Department of Pediatrics
The Department of Pediatrics at Winthrop-University Hospital – located on Long Island in Mineola, NY – offers a multi-specialty, tertiary care program with highly experienced, board-certified pediatric specialists, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognized for their outstanding performance and achievements in the treatment of young patients.
Winthrop’s Department of Pediatrics provides comprehensive healthcare services to children of all ages from across Long Island and Queens, and from up and down the eastern seaboard. The Department is comprised of general pediatricians as well as pediatric specialists with advanced training and vast experience in virtually every sub-discipline of pediatric medicine.
Winthrop’s Pediatric Facilities include:
Hagedorn Pediatric Inpatient Center – The 15,000 square-foot Hagedorn Pediatric Inpatient Center includes state-of-the-art patient rooms with bedside sleeper sofas for parents; private, fully outfitted treatment rooms; and comfortable family consultation and waiting areas. Vibrant colors and cheerful murals add to the Center’s ambiance while expansive skylights brighten the facility. An inviting Child Life Activity Center offers therapeutic play for the patients and their families, and all patient rooms are equipped with a television and video game consoles, which are provided free-of-charge.
The Cancer Center for Kids -- The Cancer Center for Kids is part of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Winthrop-University Hospital. It is a state-of-the-science facility where children are given the best possible chance of recovery and cure through superior medical care, constant nurturing and unconditional support in an environment that promotes healing. Winthrop's Cancer Center for Kids is the largest facility in Nassau County for treating children with cancer and blood disorders.
Pediatric Emergency Unit – The Emergency Department and Level 1 Trauma Center at Winthrop features a dedicated Pediatric Emergency Unit, designed to meet the emotional and physical emergency needs of children and their families. This separate 4,500 square foot suite features a separate entrance for children and their families, and includes 10 pediatric beds and two isolation rooms.
Jay’s World Children's Cancer Unit – The Jay’s World Children’s Cancer Unit at Winthrop’s Hagedorn Pediatric Inpatient Center consists of five uniquely appointed rooms with state-of-the-art air filtration systems for patients with challenged immune systems. In addition, the private rooms are bright and cheerful, and include sleeping accommodations for parents.
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, which affords patients the highest level of specialized care in times of serious illness or injury.
New York State Regional Perinatal Center, which features a Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This prestigious NYS designation recognizes Winthrop’s ability to deliver the highest level of obstetrical and perinatal care.
Services offered through Winthrop’s Department of Pediatrics include:
- Adolescent Medicine
- Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
- International Adoption
- Pediatric Cardiology
- Pediatric Critical Care
- Pediatric Endocrinology
- Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
- Pediatric Genetics
- Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
- Pediatric Infectious Diseases
- Pediatric Nephrology
- Pediatric Neurology
- Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
- Pediatric Pulmonology
- Pediatric Surgery
* Winthrop-University Hospital’s Department of Pediatrics is a member of the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI). As one of only 140 NACHRI full-voting institutional members, Winthrop meets the prestigious organization’s rigorous criteria for institutions that provide a full range of quality pediatric services.
Special Programs of
the Winthrop-University Hospital
Department of Pediatrics
Pediatric Diabetes Program – A nationally recognized treatment, education and support program for young people with diabetes and their families. Top pediatric diabetes experts and pediatric sub-specialists work with children and teens and their families to maximize health and minimize fears and concerns associated with pediatric diabetes. The program offers 24-hour on-call assistance and one of the largest insulin pump programs in the area.
Healthy KIDS Program – The Healthy KIDS Program at Winthrop-University Hospital utilizes a fun and informative family approach to healthy living to help children and teens achieve good health and fitness. The Healthy KIDS Program is more than a weight-loss program. It combines nutritional guidance, physical exercise and behavior modification to facilitate successful and sustainable life style changes for overweight children, adolescents and their families.
Child Life Program – To minimize children’s fears and reduce the emotional stress often associated with a hospital experience, certified Child Life Specialists address the unique emotional and developmental needs of children hospitalized at Winthrop through supervised play, recreation, age-appropriate answers to questions, education and emotional support. Parents also gain understanding of the experience.
Pediatric Bowel Management Program for Children and Young Adults - A team of experts at the Winthrop Pediatric Bowel Management Program for Children and Young Adults helps children, adolescents, and young adults with fecal incontinence become and stay "Clean." This program can be helpful for young people with various diagnoses including imperforate anus, Hirschsprung's disease, spinal defects and severe constipation without known cause.
For more information about pediatric care at Winthrop-University Hospital, please call 1-866-WINTHROP.