Garden City Second Grader Dedicates Birthday to Young Patients

Vol. 16, No. 3
Summer/Fall 2006

  • Scoliosis Patient Stands Taller after Complex Surgeries

  • Winthrop Specialists Named to Top Doctors List

  • Renovation Project Extended Thanks to Senator Balboni

  • Winthrop Opens Beautifully Expanded Admitting Office

  • ER & Cardiac Team's Exceptional Response Time Saves Father of Two

  • Winthrop Plays Major Role in County-Wide Emergency Preparedness Drill

  • Winthrop's Department of Pediatrics Admitted to Prestigious National Association

  • Don't let obesity take you from them

  • Cancer Survivor's Inspiring "Mask of Courage" Evokes Hope

  • Winthrop Appoints Board of Directors Chairman

  • Former Winthrop President Passes Away

  • CyberKnife Restores Mother's Hearing and Preserves Grandfather's Active Lifestyle

  • Winthrop Introduces Toilet-Training Program

  • Winthrop First LI Hospital to Pioneer Use of Advanced Physician Order Entry Technology

  • Citigroup Foundation and Garden City Family Support Cancer Center for Kids

  • Charlie's Champions Rally in Support of Cancer Center for Kids

  • Horticultural Therapy Program Branches Out Thanks to Fidelity Investments

  • West Islip Family Thanks Pediatric Center

  • Garden City Second Grader Dedicates Birthday to Young Patients

  • Jets Fans' Contributions Benefit Pediatric Patients

  • Kids for Care Hosts Dinner Supporting Pediatric ER Patients

  • Diabetes Education Center Partners with American Idol Celebrity for Important Discussion

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  • For his eighth birthday, Garden City resident Robert Hyer made a very special wish for young patients at Winthrop's Hagedorn Pediatric Inpatient Center. In preparation for his June party, he asked his 18 guests to bring wrapped toys instead of presents. Robbie later donated the gifts to Winthrop's Child Life Program, which provides services and support, including therapeutic play and recreational activities, to help patients allay uncertainties that often accompany a stressful hospitalization.

    "The Child Life Program relies on generous donors to help brighten the lives of hospitalized children," explained AnnMarie DiFrancesca, Director of the Child Life Program. "Robbie's generosity has made a positive impact for children hospitalized here at Winthrop."

    For more about the Child Life Program, call Ms. DiFrancesca at (516) 663-2761.

    AnnMarie DiFrancesca, Director of Winthrop's Child Life Program, with Robbie Hyer of Garden City.

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