Vol. 8 No. 1
March 1998

Insuring Quality Community Healthcare

Winthrop's Advance Directive Initiative

The Winthrop South Nassau University Health System Opens Homecare*America Superstore in Mineola

Winthrop Welcomes Three New Directors

Winthrop Opens a Second, Fully Monitored Neurosurgical Intermediate Care Unit

Winthrop's $12 Million New Life Center is on Track for July, l998

Winthrop's Long Island Regional Poison Control Center Observes Fifth Anniversary of Averting Danger, Saving Lives

Patient Unit is Dedicated to the Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Long Island's First Dual Chamber Defibrillator is Implanted in Winthrop's Electrophysiology Lab

Report from The Heart Institute at Winthrop: Third Cardiac Catheterization Lab is Authorized by State Department of Health

Winthrop's Artificial Heart Device Program: A Revolutionary Treatment for End-Stage Heart Disease Patients

Winthrop's Dialysis Centers Receive National Award for Patient Encouragement - One of Only Six Programs in the United States to be Recognized

Endoscopic Ultrasound: On The Forefront of Technology

Long Island Chapter of Impotents Anonymous Meets at Winthrop, Filling an Intimate Need ---Confidentially

Winthrop's Stem Cell Autologous Transplantation Therapy Program Saves a Life - And Can Save More!

Winthrop Adds Powerful New Radiological Intervention

Winthrop Auxilians Donate Service, Talent, and Creative Fundraising

Winthrop's Division of Reproductive Medicine Makes Parenthood Possible

Dialysis is technology...but caring is an art.

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Of the five dialysis programs nationally recognized for excellence, only one is on Long Island.

It's true! The Winthrop-University Hospital Kidney Dialysis Program recently received the Exemplary Practices Award, with special recognition for patient encouragement.

Why did our program stand out as one of America's best? State of the art technology and medicine are certainly part of the reason. But with a life-sustaining procedure such as dialysis, technical excellence had to be the standard for any program.

What makes Winthrop special is the level of committment and professionalism I see around me every day. Unlike other dialysis programs, every patient here is cared for by one of our nurses. And Certified Nephrology Nurses are specialists in kidney care. We have experience too. Like me, many of our nurses have been here for ten years or more. We're a family, and we make our family part of yours by offering comprehensive support, including personal counseling, 24 hours a day...every day.

Now the largest hospital-based dialysis program in the region is reaching more Long Islanders through our new facility in Bethpage. If you, or someone you love needs dialysis, you should visit and see for yourself what makes our program so exceptional.

To learn more, call us at 516/747-9480 or 516/663-4980.

*The Exemplary Practices in Renal Rehabilitation competition is sponsored by the Life Options Rehabilitation Advisory Counsel, and the awards are presented at the National Renal Administrators Association Annual Meeting.

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