Vol. 9, No. 2
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
Back to Publications
|Auxilians Donate $445,000 to Winthrop
New Officers Are Installed
Peg McGurer is Acclaimed "Auxilian of the Year!"
he 75th annual meeting of the Winthrop Auxiliary was held in proximity to Health Care Auxilian Day, setting the stage for the spectacular donation of $445,000 to the Hospital. $342,000 completes the $2.5 million donation for the construction of the New Life Center for labor/delivery/recovery, and $103,000 is the first installment on a new pledge of $800,000 for the development of a Hospital Chaplaincy Program.
Peg McGurer (L), an Auxilian for the past 20 years, and a dedicated Child Life Program volunteer, has been named "Auxilian of the Year," as announced by Roberta Cerwinski (R) Past President of the Auxiliary and Chairperson of the organization's Nominating Committee, who presented Ms. McGurer with flowers and a gold charm.
The Auxilians' annual donation surpassed their l998 gift by $35,000 - a tribute to the creativity, hard work, and community spirit of Winthrop's deeply committed Auxilians. The check was gratefully accepted by John H. Krumpe, Chairman of Winthrop's Board of Directors, who declared, "I am honored to accept this generous donation, testimony to the Auxiliary's commitment to furthering the excellence of Winthrop. Moreover, the trustees are very enthusiastic about the Chaplaincy Program, which will enhance patient care, to include the body, mind, and spirit. Above all, the Board thanks the Auxilians for the wonderful community 'good will' they generate, which is reflected in our growth."
Daniel P. Walsh, Winthrop's President and Chief Executive Officer, noted with enthusiasm that Winthrop's motto, "Care Without Compromise," could be customized to convey the Auxiliary's philosophy: "Giving Without Compromise."
One of Long Island's earliest established hospital Auxiliaries, with more than 325 members, including 14 lifetime members, Winthrop's Auxiliary is also among the Island's most dynamic. "We are proud of our Auxiliary's rich history of enhancing the services provided by our professional staff," said Mr. Walsh. "The commitment of these women and men to our institution adds an extra dimension to the care we offer patients and to our role in the community."
Auxilians actively support the Hospital, through fund-raising activities and voluntary service projects. They have donated more than 3,000 hand-knitted and crocheted items to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and, through the Community Thrift Shop, provide clothing to the needy.
The new officers of Winthrop's Auxiliary were installed at the organization's 75th Annual Meeting. Here, John H. Krumpe (C), Chairman of Winthrop's Board of Directors, congratulates the new officers whom he formally installed. L-R: Margaret Musil, Parliamentarian; Barbara Seale, Historian; Veronica Renken, Treasurer; Sandy Ladner, Recording Secretary; (Mr. Krumpe); Lois Tighe, Second Vice President; Denise Hyland, First Vice President; and Frances Sweeney, President.
Young people are the beneficiaries of Auxiliary-sponsored scholarships awarded to the Hospital's Junior Volunteers, totaling $10,000 each year.
During the past six years, the Auxiliary has focused its fund-raising initiatives on supporting the construction of the Hospital's New Life Center. The organization donated more than $2.5 million to help build Winthrop's new 15,000 square foot Center with 16 modern, homelike labor/delivery/recovery suites and state-of-the-art facilities for high-risk patients.
Auxiliary-sponsored fund-raising events take place throughout the year, and include an annual Golf Tournament, Doll House and Miniatures Show, and the two-day Golden Goose Gala held during the holiday season. For additional information on becoming a member of Winthrop's Auxiliary, call Carmela Anglim, Director of Volunteers, at 516/663-2391.