Renken, President; and Frances Sweeney, Immediate Past President.
"Through your dedication and hard work, you have helped to create the Winthrop culture, an environment of caring," said Mr. Newhouse.
Nancy Peretz was named "Auxilian of the Year." Mrs. Peretz, with her friend, Mary Ann Edwards,
founded the Auxiliary's Precious Purls knitting project, through which volunteers knit handcrafted baby hats and booties for babies in the Neonatal Intensive
"Nancy Peretz truly represents the Auxiliary motto, 'Giving without compromise,'" declared Frances Sweeney, outgoing President. "We are so pleased to have named her 'Auxilian of the Year.'"
For additional information on the auxiliary, please call (516) 663-2391.