Winthrop Officially Opens New Heart Surgery Center & Pediatric Inpatient Center

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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  • After more than 18 months, a vision has become a reality at Winthrop. On Thursday, April 1, 2004 the long anticipated opening of Winthrop's new 26,000 sq. ft. Heart Surgery Center and 15,000 sq. ft. Pediatric Inpatient Center was made official at a special dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony.

    More than 400 invited guests packed into the New Life Conference Center at Winthrop as Hospital administration and physicians eagerly unveiled one of the most significant construction projects at Winthrop in years.

    "The opening of these two new, modern and technologically sophisticated centers marks a new chapter in Winthrop's long history of providing the highest quality patient care to the Long Island community," stated Daniel P. Walsh, Winthrop's President and CEO.

    What was once covered in blue tarp and surrounded by construction fences and equipment is now a shining testament to the ever-growing services offered at Winthrop. The two new floors of the hospital's North Pavilion are both centers of excellence that will provide the Long Island region with the highest level of cardiac and pediatric care available.

    "The idea of these two new centers of excellence came into being as we carefully considered the positive impact they would have on the families in our community and throughout Long Island who have come to rely on the expertise of Winthrop's staff," stated Richard Newhouse, past Chairman of Winthrop's Board of Directors and former cardiac patient.

    Warren Rosenfeld, MD, Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics recalled a time some 17 years ago when he first came to Winthrop and his dream of a world-class pediatrics unit. He stated that he was proud to see that vision become reality. Scott Schubach, MD, Chairman of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery was also thrilled that the expertise of his heart surgery team would now have the most advanced resources at hand in their new home. As he looked into the audience, he recognized a numbers of former patients whose attendance at the dedication made him feel "10 feet tall."

    "Winthrop's new centers are just as much about world-class health care as they are about the human spirit," added Mr. Walsh. "They are not merely about bricks and mortar...for facilities alone cannot heal those in need of healing. It is what goes on inside the walls of the new centers that matters most."

    Following the ceremony, Winthrop administrators, medical and nursing staff and dignitaries helped cut the official ribbon, marking the beginning of a wonderful new era of healthcare at Winthrop.

    Mr. Walsh added, "These Centers are places of healing...healing of both the body and soul by the committed men and women who deliver the extraordinary care everyday."

    For more information on the new Pediatric Inpatient Center, call 1-877-559-KIDS. For information on the new Heart Surgery Center at Winthrop, call 1-800-443-2788.

    An official ribbon cutting ceremony marked the opening of Winthrop-University Hospital's new Heart Surgery Center and new Pediatric Inpatient Center. Daniel P. Walsh, Winthrop's President and CEO (third from right) was joined by (left to right): Jack Martins, Mayor, Village of Mineola; Richard Newhouse, Past Chairman, Winthrop Board of Directors; Dennis Sheridan, Vice President, Administration at Winthrop; Charles Strain, Esq., Winthrop Board of Directors and Chairman, Winthrop's capital campaign; Joan Marchiselli, RN, Director of Nursing/Surgery; Theodora Winthrop Hooton, Honorary Chair, Winthrop capital campaign; Scott Schubach, MD, Chairman, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery; Warren Rosenfeld, MD, Chairman, Pediatrics; Eileen Magri, RN, Director, Maternal/Child Health Services; and Deborah Johnson, Vice President, Administration at Winthrop.

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