WINTHROP DEDICATES
THE NEW LIFE CENTER FOR LABOR/DELIVERY/RECOVERY


Vol. 8 No. 2
October 1998

  • Winthrop Dedicates The New Life Center for Labor/Delivery/Recovery

  • Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Program Opens at Winthrop

  • Elected Officials Congratulate Winthrop-University Hospital on Receiving New York's Largest Individual Hospital Award from the New York State Health Workforce Retraining Initiative

  • Winthrop is Designated a Community Training Center for Life Support

  • Winthrop-University Hospital's Stroke Team....A Team Approach to Saving Lives

  • Winthrop Opens New Breast HealthCare Program Educational Health Forums Are Planned for October

  • Winthrop's Center for Crohn's Disease and Colitis Helps Patients Achieve Relief and Remission

  • Winthrop's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and Lung Center Participate in a Prestigious International Trial

  • Winthrop Home Health Care Gives People the Option of Living at Home - Rather than in a Long Term Care or Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Winthrop Dedicates The New Life Center

  • Dr. Douglas Katz Is a Co-Developer of CTVPA: A Modification of Spiral CT Scanning of the Chest for Suspected Blood Clots

  • A Third Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Opens at Winthrop

  • Pediatric Cardiology at Winthrop

  • Women's Cardiology Program at Winthrop-University Hospital Takes Three-Pronged Approach

  • Winthrop's First Multiple Myeloma Patient Acheives Complete Remission through Stem Cell Autologous Transplantation Therapy

  • Perspectives In Health

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  • The formal ribbon cutting for the $12 million, 15,000-square foot New Life Center of Winthrop-University Hospital marked the culmination of a one year construction project - and a beautiful new beginning for the more than 5,000 annual births at Winthrop. L-R: The Hon. Michael A. L. Balboni, State Senator, 7th Senatorial District; W. Peter Daniels, Chief Operating Officer, Winthrop; Michael Schamroth, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Winthrop South Nassau University Health System; Daniel Abbruzzese, Director of Engineering, Winthrop; John H. Krumpe, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Winthrop; Mary Ellen Hay, who gave birth to quadruplets at Winthrop in September, l996; Harold Schulman, MD, Retired Chairman, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Winthrop; Dev Maulik, MD, PhD, Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Winthrop; Mrs. Judy Soba, President of the Winthrop Auxiliary; Richard A. Newhouse, Jr., Vice Chairman of Winthrop's Board and Chairman of the Board's Buildings and Grounds Committee; Pamela Hoar, RN, MSN, Assistant Director of Nursing, Maternal/Child Care; Martin J. Delaney, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Winthrop South Nassau University Health System and President and Chief Executive Officer of Winthrop-University Hospital; and The Hon. John Colbert, Mayor of the Village of Mineola.

    With more than 400 enthusiastic guests in attendance, including Winthrop Board Members, Members of the Board of Directors of The Winthrop South Nassau University Health System, and prominent elected officials, Winthrop dedicated the $12-million, 15,000-square-foot state-of-the-art New Life Center for Labor/Delivery/ Recovery on the warm summer evening of August 13, 1998.

    Willingly passing up tennis, family barbecues, and evening swims in favor of seeing history in the making, Winthrop's eager guests flocked to the large yellow and white party tent on the Hospital's campus. By 5 PM, there was standing room only. The undeniable excitement in the air was a reflection of the splendor of the new building -which symbolizes the growth and success of Winthrop's maternity service.

    The New Life Center, an exquisitely designed and decorated building, is Winthrop's dramatic and timely response to the documented need for an enlarged, enhanced maternity service. Long regarded as the birthing center of choice for expectant families in Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens, Winthrop supported more than 5,000 births during l997. The Hospital's acclaimed reputation for clinical excellence, advanced technology and superior care are powerful attractions for women with both normal and high risk pregnancies, including those who are anticipating multiple births. The loyalty of Winthrop's many birthing mothers - and their word-of-mouth recommendations to others - have stimulated ever-greater demand for Winthrop's obstetricians and birthing services.


    Nineteen babies were born in The New Life Center during the first 24 hours of service. The New Life Center's official opening for patients was unexpectedly moved up several hours when one expectant mother went into labor - and delivered a seven pound, eight ounce girl at 6:44 AM. Adorable little Sedeya-Demi Harvey, the daughter of Simone Todd and Damon Harvey of Uniondale, was the first baby born in Winthrop's New Life Center - a beautiful new beginning for both her family and Winthrop.


    Dr. Dev Maulik (center) shares the spotlight with the Labor & Delivery Nursing Staff.

