As Victoria and Peter Kropp of East Meadow watch “Comprehensive pediatric care at Winthrop their 20-month-old daughter Athena laugh, play and includes not only outstanding medical care for the just enjoy childhood, they are reminded of what has sick child, but compassion, support and education helped make it possible – the comprehensive and for the family as well,” Dr. Stambouly continued. extraordinary pediatric care that she receives at Weak and still sick to her stomach, Athena Winthrop-University Hospital. was a good sport as teams of specialists, including phlebotomists, pediatric hematologist/oncologists, and pediatric cardiologists, administered a battery of exams and tests to determine what was making the little girl so sick. When the results came in from blood work and imaging studies of Athena’s spleen and liver, Mr. and Mrs. Kropp learned that their daughter Athena was suffering from acute From Emergency to Critical Care – Winthrop Pediatrics Shines “Words can’t begin to express how grateful leukemia – a disease that is characterized by the we are to Winthrop. The humanity and attention accumulation of immature, functionless cells in they’ve shown to our family has been a blessing,” the blood, tissues, bone marrow and other organs. said Mr. Kropp recently. “Athena’s white blood cell count was extremely high and we were able to make a diagnosis rapidly,” An Urgent Trip to said Winthrop pediatric hematologist/oncologist the Emergency Department Philip Scimeca, MD, Associate Chief of the Division When Athena Kropp was just five months old, she of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, who made the Vol.19, No.2 grew seriously ill. On April 29, 2008, her parents initial diagnosis and has since played an instrumen- took her to Winthrop’s Emergency Department tal role in Athena’s care. (ED), worried about her pale color and vomiting. Summer Athena was seen in the Pediatric Emergency Unit Following an initial assessment, the pediatric oncology team moved quickly to determine what 2009 – a separate area within Winthrop’s ED that specific type of leukemia Athena was suffering provides fast and efficient emergency care in a from. A swift analysis of Athena’s blood and bone child-friendly environment. marrow was performed by Winthrop’s specialized “The full spectrum of pediatric medical and diagnostic oncology team in the Hospital’s state- surgical specialists at Winthrop is available in the of-the-art laboratory. Emergency Department,” said Joseph Stambouly, “We were able to promptly determine that MD, Chief of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Athena was suffering from acute lymphoblastic Winthrop. The Unit combines the expertise of a leukemia – a form of cancer that begins in the dedicated team of pediatric specialists – including bone marrow, where blood cells are produced,” Board-certified pediatric physicians, residents, said Dr. Scimeca. physician assistants, nurses, and certified child life specialists – with the latest diagnostics to Pediatric Intensive Care Unit deliver rapid evaluation and diagnosis in a Athena was quickly transferred to the Pediatric pediatric medical emergency. Intensive Care Unit (PICU) – a modern, eight-room (continued on page 10) Summer 2009 Institute for Specialty Care Cutting-Edge Endoscopic Technique Offers New Hope to Patients with Chronic Sinus Pain Fifteen-year-old Maggie Parks of endoscopic technique using Balloon it gently restructures and ventilates Garden City couldn’t make it through Sinuplasty™ – just one of the many the blocked nasal passages to restore a shopping trip without having a advanced technologies available to normal sinus drainage and function. coughing fit. ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) patients The technique is often used in con- “I was literally coughing every at Winthrop. junction with other forms of hour of the day,” said Maggie. “People “Balloon Sinuplasty is a cutting- endoscopic sinus surgery. would stare and ask me if I was sick.” edge device that ventilates and drains Maseih Moghaddassi, MD, But Maggie wasn’t sick as strangers the sinus with virtually no risk to the otolaryngologist at Winthrop, began supposed; she was just one of the 37 patient,” said Dr. Zelman. using this cutting-edge technology as million people suffering from sinusitis. “Not all sinusitis is the same. soon as it was approved by the FDA. Sinusitis occurs when the cavities Medical therapy can alleviate symptoms Dr. Moghaddassi is