Winthrop Appoints Board of Directors Chairman


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: John Spellman, a cancer survivor, presents the "Mask of Courage" to Elaine Montchal, RN, Winthrop's CyberKnife Coordinator.
    Charles M. Strain, Esq. has been elected Chairman of the Winthrop-University Hospital Board of Directors. A Winthrop board member for the past four years, Mr. Strain succeeds Patrick K. Long, President and Chief Executive Officer of Formed Plastics, Inc., who assumed the chairmanship in mid-2003.

    Mr. Strain is managing partner of Farrell Fritz, P. C., one of Long Island's largest and most highly-respected law firms. The firm consists of more than 75 attorneys in five locations, serving clients throughout Long Island, Queens and New York City. Mr. Strain's practice focuses on corporate and real estate law, representing businesses, financial institutions, health care providers and not-for-profit organizations.

    In addition to his law practice, Mr. Strain is active in a number of civic organizations throughout the region. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Long Island Association, the New York State Health Foundation, Family and Children's Association, and Sacred Heart Academy, as well as on the Council of Overseers of the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts and the Board of Governors of St. John's University.

    "We have an obligation to be involved in our community, and it is important that we encourage others to also get involved," said Mr. Strain. "Advocating for, and supporting, the activities of people who do good work in the community is not only fulfilling, but it has had a profoundly positive effect on my life both professionally and personally."

    "Advocating for, and supporting, the activities of people who do good work in the community is not only fulfilling, but it has had a profoundly positive effect on my life both professionally and personally."

    Charles M. Strain, Esq.,
    Chairman,
    Winthrop Board of Directors


    In addition to his support of various charitable organizations, Mr. Strain remains active in his home community of Garden City, where he resides with his wife, Denise, and their two daughters, Caitlin and Alicia.

    "On behalf of the entire Hospital, I want to congratulate Mr. Strain on his election to the chairmanship of the board. We are pleased to see his board colleagues recognize him with this important honor," said Daniel P. Walsh, Winthrop's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Charlie brings a great deal of experience and insight to this role. His expertise in the business world, as well as his dedication to the betterment of the community, makes him a welcome leader."



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