Senator Michael A.L. Balboni Sponsors $200,000 Bioterrorism Grant for Winthrop

Vol. 12, No. 3
December, 2002

  • 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 - 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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  • Phinthrop-University Hospital was awarded a $200,000 New York State Legislative grant, sponsored by Senator Michael A.L. Balboni, 7th District, for the Hospital's Bioterrorism Preparedness Program, fortifying the foundation of Winthrop's emergency services capabilities in the event of a mass casualty disaster.

    William Gille, Director of Safety and Security at Winthrop-University Hospital (right) shows Senator Balboni (left) the newly built decontamination shower in the Hospital's Emergency Department. Mr. Gille demonstrated how the new bio'suit would be used in the event of exposure to potentially harmful contagious diseases during a recent tour of the Hospital's renovated and expanded Emergency Department with the Senator.
    Winthrop has increasingly been identified as the Hospital of choice by many of its Long Island neighbors for emergency and trauma care. Often referred to as the "go to hospital" by area residents, Winthrop is a highly regarded Level I Regional Trauma Center. The funding from the grant will help further develop Winthrop's Bioterrorism Preparedness Program through the installation and acquisition of new systems and equipment to expedite emergency care.

    In addition to installing specialized security systems throughout the Hospital, Winthrop will acquire new, protective gear and bio'suits for the staff, advanced pharmaceuticals and decontamination equipment. As part of the ongoing $6.6 million renovation and expansion of Winthrop's Emergency Department, decontamination showers for emergency crews and patients have already been installed.

    "This grant comes at a time when terrorism poses a looming threat over our country and the health of all American citizens," stated Daniel P. Walsh, President and CEO of Winthrop. "This additional funding from New York State will help us expand our existing Bioterrorism Preparedness Program, heightening our ability to continue to provide seamless emergency care to the region. We greatly appreciate Senator Balboni's efforts on our behalf."

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