an advocate for around the nasal passages (sinuses) for some chronic sinusitis sufferers, but the device which “provides an excel- become inflamed. This interferes with for others like Maggie, medical modali- lent option for a large patient normal drainage in the sinuses, caus- ties alone are not enough. These population where medical therapy ing mucus to build up. Characterized patients may be candidates for Balloon wasn’t enough, but conventional sur- by a cough, facial pain or pressure, Sinuplasty,” added Dr. Zelman. gery was too aggressive.” In addition, nasal congestion, and headache among other symptoms, sinusitis that continues for an extended period of 1 2 3 4 time is considered chronic. Like many sinus sufferers, Maggie’s chronic sinusitis infringed on her life. She was frequently absent from school and lost interest in playing sports due to exhaustion. Her mother, Margaret Parks, was desperate to find a way to Images Courtesy of Acclarent, Inc. get her daughter some relief. “We tried everything – medications, sprays, even nasal pots which clear toxins from the nose – and Maggie still had no relief!” said Mrs. Parks. “We knew there had to be something out there that could help her.” The sinus guide The sinus balloon The sinus balloon The sinus balloon catheter and sinus catheter is advanced catheter is inflated, catheter is deflated In August, Mrs. Parks took her guidewire are placed over the sinus the sinus is flushed, and removed, result- daughter for an evaluation by Winthrop through the nostrils guidewire and and the blocked ing in an open sinus otolaryngologist Warren H. Zelman, into the target sinus. positioned across ostium is gently passageway and MD, a specialist in the full range of the blocked sinus restructured. restoring normal pediatric and adult otolaryngology, opening (ostium). sinus drainage and head and neck surgery. function. “We needed answers and were confident that Dr. Zelman would leave Balloon Sinuplasty – the latest Dr. Moghaddassi notes the important no stone unturned,” said Mrs. Parks. evolution in endoscopic sinus surgery advantages it has over traditional Upon thorough examination and – involves the placement of a small, sinus surgery. comprehensive testing, Dr. Zelman flexible balloon catheter through the “Some patients refrain from having determined that Maggie was an ideal nostril into the blocked sinus pas- sinus surgery because of fear of bone candidate for a minimally invasive sageway. When the balloon is inflated, or tissue removal, or post-operative 2 Cornerstone Summer 2009 Institute for Specialty Care truly a new phase in ENT surgery in the eases of the ears, nose and throat. era of minimally invasive procedures.” “Winthrop’s Division of Otolaryn- Maggie Parks underwent the gology offers one of the best ENT Balloon Sinuplasty procedure with services on Long Island,” said Anthony Dr. Zelman on September 24, 2008 Durante, MD, Chief of the Division of and within two days Maggie’s symp- Otolaryngology at Winthrop. “Balloon toms began to resolve. Today, she no Sinuplasty is the most recent addition longer suffers from an unrelenting to the armamentarium of advanced cough and her mother is grateful. therapies that we are privileged to “The silence of Maggie not cough- provide to the community.” ing is deafening!” said Mrs. Parks. Physicians in the Division of Maggie, currently a student at Otolaryngology at Winthrop are commit- Fifteen-year-old Maggie Parks is enjoying relief from chronic sinusitis thanks to Balloon Sacred Heart Academy, is now focus- ted to offering patients the latest options Sinuplasty – just one of the advanced thera- ing her renewed energy on her studies for the treatment of a variety of dis- pies available to ENT patients at Winthrop. and is grateful for the cutting-edge eases of the head and neck. In addition care she received at Winthrop. to Dr. Zelman and Dr. Moghaddassi, “Dr. Zelman and his staff were Winthrop otolaryngologists Paul Bell, packing. Balloon Sinuplasty eliminates extremely comforting and profession- MD; Michael Cohen, MD; Emil Ganjian, the need for both, so there is no reason al,” she said. “After the surgery, I felt MD; Saul Modlin, MD; Nathan Monhian, for these patients to suffer any longer,” 100 percent different. And best of all, MD; and Alexander Sorin, MD, are also added Dr. Moghaddassi. I can go places and not have to worry trained in the advanced Balloon What’s more, the advanced Relieva that people will think I’m sick.” Sinuplasty