Hagedorns' Extraordinary Gift Helps Make Miracles Grow Everyday


Vol. 16, No. 2
Spring/Summer 2006

  • Winthrop Neurosurgeon Offers Patients Relief From Severe Chronic Pain With Neurostimulation

  • Bug Bite & Once Controversial Treatment Saves Father of Six

  • Winthrop's New Arthritis & Rheumatic Disease Center Offers State-Of-The-Art Treatment

  • Winthrop First NY Metro Hospital to Receive the ASA's Initial Performance Achievement Award

  • Fitness Program Gets Young Cancer Patients Back in the Game

  • Hagedorns' Extraordinary Gift Helps Make Miracles Grow Everyday

  • The Miracle Foundation Gives $50,000 in Support of Cancer Center for Kids

  • First Annual Mardi Gras Gala Benefits Cancer Education, Research and Support Services

  • Retired Bank Chairman's Exceptional Generosity Benefits Winthrop's Pediatric Facilities

  • A Smart Way to Give

  • Winthrop Attracts Newest Medical Talent To Residency Program

  • Gifts of Love for Winthrop's Littlest Patients

  • Cardiac Surgeon and Family Donate in Support of Heart Surgery Center Construction

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  • Warren Rosenfeld, MD, Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, and Mrs. Amy Hagedorn cut the cake in celebration of the dedication.
    Pediatric Inpatient Center dedicated in family's honor

    Winthrop recently named its new, expanded Pediatric Inpatient Center in recognition of the extraordinary generosity of the late Horace Hagedorn, founder of Miracle- Gro, and his wife, Amy. The Hagedorns' most benevolent $1 million gift made it possible for the Hospital to triple the size of its technologically sophisticated pediatric center.

    "The Hospital's commitment to build one of the most child- and family-friendly pediatric inpatient facilities received a tremendous boost because of the Hagedorns' exceptional generosity and unwavering devotion to promoting children's health," said Daniel P. Walsh, President and Chief Executive Officer, during the April dedication ceremony.

    The 15,000 square-foot Center includes state-of-the-art patient rooms with bedside sleeper sofas for parents; private, fully outfitted treatment rooms; and comfortable, family consultation and waiting areas. Vibrant colors and cheerful murals add to the Center's ambiance while expansive skylights brighten the entire facility. An inviting Child Life Activity Center offers entertainment for the patients and their visitors. And, all patient rooms are equipped with a television and video game console, which are provided free-of-charge.


    Patrick K. Long, Chairman, Board of Directors, unveils the sign that greets visitors to the Hagedorn Pediatric Inpatient Center.
    The Center is staffed by Winthrop's skilled pediatricians, specially trained nurses and support staff, and pediatric specialists, who are available as necessary. The team also includes certified Child Life Specialists, who engage patients in play in order to help them better understand medical procedures and deal with the anxiety and fear often associated with hospitalization and illness.

    "We are sincerely grateful to the Hagedorns for helping us to affect our young patients' lives in such a remarkably positive way," added Warren Rosenfeld, MD, Chairman, Department of Pediatrics. "Together, we continue to help make miracles grow everyday."

    For more information about Winthrop's Hagedorn Pediatric Inpatient Center, call 1-866-WINTHROP.


    L-R: Warren Rosenfeld, MD, Chairman, Department of Pediatrics; Patrick K. Long, Chairman, Board of Directors; Mrs. Amy Hagedorn; John Miller, Board Member; Andrew Valentine, Mrs. Hagedorn's son; and Daniel P. Walsh, President and Chief Executive Officer.



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