Recently, Winthrop-University Hospital, in collaboration with Stony Brook University, held a press conference to celebrate the expansion of the Stony Brook University World Trade Center Health Program’s Clinical Center of Excellence at Winthrop to enable care and treatment for thousands of people who were exposed to toxic chemicals and who continue to suffer from upper and lower respiratory ailments, mental health symptoms, and other conditions related to the environment at Ground Zero.
Among those in attendance at the official opening at Winthrop’s Wellness Pavilion in Garden City were (insets clockwise from left) U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, Congressman Peter King, and Congressman Tim Bishop, who joined with many first responders, including Patrick Dolan and Terrence Meaney, to show their unwavering support for the expansion of this vital program to Winthrop. Also present at the opening were representatives from Stony Brook University and Winthrop, as well as Senator Jack Martins and Congressman Steve Israel.
“I am pleased that Stony Brook University and Winthrop-University Hospital are joining together to serve more Long Island first responders,” said U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. “Winthrop will provide services for the heroes of 9/11 that live right here in Nassau County… Now our heroes will not have to leave Nassau County to receive the care they need.”
For more information about the WTC Health Program, call 1-888-982-4748.
Marc Wilkenfeld, MD, Chief of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Winthrop, who oversees the treatment of patients at the Nassau County site of the WTC Health Program (front row, third from left) and Benjamin J. Luft, MD, Edmund D. Pellegrino Professor of Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Medical Director of Stony Brook’s World Trade Center Health Program (front row, third from right) are joined by elected officials, first responders, and senior leadership from Winthrop-University Hospital and Stony Brook University to celebrate the grand opening of a new Clinical Center of Excellence at Winthrop to meet the growing healthcare needs of 9/11 responders.
Vol. 22, No. 1
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