Cancer Center for Kids Moves to a New Home


Vol. 18, No. 3
Fall 2008

  • A Gift... Beyond the Gift of Life

  • 12 Winthrop Specialists Named to New York Magazine’s 2008 “Best Doctors” List

  • Cancer Center for Kids Moves to a New Home

  • Friends & Benefactors Annual Reception

  • Winthrop Helps Postal Clerk Get Some Sleep

  • Winthrop: A Gateway to a Top-Rated Kidney Transplant Program

  • DiStasio Family Makes Donation to NICU

  • The Center for Advanced Care of Chronic Conditions

  • New Center for the Advanced Care of Chronic Conditions: Easing Patients’ Burdens through a Single Coordinated Plan of Care

  • Golfing for the CCFK

  • Annual Gala Celebrates Winthrop’s Passion for Care without Compromise

  • CCFK Families Celebrate Life

  • Unique Program Helps New Mothers Cope

  • Saving Lives in Bolivia

  • Winthrop’s New Welcoming Ambassadors

  • Tenth Annual Cancer Survivors Day Celebrates Life

  • Bay’s Big Bash Does it Again!

  • Spizz Family Supports CCFK

  • Pediatric Unit Receives Quilt Donation

  • Amanda Styles Cirelli Foundation Makes Generous Donation to CCFK

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  • The opening of the cheerfully decorated Winthrop-University Hospital Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK) Outpatient Center will ensure that a long standing mission of healing, nurturing and an upbeat approach to care will continue to flourish.

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    At Winthrop, the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology’s Cancer Center for Kids combines medical expertise with warmth, supported by outstanding psychosocial services to help children with cancer and blood disorders and their families cope. Thanks to its outstanding reputation for providing unparalleled care, the Center now offers the largest program of its type in Nassau County.

    To help meet the growing needs of families seeking world-class pediatric hematology/oncology services at Winthrop, the Hospital recently built a new 6,900 sq. ft. outpatient facility for the Cancer Center for Kids – nearly double the size of the previous location – in Winthrop’s Institutes for Care Pavilion at 120 Mineola Boulevard in Mineola.

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    “We are very excited about this beautiful, state-of-the-art facility where we can continue to provide exceptional care for children with cancer and blood disorders,” said Mark Weinblatt, MD, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology at Winthrop and Director of the Cancer Center for Kids.

    “This Center will go a long way in continuing our mission of healing sick children in an environment that alleviates anxiety and fears often associated with hospitals.” The theme of the inviting new facility resonates with the light-hearted spirit of children, providing a warm and welcoming healing environment for young patients. The Center is equipped with nine patient rooms, each cheerfully decorated in a unique and lively cartoon theme. A spacious, kid-friendly activity area, complete with a large flat screen television, video games and DVDs are part of the area dedicated to Winthrop’s Child Life Program. In addition, a comfortably appointed family waiting area, equipped with a kitchen, and Internet research stations for parents helps make day-long visits to the Center more relaxing.

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    As part of its mission to keep pediatric cancer patients out of the hospital whenever possible, the new Cancer Center for Kids Outpatient Center features its own infusion room, blood analysis laboratory, and special procedures room with a dedicated recovery area.

    “Winthrop’s Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and the Cancer Center for Kids are known not only for outstanding medical care, but also for the warm and caring environment in which that care is delivered,” said Warren Rosenfeld, MD, Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Winthrop-University Hospital. “By moving into an expanded and even more child- and family-friendly center, we will continue to provide these highly valued services to all families who turn to us in their time of need.” For more information about the new Cancer Center for Kids Outpatient Center and the Division of Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology at Winthrop, please call (516) 663-9400 or visit www.winthrop.org/cck. For additional information about how you can help provide the finest care for children with cancer by supporting the Investing in Our Children Campaign for Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids, please call the Office of Development at (516) 663-3398.
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    Sal and Nancy Moccia, the artists who painted the magnificent rooms at the new Cancer Center for Kids Outpatient Center, with their “signature” on the custom sculpted tree in the Center’s Child Life Activity Area.

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