Team Winthrop Rallies to Support Hurricane Relief Efforts

Vol. 15, No. 1
Summer 2005

  • CyberKnife at Winthrop Revolutionizes Cancer Care

  • Stroke Center Receives NYS Department of Health's Stamp of Approval

  • New Corkscrew Device Saves Stroke Patients' Lives

  • Minimally Invasive Procedure Seeks and Destroys Cancer Cells, Sparing Healthy Tissue

  • Early Detection and Flexible Treatment Get Player Back in the Game

  • Winthrop Performs Unusual Heart Operation

  • McCann Endoscopy Center Opens

  • Winthrop is First to Offer New Treatment for Female Urinary Incontinence

  • 'Dining Out' Series Teaches Healthful Choices

  • Asian Flare Sets the Stage for 2005 Gala

  • Comprehensive Class Alleviates Anxieties of Patients Facing Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery

  • Andy Foundation's NFL Day Benefits Cancer Center for Kids

  • Get a Jump on Your Holiday Shopping While Helping Young Patients

  • Jets All-Pro Center Teams Up with Winthrop for Second Annual Challenge Benefiting Young Patients

  • Creative Cards Benefit Cancer Center for Kids

  • Starlight Starbright Foundation Tours Peds Inpatient Center

  • Reach Out and Read Program Receives Generous Support

  • The Future: Your Legacy

  • Great Neck 5K

  • Winthrop Wins Grant to 'Reinvent the House Call'

  • Team Winthrop Rallies to Support Hurricane Relief Efforts

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  • Thousands of miles away, Winthrop employees watched the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina unfold. In an outpouring of support and sympathy, Team Winthrop responded by joining hands to organize a three-day donation drive netting enough supplies, ranging from diapers to bug spray, to fill a 37-foot Winnebago.

    Winthrop's collection was then donated during the recent "Mawae Movement", a one-day drive spearheaded by Kevin Mawae, New York Jets All-Pro Center, who grew up in Leesville, Louisiana. Dozens of Winthrop employees also volunteered their time and energy to assist during the Garden City-based community drive.

    "The outpouring of support was incredible," explained Mawae. "So many people showed up to volunteer and donate. By the end of the day, two 18-wheelers were filled to capacity with much needed food and supplies to be shipped down to meet families in need in Louisiana." "As a hospital we have an obligation to help people in need, but our staff's efforts were simple acts of kindness and concern for people in crisis," said Daniel P. Walsh, President and Chief Executive Officer, Winthrop-University Hospital.

    "As a compassionate team of individuals, who help people every day, it was our privilege to lend support to the relief efforts."

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