    Stealing the show at the Dedication Ceremony on August 13 was Mary Ellen Hay (Mrs. James Hay) of East Setauket, a Winthrop mother of quadruplets - two girls and two boys - born on September 30, l996. Mrs. Hay's sincere, hearty endorsement of Winthrop's Obstetrics service warmed the crowd: "There is nothing our family would not do for Winthrop - because there is nothing that Winthrop did not do for us." Recounting the challenges of her pregnancy - both in achieving pregnancy and in carrying the quadruplets to birth - she recalled, "At l9 weeks into my pregnancy, I literally became a ‘resident' at Winthrop, remaining hospitalized until I gave birth. God bless you, Winthrop, for giving us four living miracles! After all that time as an inpatient, the birthing process took only four minutes, with 30 professionals in attendance. I can never describe the sense of security and comfort I felt within the Winthrop family."


    Sally Breslin, RNC, Nurse Manager, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, (R) describes the function of an ICU monitor to a guest.

    Loving Care for a Super Mom. Mary Ellen Hay (center), the mother of quadruplets born at Winthrop, is flanked by Lisa Colson (left) and Stephanie Poole (right), both Patient Care Associates, Labor and Delivery Unit.


    Winthrop Auxiliary Contributes $2.5 million in support of The New Life Center. Martin J. Delaney (Garden City), (L), graciously accepts a check from Judy Soba (Mineola) (R), President of Winthrop's Auxiliary. This impressive sum of money was raised through a myriad of Auxiliary patient and community services, including the social and cultural events presented by the TWIGS, the Auxiliary's activities and fundraising arm.



    Among the elected officials who attended the ceremony were The Hon. Michael A.L. Balboni, State Senator, 7th Senatorial District, accompanied by his wife, Stephanie; The Hon. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., State Senator, 8th District; The Hon. Maureen O'Connell, State Assemblywoman, 17th District; Stephen Suspenski, Director of Planning, Nassau County Medical Center, who represented The Hon. Thomas S. Gulotta, Nassau County Executive; Dana Lopez, who represented Kathleen A. Gaffney, MD, MPH, Nassau County Commissioner of Health; The Hon. John Colbert, Mayor of the Village of Mineola; and Mineola Village Trustees Elizabeth A.J. Conlon, Louis Santosus, Jr., and Maryanne Warnecke.

    Representing South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, Winthrop's major partner in the Winthrop South Nassau University Health System, were Michael Schamroth, Harry Kassel, and Joseph A. Quagliata.


    "Once patients experience Winthrop's combination of clinical excellence, technological advances, and human caring, it becomes clear why Winthrop is the birthing center of choice," concluded Mr. Delaney. Were Winthrop a church, we'd be ringing our bells today...and we can sound our bells each time a baby is born in this magnificent addition to our Hospital."

    The evening's speakers included Martin J. Delaney, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Winthrop South Nassau University Health System and President and Chief Executive Officer of Winthrop-University Hospital; John H. Krumpe, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Winthrop; Richard A. Newhouse, Jr., Vice Chairman of Winthrop's Board and Chairman of the Board's Buildings and Grounds Committee; W. Peter Daniels, Winthrop's Chief Operating Officer; and Dev Maulik, MD, PhD, Chairman of Winthrop's Department of Obstetrics/ Gynecology. Honored guests included Victor Alinovi, MD and Harold Schulman, MD, both retired Chairmen of the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology.

    The formal dedication program was followed with tours of The New Life Center. Displays of the various related clinical services were presented in many of the exquisitely decorated Labor/ Delivery/Recovery suites. Among the services exhibited were Midwifery, Breast Health, Lamaze, Well Baby Care, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section (VBAC), Breast Feeding, Life Support Training for Infants and Tots, Neonatal Kangaroo Care" Bonding, and Inpatient Antenatal Programs. All the guests enjoyed a gourmet buffet, prepared by Winthrop's Dietary Department. The formal dedication was truly an evening that will remain a cherished memory.

    Major Partners. (L-R): W. Peter Daniels (Katonah, NY), Chief Operating Officer, Winthrop; John H. Krumpe (Glen Head), Chairman of Winthrop's Board of Directors; Martin J. Delaney (Garden City), President and Chief Executive Officer of the Winthrop South Nassau University Health System and President and Chief Executive Officer of Winthrop-University Hospital; Michael Schamroth (Hewlett Bay Park), Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Winthrop South Nassau University Health System; and Harry Kassel (Hewlett Harbor), Chairman of the Board of Directors of South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside. Winthrop-University Hospital and South Nassau Communities Hospital are major partners in the Winthrop South Nassau University Health System. A Celebratory Moment in The New Life Center: Deborah Johnson, BS, RN, CNN, Administrator, Women's Health and Nephrology Services; Salvatore LoPresti, DO; Dr. and Mrs. Anthony E. LoPresti; Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Pugliese. All three physicians are Voluntary Attendings, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology.



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