Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation Helps Make Wishes Come True

Vol. 18, No. 2
Summer 2008

  • Compassionate, Cutting-Edge Care Provides Relief to 89-Year-Old Patient

  • Winthrop Elects Three New Members to Board of Directors

  • Two Winthrop-University Hospital Physicians Top New York State Lists for Cardiac Care

  • Phyllis & Nathan J. Mistretta Emergency Diagnostic Imaging Center Dedicated at Winthrop

  • RP-7 "Virtual Doctor" Makes it's Debut at Winthrop

  • Congratulations, Top Docs!

  • A Vibrant Research Program at Winthrop

  • Pediatric Bowel Management Program Addresses Unique Needs of Children

  • International Exchange Program Tours Winthrop

  • 23rd Annual Golf Tournament Raises a Record $430,000 for Emergency Services at Winthrop

  • 11th Annual Opera Night Raises $75,000 for Child Life

  • Charlie's Champions Foundation Shows Continued Support for Cancer Center for Kids

  • Community Members Say Yes to Good Health

  • Senator Schumer Hosts Press Conference at Diabetes Education Center

  • 2nd Annual Black & White Ball Raises $300,000 for Cancer Center for Kids

  • Michael Magro Foundation Supports CCFK's School Re-entry Program

  • Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation Helps Make Wishes Come True

  • Winthrop Receives "Found Money"

  • The Miracle Foundation Makes Third Gift of $50,000 to Cancer Center for Kids

  • Swim Laps Go a Long Way in Support of Pediatrics

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    Every day, Certified Child Life Specialists (CCLS) at Winthrop-University Hospital address the unique emotional and developmental needs of young patients through supervised play, recreation, education and emotional support. Thanks to generous funding by the Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation, Winthrop has expanded its renowned Child Life Program with the addition of another part-time CCLS position at Winthrop's Pediatric Specialty Care Center.

    The Foundation also donated two new Nintendo Wii Fun Centers to the Hagedorn Pediatric Inpatient Center at Winthrop. Each entertainment center features a flat-panel television, DVD player and a Nintendo Wii Game System to help alleviate feelings of anxiety and fear during children's hospitalization.

    Over the past 10 years, Starlight's Pediatric Hospital Support Program has supported the Child Life Program at Winthrop with approximately $160,000 in grants.

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