Vol. 9, No. 2
August, 1999

  • Winthrop Opens Filmless Diagnostic Imaging Center

  • Winthrop Complies with Mammogram Quality Standards Act

  • New Device Revolutionizes Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias

  • Long Island's First Electric Mechanical Heart Recipient

  • Women's Resource Center Helps Women Navigate the Healthcare Maze

  • American Cancer Society Recognition

  • New Logo Heralds New Era at Winthrop

  • People with Diabetes Learn to Master Buffets

  • Four New Winthrop Board Members Strengthen Leadership

  • Winthrop's Junior Volunteer Program Awards Scholarships to Deserving Students

  • Students Stock the Shelves of the Child Life Program

  • Pharmacy Robot: A First on Long Island

  • A Warning from the Long Island Poison Control Center at Winthrop

  • Asthma and Allergy Family Fair Presented by the Winthrop Asthma Center

  • More than 500 Celebrate Life at Winthrop's Cancer Survivors' Day

  • 75th Annual Meeting of Winthrop's Auxiliary

  • Golfers Show They're "Fore" Winthrop at 1999 Golf Tournament

  • For Long Island Children who don't have Health Insurance

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  • ahe Student Council of the Park Avenue School, North Merrick, has donated a large quantity of brand new toys, CDs, computer games, books, puzzles, and board games to Winthrop's Child Life Program, which is supported primarily through fund-raising. In selecting Winthrop as the most deserving recipient of their donation, the students supported the suggestion of Mrs. Liz Abbruzzese of North Merrick, the mother of sixth grader, Matthew Abbruzzese, who told the students about Winthrop's special program for hospitalized pediatric patients. Established in 1992, Winthrop's Child Life Program responds to the unique needs of each hospitalized child, from admission to discharge. The supportive, multi-faceted program provides therapeutic and educational play activities in a child-friendly environment, and offers special holiday projects. Its reach extends to patients' families, and in recent years, has included behavioral training for Pediatric Residents, inservice education for nurses, and community outreach education. The Park Avenue School's donation will replenish the play and educational items needed for the Child Life Program's Activities Room. "Visiting Winthrop, and seeing exactly how their donation will be used, have been wonderful experiences," said teacher Carrie Saks, who accompanied the group. Leah Howley, MA, CCLS, Director of Winthrop's Child Life Program, graciously welcomed the school group and accepted the donation on behalf of the Department of Pediatrics. Shown here, the students display some of the gifts they brought to Winthrop. Back row, L-R: Carrie Saks, teacher; Samantha Sanacore, age 12, grade 6; Stephanie Bragman, age 11, grade 6; Brian Sheid, age 12, grade 6; and Leah Howley, Winthrop's Director, Child Life Program. Front row, L-R: Matthew Abbruzzese, age 11, grade 6; Julie Eiseman, age 10, grade 5; Kelly Rohrssen, age 11, grade 5 and Jacob Cohen, age 12, grade 6.

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