Winthrop�s Ninth Annual Flu Immunization Program Reached 1,500 Senior Citizens

Vol. 9, No. 3
December, 1999

  • External Beam Radiation Therapy Makes a Quantum Leap

  • Ambulatory Surgery Unit Expands

  • New Island Hospital Breaks Ground

  • Winthrop is Y2K Ready

  • Indigo Laser Relieves Symptoms of Benign Prostate Hyperplasia

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Study

  • Dr. Scott Named Heart Association President

  • New Interventional Radiology Suite Unveiled

  • Mammotome� Breast Biopsy Procedure

  • Drug May Help Prevent Lung and Brain Damage in Premature Babies

  • Winthrop Nurses Never Stop Learning

  • Clinical Trial for Pancreatic Cancer

  • Winthrop: A Center for Lifesaving Autologous Stem Cell Transplants

  • Carnival in Venice Benefits Winthrop

  • John Broder Named Businessperson of the Year

  • Yuletide Ball

  • Winthrop�s Ninth Annual Flu Immunization Program Reached 1,500 Senior Citizens

  • Teens for Tots/Teen Angels� Donation to Child Life Program

  • Winthrop�s Deserving Volunteers Receive Awards

  • Volunteers Needed at Winthrop

  • Visiting Scholar from Taiwan Studies at Winthrop

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

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  • "Don't be nervous; it will all be finished in the blink of an eye!" Nursing Supervisor, Barbara Fischer, RN (R) reassured William Sauer of Garden City (seated, L), who received a flu inoculation through Winthrop's immunization program, part of the Hospital's community outreach and health education program. This year, pneumonia immunization was provided to medically appropriate seniors as well. More than 37 Winthrop clinicians - physicians and registered nurses - volunteered at three locations. They were ably assisted at each site by Winthrop's volunteers, who willingly provided support services.

    Teens for Tots/Teen Angels Donation to Child Life Program

    A group of inspired, humane, and civic-minded Nassau County teenagers has raised funds in order to donate valuable gifts to Winthrop's Child Life Program. The Teens for Tots/Teen Angels group, guided and advised by an adult volunteer, raised enough money to purchase a television set, television VCR with FM radio, video tapes, and toys for Winthrop's Pediatric Playroom. These dedicated teens presented Winthrop's Child Life Specialist Christie O'Keefe, MA, with their gifts, including a table top hockey game. Winthrop's Child Life Program, founded in l992, provides individualized support, therapeutic play, and education to hospitalized children, which help them to adjust to hospitalization. (Left to right) Kay Jean-Baptiste, 14, Uniondale High School; Christie O'Keefe of Winthrop; Jared Edwards, 15, Uniondale High School; Steven Adegbenle, 16, Elmont Memorial High School; Jide Ajifowobaje, 15, Long Island Lutheran High School; and Stephanie Elpenord, 15, Uniondale High School made the presentation. For information about Winthrop's Child Life Program, call Leah Howley or Christie O'Keefe, at (516) 663-2761.

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