Vol. 12, No. 3
A Vision Moves One Step Closer to Reality - Ground Breaks on Winthrop's New Heart Surgery Center and Pediatric Inpatient Center
Winthrop Ranked Among Best in New York State for Bypass Surgery
New, Dedicated Pediatric Emergency Unit Opens at Winthrop - Provides Specialized Care for Children's Unique Needs
Pediatric Asthma Parents Support Group - Try talking with others about Asthma�
Club W Reinvents the 1940's in All It's Glory at Winthrop's Annual Gala
Winthrop's Rheumatoid Arthritis Center Offers Treatment, Relief From Chronic Pain of Joint Disease
Winthrop Pediatric Opthalmologist Performs New, Successful Surgery on Patient with Rare Eye Disorder
From Hospital to Home, Winthrop Provides New Moms with Tools for Breastfeeding Success
Winthrop Named New York State Regional Perinatal Center - One of Only 18 Centers in all of New York State to Receive Prestigious Designation
Winthrop Receives Department Of Education Statewide Award For Employment Of People With Disabilities
Winthrop's New Website - Winthrop.org Goes Live!
'Celebrate America Fun-Fest- Benefits Winthrop's Cancer Center For Kids - Governor George Pataki, Senator Michael Balboni, Olympic Gold Medallist Sarah Hughes, Make Special Guest Appearances
Golfers Tee Off to Benefit Withrop's Institute for Heart Care at 17th Annual Golf Tournament
Assemblywoman Maureen O-Connell 'Reaches Out and Reads' to Local Children at Winthrop Pediatrics
Judging a Book by its Cover - All 3,000 of Them
Winthrop's Cancer Program Approved by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons
Vascular Laboratory at Winthrop Achieves ICAVL Reaccredidation
'Tis the Season for Giving
Senator Michael A.L. Balboni Sponsors $200,000 Bioterrorism Grant for Winthrop
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hrouded in tarp and scaffolding, the front entrance of Winthrop is taking on a whole new appearance these days. That's because construction on a new, 26,000'sq. ft. Heart Surgery Center and a 15,000 sq. ft. Pediatric Inpatient Center is now underway, addressing the growing need for highly specialized cardiac and pediatric care throughout the Long Island region. Winthrop's
ambitious project will add a fourth and fifth floor
to the existing North Pavilion, streamlining the
diagnosis and treatment of heart disease and
catering to the unique healthcare needs of children.
New Heart Surgery Center
The site of
the future Heart Surgery Center and Pediatric Inpatient Center will add two additional floors to the Hospital's
existing North Pavilion.|
Cardiac patients, living with debilitating cardiac
disease, can take heart knowing a new, highly sophisticated facility will further compliment Winthrop's world-class Institute for Heart Care.
Winthrop's new Heart Surgery Center will include an additional operating room, 22 intensive care and step down rooms, three ICU nursing
stations, and larger patient rooms including
26 telemetry beds for optimal care and bedside
monitoring throughout a patient's hospital stay. Comfortably appointed waiting areas and lounges
for family members who choose to be close to their loved ones before and after surgery will also be available. The Center will be staffed with Winthrop's exceptionally skilled surgeons and critical care
specialists for seamless, around-the-clock
continuum of care.
A related expansion project will include a new cardiac catheterization laboratory (the Hospital's fourth), outfitted with an all-digital cardiovascular imaging system. This revolutionary equipment will enable interventional cardiologists to view hard-to'see blood vessels in explicit detail, helping them
to determine the extent of plaque build-up and to
perform emergency or elective procedures for patients with coronary artery and heart valve obstructions.
A new Electrophysiology Laboratory will also
be added, accommodating more patients for the
diagnosis of heart arrhythmias and continuing to provide the groundbreaking, life-altering procedures for which it is known.
New Pediatric Pavilion - A Homelike Setting That Promotes Healing
Surgery. Cancer. Tonsillitis. Seizures. These are all big words for small patients. Hospitalization can be a traumatic experience
for children as well as their
families, and that's why Winthrop has set out to
create one of the most
family-friendly Pediatric Inpatient Centers around.
The Pediatric Inpatient Center's bright and cheerful entry, lobby and concierge desk.
Rivaling some of the areas largest pediatric
facilities, the new pediatric center will be a welcoming facility with plenty of
natural light filtering in through the skylights to
create a sense of warmth
and openness. Bright
colors will add cheer and
adornments such as a tropical
aquarium will help to create a
feeling of home.
Families will be greeted at a large welcome desk where a patient navigator will be accessible to answer questions and address concerns about a child's
stay at Winthrop. A large family waiting area will add to the welcoming and
comforting atmosphere, and special
sleep couches will be available in every room for parents wishing to stay overnight with their children.
The new Heart Surgery Center will house 22 Intensive Care rooms each equipped with advanced telemetry and bedside monitoring technology. |
In addition to being equipped with the most advanced technology and staffed with Winthrop's highly skilled
pediatric specialists, the unit's new playroom will
incorporate play into medicine, helping children cope with their surroundings and situations. Staffed by Child Life Specialists, the playroom will serve as a
safe haven where no medical treatment is rendered, a place for patients to spend time
on the computer, play video or board games, watch videos and act like kids. Child Life Specialists engage hospitalized children in medical play, helping them understand medical procedures to take away some of their anxiety and fright.
The Pediatric Inpatient Center will also house a specialized, five-room cancer unit. These rooms will provide privacy for patients and families and will be equipped with sleep'sofas for parents to stay with their kids. Pediatric cancer patients will also have full access to the Child Life Playroom and its fun activities, providing them with the friendly socialization that is so important in healing.
With the creation of a new, highly specialized and sophisticated Heart Surgery Center and the bright and warm Pediatric Inpatient Center, patients can rest assured that their hearts
and kids will be in the
best of hands in the most modern of facilities.
The larger Child Life playroom
and lounge will accommodate more children and more fun games and
For more information
on Winthrop's Institute for Heart Care or the Institute
for Family Care, call