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

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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  • Senator Kemp Hannon (center), a generous supporter of this year's Diga Si health fair, received a personal tour of all the fair had to offer to the Hispanic community by Winthrop administrators and the Diga Si A La Buena Salud health fair committee.
    Winthrop's third annual Hispanic health fair- "Diga Si en 2004," held on Thursday, May 6th, attracted a record-breaking 702 members of Nassau County's Hispanic community. More than 150 enthusiastic Winthrop volunteers, from almost every department of the Hospital, welcomed members of Nassau County's Hispanic community to an evening that included free health screenings, hospital tours, health insurance information, Latin food and music, and family photos.

    Attendees also had access to a number of Winthrop's medical experts in areas including infection control, women's and children's health, genetics, stroke and others. Representatives were also on site to assist with information on Child Health Plus and Family Health Plus.

    Many attendees of the health fair took advantage of free blood pressure checks

    Children also received blood pressure readings as well as weight and height checks by Winthrop Pediatric Associates.

    Kids enjoy the arts and crafts table.

    The health fair is part of Winthrop's special initiative, Diga Si a la Buena Salud (Say Yes to Good Health), which has been promoting health and wellness among Hispanic communities throughout Nassau County since its inception in 2002. Since this time, the program has helped hundreds of medically underserved families obtain access to vital healthcare resources.

    According to Deborah Johnson, Vice President-Administration and a key player in the Diga Si initiative, "Through the Diga Si outreach program, Winthrop is successfully assisting the Hispanic community in overcoming obstacles to obtaining the health services they truly deserve."

    For more information on Winthrop's Diga Si initiative or other community outreach programs, call 1-866-WINTHROP.

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