Vol. 16, No. 2
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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Winthrop's newly created WONDERS (Winthrop Oncology
Network Dedicated to Education, Research and Support) group
celebrated its first annual Mardi Gras Gala in early March.
The WONDERS committee includes Winthrop employees, nurses
and cancer patients, who have partnered to raise funds in
support of the Hospital's Institute for Cancer Care.
The WONDERS members pictured include L-R: Marge
McDowell, RN; Janet Depew, community member; Diana
Pasqua, RN; Angela Fischer, Academic Coordinator; Susan
Famularo, Oncology/Hematology support staff member;
Kathleen Porchia, Certified Tumor Registrar; Julie Mischo,
RN, Cancer Care Coordinator; Patricia Schussler, ACSW; and
Amy Olivito, community member. Members not pictured
include Christine Stanganelli, RN; and Bernadette
Hodgkinson, Oncology/Hematology research assistant.
The event raised more than $25,000 to benefit the Hospital's
cancer services for adults. The funding also supports the proposed
development of a molecular diagnostics lab that will enable
Winthrop to further expand its cancer research capabilities.
"The gala successfully brought together patients and the
many talented and dedicated physicians, nurses and support
staff involved in cancer care for a night of celebration," explained
Julie Mischo, RN, Cancer Care Coordinator. "The Winthrop cancer
care community is very grateful to the WONDERS for jump
starting this grassroots effort."
For more information about Winthrop's cancer services,
contact Julie Mischo at (516) 663-4637. For information
about volunteer opportunities with the WONDERS group, call
Angela Fischer, Academic Coordinator, at (516) 663-9568.