WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER HELPS WOMEN NAVIGATE THE HEALTHCARE MAZE


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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  • Among the professionals on hand at the Women's Resource Center to help women get the healthcare information they need are (L-R) Lori Ahern, CSW, MSW, Educational Consultant, Stephanie Musso, RN, MSN, Clinical Specialist, and Deborah Johnson, RN, BS, CNN, Administrator, Women's Health and Nephrology Services, pictured with Daniel P. Walsh, Winthrop's President and Chief Executive Officer.
    Winthrop's innovative Women's Resource Center provides both information and support to help women cope with almost any medical condition. Professionally staffed, the Women's Resource Center provides free access to a wealth of health information, educational materials, and referrals for psychosocial support.

    The Resource Center is open and staffed by a certified social worker and/or registered nurse Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. There is never a fee to use the service. In addition to the wide range of printed material, including reference books, pamphlets, and journals, the Center provides a computer which women may use to search the Internet for relevant information.

    "If we do not have the material you need here, we will get it for you," said Lori Ahern, CSW, MSW, the Center's Educational Consultant. She and Stephanie Musso, RN, MSN, Clinical Specialist, are on hand to help women navigate the healthcare system and obtain the information they need to better cope with their own condition or a loved one's. In many cases, they also act as educators, teaching women to perform breast self-examination, for example. They also staff the Hospital's toll-free Women's Health Helpline, at 1-888-53-WOMEN.

    CD-Roms, including the National Cancer Institute's "Risk Disk," an interactive computer program that helps women assess their risk of developing breast cancer, are also available, as are educational videotapes.

    "Our goal is to provide women with a non-threatening, non-clinical setting where they can bring any health-related concern and get answers," said Deborah Johnson, RN, BS, CNN, Winthrop's Administrator for Women's Health and Nephrology Services. "Anyone, whether or not they are a Winthrop patient, is welcome here."

    For additional information on the Resource Center, or for assistance, call toll-free 1-888-53-WOMEN.



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