THE WINTHROP SOUTH NASSAU UNIVERSITY HEALTH SYSTEM OPENS HOMECARE*AMERICA SUPERSTORE IN MINEOLA


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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Grand Opening
Cutting the ribbon at the Grand Opening: L-R: Wayne E. Boney, Director of Operations, Homecare Alliance, Inc.; Thomas W. Egan, President, Homecare Alliance, Inc., Winthrop's Senior Vice President-Finance/Chief Financial Officer; The Hon. John P. Colbert, Mayor of Mineola; The Hon. Richard J. Nicolello, Nassau County Legislator, District 9; Alfred H. Hicks, Co-Chairman of the Board of the Winthrop South Nassau University Health System, Inc. and Chairman of Winthrop's Board of Directors; Anne P. Croce, Commissioner of Community Services, Town of North Hempstead; W. Peter Daniels, Winthrop's Chief Operating Officer; Teri Ranfone, President of the Mineola Chamber of Commerce; Vincent Baratta, President, Homecare&*America, Inc.; and Joseph Quagliata, Chief Administrative Officer of South Nassau Communities Hospital and Chief Financial Officer of the Winthrop South Nassau University Health System, Inc.
A formal Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on December 4, 1997 welcomed the new Homecare*America Healthcare Superstore to its new location at 111 East Jericho Turnpike, Mineola. The store serves the public seven days a week.

Operated by the Winthrop South Nassau University Health System through its franchise partnership with Homecare Alliance, Inc., the Superstore exemplifies Winthrop's extension of healthcare expertise to the external community. Winthrop continues to develop as an integrated community healthcare system, responding to patients' needs across the continuum of care - emergency, acute, chronic, ambulatory surgery, primary care, home care, and rehabilitation. With its "sister" store at 310 Merrick Road, Rockville Centre, the Superstore provides for the needs of recovering patients. Senior citizens, people with chronic diseases or conditions, including diabetes, those in need of assistive devices, athletes suffering from short-term injuries, and recently discharged hospital patients are among the typical customers.

The cheerfully decorated stores have their own parking areas and are arranged in a sequence of well-stocked, semi-private "concept shops" - discrete departments, each dedicated to one product category, and staffed by highly-trained Product Consultants. A wide circular corridor provides an easily navigable pathway around the entire store, comfortably traversable by shoppers using assistive devices.

Mayor Colbert expressed his personal appreciation to both the Winthrop South Nassau University Health System and to HomecareI America founders, Dr. Larry Baratta and his brother, Vincent, the company's President. "We appreciate the trust you have shown in the future of the Village of Mineola, and the stimulus to our commercial life." Winthrop's Board President, Alfred H. Hicks observed: "Customers know they can return to the store, to ask questions - even if they are not buying an item that day. HomecareHAmerica epitomizes a consumer-friendly atmosphere, and the customers you attract will be retained."

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