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


Vol. 16, No. 2
Spring/Summer 2006

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  • 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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  • L-R: Daniel P. Walsh, President and Chief Executive Officer; Joseph and Laurel Anne Mancino; and AnnMarie DiFrancesca, Child Life Program Director.
    Winthrop Board of Directors member and retired Roslyn Savings Bank chairman, Joseph Mancino, along with his wife, Laurel Anne, recently donated nearly $300,000 to support the development of Winthrop's Child Life Activity Center and the Pediatric Emergency Room (ER) children's waiting area.

    Winthrop's skilled, board-certified pediatricians, specially trained nurses and pediatric specialists treat thousands of children annually. Inside the dedicated, specially designed Pediatric Emergency Unit, 10 beds, each outfitted with a bedside television, help make patients comfortable when receiving a consultation or treatment. To alleviate the anxieties young patients often face during medical emergencies, the ER also provides a rolling entertainment center complete with video game units, and an extensive collection of books, puzzles, crayons and coloring books. The child-friendly Pediatric ER waiting area includes a private space complete with a saltwater fish tank to calm the young visitors.

    Located in the Hospital's Hagedorn Pediatric Inpatient Center, the Child Life Activity Center offers patients a procedure-free space to simply be children. Vibrant colors and cheerful murals add to the Center's ambiance while expansive skylights in high-vaulted ceilings brighten the room that is fully equipped to provide a wide variety of entertainment and activities. Certified Child Life Specialists work to engage the children in therapeutic play, helping them better understand medical procedures and deal with the fear often associated with hospitalization and illness.

    "We are most grateful to the Mancino family for their generosity as it will help our talented medical and support team continue to provide superior quality, specialized health care for our community's next generation," said Daniel P. Walsh, President and Chief Executive Officer.

    For more information or if you would like a brochure about Winthrop's pediatric services, call 1-866-WINTHROP.



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