Winthrop Opens Beautifully Expanded Admitting Office Comfortable, well-appointed new space welcomes patients & families

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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  • L-R: Daniel P. Walsh, President and Chief Executive Officer; Carol Lerner, Director of Patient Access Services; Amy Wolin, Assistant Vice President of Patient Financial Services; and John Collins, Vice President of Finance, cut the ribbon to mark the grand opening of the renovated Admitting Office.

    Winthrop recently unveiled its expanded Admitting Office, a welcoming space that provides a high degree of privacy for patients during interviews, as well as an efficient and comfortable workplace for the office's dedicated employees.

    Greeted at an elegant reception desk, visitors are seated in a spacious waiting area outfitted with comfortable chairs and soothing decor. The Admitting Office also features eight registration cubicles and two legal certificate work spaces where patients and physicians may easily review and complete paperwork.

    "The office layout was beautifully designed and executed: From soothing colors to sensational artwork, the renovation is a breath of fresh air," said Amy Wolin, Assistant Vice President for Patient Financial Services.

    In keeping with the Hospital's focus on preserving confidentiality and providing a calm and soothing environment for patients and family members, acoustical panels keep the noise level to a mere whisper. Additionally, the office's revamped design ensures a smooth flow of pedestrian traffic that eliminates potential points of congestion.

    "The renovation is absolutely beautiful--the decor and furniture are attractive, and the fresh appearance makes it a pleasant environment to work in," commented Joan Walsh, Registrar. "The new space is truly inviting and makes a good first impression for people walking through our door."

    "We receive numerous compliments throughout the day from patients and employees praising the office's new look and well-planned layout," added Sharia Callis-Thomas, Registrar. "This renovated area is a magnificent way of saying to the public, 'Welcome to Winthrop.'"

    The Admitting Office, which is open 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, is located in the Hospital's main building with the entrance right off the main lobby. The Admitting staff may be reached at (516) 663-2526.

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