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Winthrop Debuts Award-Winning Beautification Project

The comfort of a roof over your head during inclement weather, a breath of fresh air and the serenity of relaxing on a park bench near a peaceful waterfall – matters like these were the impetus behind the recent renovation of Winthrop-University Hospital’s Main Entrance.

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Highlights of this major renovation project, made possible in part thanks to a generous gift from the Landers family of Old Westbury, include a newly extended roof (portico) to provide shelter for patients and visitors as they arrive at and depart from the Hospital; new lighting along the Hospital entryway; new signage supported by two large brick pillars at the Hospital’s Main Entrance on 1st Street; lush green landscaping and a magnificent garden surrounded by park benches.

Recently, members of Winthrop’s Board of Directors, Hospital Administration and the Mayor of Mineola gathered with the Landers family to celebrate the dedication of the newly renovated Main Entrance.


Winthrop-University Hospital’s Main Entrance renovation project, under the leadership of Marek Rief, Assistant Director, Project Management at Winthrop, was recently honored by The Associated Brick Mason Contractors of Greater New York and the New York/New Jersey Council of the Brick Industry Association with a 2011 Brick NY Award. The Brick NY Awards recognize organizations and individuals who have contributed to the vitality and success of brick masonry construction in the New York area. The project team – including architect Ahmad Yousufi, Principal, Perkins Eastman; general contractor Phoenix Medical Construction Company; mason Dovin Construction Corp.; brick manufacturer Glen-Gary Corporation; and brick distributor Belden Tri-State Building Materials – was honored for their exemplary work on the Hospital’s Main Entrance.

“There comes a time in one’s life when you want to give something back to the community,” said Stanley Landers, who chose Winthrop as the recipient of his family’s benevolence thanks to the remarkable care his mother received from George L. Hines, MD, Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at Winthrop; Alexander A. Hindenberg, MD; and Melissa Cohen, MD. “These three physicians, who together represent all that is best about Winthrop, made our choice an easy one. They, and all here who are like them, are the ones who deserve our thanks most.”


Present at the recent dedication of Winthrop’s Main Entrance were (l.-r.) Charles M. Strain, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Winthrop; John F. Collins, President & CEO of Winthrop; Sara, Joan, Stanley and Michael Landers; Robert Pugh and Audrey Landers, PhD; and Scott Strauss, Mayor, Village of Mineola.
Vol. 21, No. 2
Fall 2011

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