'A Night at the Opera' Benefits Winthrop's Kids


Vol. 14, No. 2
Spring 2004

  • Winthrop Ranked #1 in New York State in Angioplasty and at the Top in the State for Open Heart Surgery

  • Winthrop Officially Opens New Heart Surgery Center & Pediatric Inpatient Center

  • Winthrop's New Pediatric Inpatient Center

  • The New Heart Surgery Center

  • NICU Team Helps Smallest Baby Ever Born at Winthrop Defy All Odds

  • Life After Gastric Bypass Surgery

  • New Medication to Treat Severe Asthma Helps Winthrop Patients Breathe, Not Wheeze

  • Winthrop Sets Out to Eliminate Racial, Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare at 3rd Annual Hispanic Health Fair

  • Peer Visitors Provide Hope, Faith to Stroke Patients at Winthrop Stroke Peer Visitor Program First of its Kind on Long Island

  • Diabetes Education Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary

  • New York Dragons Spread Cheer at Winthrop's Pediatric Inpatient Center

  • Golfers Hit the Greens at 19th Annual Winthrop Golf Tournament

  • 'A Night at the Opera' Benefits Winthrop's Kids

  • Insurance... a means for charitable giving

  • Jay's World, The New York Islanders Children's Foundation & Charles B. Wang Foundation Support Winthrop's New Pediatric Inpatient Unitd

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  • Warren Rosenfeld, MD, Chairman, Pediatrics (third from right) and Ronald Marino, DO, Vice Chairman, General Pediatrics at Winthrop (second from right) gather with colleagues and friends at a Night at the Opera event to benefit the Child Life Program.
    Winthrop's annual Night at the Opera - "Sweet Voices for Precious Children" to benefit the Child Life Program in the Department of Pediatrics reached its highest note yet, raising close to $50,000 - the most in the event's history. Close to 150 benefactors and friends joined the Department of Pediatrics on Thursday, March 18, 2004, at the seventh annual opera event held in Winthrop's New Life Conference Center.

    Guests enjoyed an enchanting evening of elegant cuisine and beautiful music, performed by accomplished opera singers Jennifer Hines, mezzo-soprano, Barbara Shirvis, soprano, as well as pianist, Caren Levine. Exciting raffle prizes were also awarded to a number of lucky winners throughout the evening.

    Winthrop's Child Life Program addresses the unique emotional and developmental needs of children, as well as their families, helping them cope with the anxiety hospitalization can cause. Through play, education and support, Child Life Specialists build a special, trusting relationship with the pediatric patient while helping them understand and adjust to hospitalization through age-appropriate explanations. The child life playroom, housed in Winthrop's new, 15,000 square foot, state-of-the art Pediatric Inpatient Center, is a designated "safe haven," a place children can call their own away from tests, needles and treatments. The playroom serves as a social setting - where kids can just be kids.

    For more information on the Child Life Program at Winthrop, call (516) 663-2761. For information on next year's Night at the Opera event, which is scheduled for Thursday, March 10, 2005, please contact Winthrop's Development Office at (516) 663-3398.



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