technology. Luma™ Sinus Illumination System that The Division of Otolaryngology at For more information about is used by ENT surgeons at Winthrop – Winthrop is staffed by a team of expert Balloon Sinuplasty or for a list of the latest in the Acclarent family of otolaryngologists who are trained to Winthrop ENTs in your area, call Balloon Sinuplasty devices – uses tar- diagnose and treat a variety of dis- 1-866-WINTHROP. ■ geted fiber optic light, which illuminates the inside of the sinus cavity to ease placement of the balloon within the sinus. In addition, this technology pro- Winthrop Named vides safe and effective access to the frontal sinus – the most difficult sinus “Champion for Clean Air” In recognition of its commitment to improving air quality to access due to its close proximity to in the New York Metro area, Winthrop-University the brain. It also eliminates the need Hospital has been named a “Champion for Clean Air” by for x-rays so patients aren’t exposed to the New York State Department of Transportation’s Clean unnecessary radiation. Air NY initiative. “Winthrop’s Division of Clean Air NY is a collaborative initiative that Otolaryngology is at the vanguard of a encourages organizations and individuals to take actions new era in image-guided endoscopic to improve air quality and combat ozone pollution – sinus surgery,” said Dr. Moghaddassi. a threat that greatly increases risk of respiratory disease. Just like the ENT surgeons at To reduce the number of cars on the road and reduce air pollution, Winthrop Winthrop, Theresa Criscitelli, RN, has taken several important steps including the provision of informational confer- CNOR, Assistant Manger of the ences for employees in collaboration with Long Island Transportation Ambulatory Surgery Unit at Winthrop, Management (LITM); establishment of a guaranteed ride home program through who is in charge of ENT surgery, is the LITM, which matches employees for carpooling; and creation of a pre-tax passionate about providing cutting- transit benefit program for employees through Transit Center, which enables edge care to patients at Winthrop. employees to save money by paying for public transportation with pre-tax dollars. “We are always looking toward “Winthrop employs more than 5,000 full-time and part-time men and women,” expanding and being at the forefront of said George P. Rainer, Vice President, Human Resources at Winthrop, “and we are new treatment modalities,” said Ms. committed to supporting them in their transportation needs while also helping to Criscitelli. “Balloon Sinuplasty is revolu- improve the environment.” tionary – nothing compares to it! It is Cornerstone 3 Summer 2009 Winthrop Earns the HANYS Pinnacle Award for Quality and Patient Safety During the recent Healthcare vide care to our patients. We believe allowed for a smooth transition to an Association of New York State that systems need to be built to provide electronic medical record.” (HANYS) Annual Conference, our clinicians with the tools they need to Established by HANYS in 2001 to Winthrop-University Hospital was manage their patients in a safe environ- recognize significant achievements by named the 2009 HANYS Pinnacle ment. The improvement in our patient hospitals in the areas of quality Award winner for Quality and Patient outcomes data support that this improvement and patient safety, the Safety (Large Hospital Category). approach is effective and beneficial to Pinnacle Award spotlights significant our patients.” quality improvement achievements by In describing the initiative that member hospitals. HANYS also pub- earned the award for Winthrop, HANYS lishes case studies from innovative said, “Winthrop-University Hospital [was hospitals in its annual publication recognized] for Changing the Prescribing Leading the Quest for Quality: Profiles Culture Through Systematic Processes. in Quality and Patient Safety and The systematic approach to changing the among the 2009 entries was one from medication ordering process combined Winthrop concerning the reduction of with an extensive CPOE system took adverse events through improved ordering practices to the next level and medication management. ■ Winthrop Programs Get the Gold Two Winthrop-University Hospital programs have been recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s (AHA/ASA) Get with the Guidelines ProgramSM (GWTG) with prestigious awards for providing superior stroke and coronary care to patients. John F. Collins, President