Organization of the Department
Winthrop-University Hospital is one of the region's leading healthcare resources. It is a tertiary care teaching hospital with 591 beds that include a Level III NICU Referral Center, one of the 18 Regional Perinatal Centers in New York State. Winthrop also features a Category I Cancer Center, a Level I Trauma Center , a Regional Poison Control Center, and cardiac and pulmonary programs that have received outstanding ratings. Winthrop-University Hospital is a recipient for the Five-Star Award for Maternity Care, Women’s Health, and Gynecological Surgery. Winthrop is also ranked among the top 5% in the nation for Women’s Health and among the top 10% for gynecological surgery. We were placed among the best regional hospitals for gynecology by US News & World Report for 2013-14.
The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology serves patients from all of Nassau County, as well as Eastern Queens and parts of Western Suffolk County. The department includes 27 full-time faculty and approximately 80 voluntary attending physicians. The faculty is actively involved in teaching, supervision, research and patient care and administration. Approximately 5000 deliveries, 2000 major and 3000 minor gynecologic surgeries are performed annually. All obstetric and gynecologic patients are teaching cases and are available to the residents for such purposes.
The New Life Center includes 16 labor and delivery suites, 6 triage rooms, three operating rooms and a level III NICU. The operating and recovery rooms are designated solely for c-sections and obstetrical procedures. Over 8000 triage visits are made to the triage unit at the New Life Center and approximately 12,000 surveillance tests and ultrasound scans are performed at the division's ultrasound lab.