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 Asthmaƒ
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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inthrop recently received a Statewide Award from the New York State Department of Education,
recognizing the Hospital's outstanding commitment to providing employment opportunities to persons with disabilities. The award was presented at the 17th Annual National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) celebration on Friday, October 11th.
Winthrop was nominated and won the prestigious honor for the second time in seven years for its novel
program, which is coordinated through the Hospital's Human Resources Department and The Rehabilitation Institute (TRI), an organization that helps integrate people with disabilities into the employment community. Winthrop, which instituted its community outreach program in 1989, has worked closely with TRI by providing employment opportunities, internships, and mentoring programs to its participants.
Robin Salsberg (right,
holding award) with Lawrence Edwards, Environmental Services Aide at Winthrop (left)
and one of the Hospital's "Most Valuable Players"
in 2001. He is just one
of the many success
stories of Winthrop's job readiness program. |
"Many of the trainees have subsequently been hired at Winthrop as they develop skills to return to work or enter the workforce for the first time," explained George Rainer, Vice President of Human Resources at Winthrop. "The
program provides people with the human compassion
they need to take the next step in their lives."
"Through our collaboration with a number of New York Metropolitan area agencies, including TRI, Winthrop provides interns with real world experience as they
develop and sharpen their occupational skills," stated
Robin Salsberg, Human Resources Director-Training and Organizational Development at Winthrop. "Seeing people gain confidence and watching them grow within the
workplace is one of the most rewarding aspects of this
vital job readiness program."