Vol. 18, No. 2
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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When the New York State Department of Health recently released its latest reports on Angioplasty and Adult Cardiac Surgery outcomes across the state, Winthrop-University Hospital was pleased to learn that both its Chief of the Division of Cardiology - Kevin P. Marzo, MD - and Chairman of the Department of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery - Scott L. Schubach, MD - had earned the rare and prestigious double-asterisk (**) ranking, which indicates outcomes significantly better than the statewide average.
Winthrop physicians Kevin P. Marzo, MD, Chief of the Division of Cardiology (left) and Scott L. Schubach, MD, Chairman of the Department of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, were among the select few physicians recognized by the New York State Department of Health for achieving patient outcomes significantly better than the statewide average.
According to the New York State Department of Health report "Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI) in New York State," Dr. Marzo was one of only three interventional cardiologists statewide to have achieved the prestigious status for all cases in the three-year period covered by the study (2003-2005). The report looked at treatment of coronary artery disease via percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), also known as angioplasty, by more than 300 cardiologists at 50 hospitals that are licensed to perform the procedure across the state.
In the report "Adult Cardiac Surgery in New York State," which examined outcomes in Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery (CABG) and valve surgery, Dr. Schubach was one of only seven cardiac surgeons - from among more than 150 statewide - to earn the impressive (**) ranking.
In fact, Dr. Marzo and Dr. Schubach each have the lowest risk-adjusted mortality rate for their respective procedures on Long Island.
Dr. Marzo is an accomplished interventional cardiologist skilled in all aspects of vascular interventions. An esteemed member of the Winthrop faculty since 1992, Dr. Marzo has played an integral role in transforming the Hospital's cardiology program into a state-of-the-art cardiac care service. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the State University of New York (SUNY) Stony Brook School of Medicine. A Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and active in cardiovascular research, Dr. Marzo has presented papers at many professional conferences, published numerous articles in medical journals and is involved in a host of clinical trials.
Dr. Schubach is Board Certified in Surgery and Thoracic Surgery with added qualifications in critical care. Dr. Schubach trained in cardiac surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was actively involved in the cardiac transplant and the artificial heart program; his post-graduate training included a residency in general surgery at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Schubach is also an Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and his work has been widely published in professional medical journals.
Winthrop-University Hospital is home to Long Island's highly respected Institute for Heart Care, which offers advanced diagnostics and disease prevention programs. In addition to its interventional cardiology and electrophysiology programs, Winthrop is known across New York State for the excellent outcomes in its superior cardiac surgery program.
Diagnostic procedures at Winthrop range from stress tests and Holter monitoring to Nuclear Cardiology Imaging and Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE), which combines ultrasound, Doppler and endoscopic techniques to provide clear, detailed images of heart valves. The Hospital's Center for Aortic Disease combines progressive resources with the specialized expertise of its renowned cardiologists, cardiac and thoracic surgeons. Winthrop is also home to Long Island's only Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center which has been named a Center of Excellence by the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (HCMA).
As a full-service healthcare provider known for medical excellence and superior patient care, Winthrop is also equipped to deal with patients' concurrent medical issues sometimes related to a cardiac condition. Physicians at Winthrop's Institute for Lung Care are on hand to address pulmonary issues and Winthrop's Institute for Specialty Care offers patients access to comprehensive programs for diabetes, weight loss, vascular disease and much more.
For additional information about cardiac care at Winthrop, call 1-866-WINTHROP.