and CEO of The AHA/ASA have announced that Winthrop’s Coronary Artery Disease Winthrop, and Maureen Gaffney, RPAC, RN, Program has earned the Get With The Guidelines Gold Achievement Award Winthrop’s Chief Medical Information Officer, for its continued success in providing superior care to patients proudly display the 2009 HANYS Pinnacle with coronary artery disease by adhering to Award for Quality and Patient Safety. specific evidence-based guidelines for 24 consecutive months. Winthrop’s Stroke Team was recognized The award was given in recogni- by the American Heart Association/American tion of the Hospital’s initiative to Stroke Association with the Get with the change medication ordering processes, Guidelines Gold Sustained Performance which led to the very successful imple- Achievement Award. This prestigious recog- mentation of a Computerized Provider nition signifies the Team’s commitment to Order Entry (CPOE) system that dra- following evidence-based treatment guidelines and maintaining at least an 85 matically enhanced patient safety and percent performance level for two or more years. improved the quality of patient care. The GWTG program, the premier hospital-based quality improvement pro- “We are so proud of the work we do gram, helps hospitals ensure that patients consistently receive cardiac and here at Winthrop, and receiving this stroke care services in accordance with the most up-to-date scientific guide- prestigious award recognizes Winthrop’s lines and recommendations. commitment to patient safety,” said The two Winthrop programs have a history of achieving prestigious designa- Maureen Gaffney, RPAC, RN, Winthrop’s tions through the AHA/ASA GWTG Program – both receiving Bronze Awards (6 Chief Medical Information Officer. months) and Silver Awards (12 months) for continued excellence in patient care. “Winthrop’s success was due to our For additional information about Winthrop’s outstanding coronary care patient-centric approach to developing and stroke programs, please call 1-866-WINTHROP. technology that supports how we pro- 4 Cornerstone Summer 2009 Institute for Family Care Just for Men: Regaining Control after Prostate Cancer From the time we are toddlers, we During a routine examination in are taught to “hold it” until we can November, Mr. Burger learned about get to the bathroom. But for many a minimally invasive surgical proce- adults, it’s not that easy. dure involving the transobturator Millions of healthy Americans male sling which would soon be added suffer from Stress Urinary Incontinence to the armamentarium of treatment (SUI) – loss of urine when pressure options at Winthrop for patients with (stress) is exerted on the bladder during moderate SUI. physical activities such as exercising or The procedure involves passing a lifting heavy objects. Among the causes thin strip of mesh through small inci- in men, SUI can be a side effect of sions on the outside of the body, which prostate surgery. is then passed beneath the bottom of “In some patients, incontinence is the urethra, increasing support to the a result of surgery to treat the prostate pelvic organs where the tissue is weak- Winthrop-University Hospital urologists Barry R. Shepard, MD, FACS,(left) and cancer,” said Winthrop urologist Robert ened. The sling grows with the tissue to Robert A. Edelman, MD, FACS, recently A. Edelman, MD, FACS. “At Winthrop- increase muscle strength and improve traveled to France for hands-on training in University Hospital, we are able to bladder control. the minimally invasive transobturator male offer patients a full complement of “Compared to other surgical ther- sling under the instruction of renowned services to successfully treat prostate apies such as the artificial sphincter, expert Dr. Bertin Njinou-Ngninkeu. cancer and its secondary effects.” the transobturator male sling is less In 2004, Vincent Burger of Floral invasive and has excellent patient device have taken the technology to a Park was diagnosed with prostate outcomes,” said Dr. Edelman. “What’s new level. cancer. Following treatment, including more, the procedure can be performed “The new polypropylene mesh a radical prostatectomy and a subse- in less than 30 minutes on an sling that Dr. Shepard and I received quent procedure to remove excess outpatient basis under general or training on is far better than other scar tissue, he began to struggle with spinal anesthesia.” male sling devices that we’ve used in bladder control. In December, Dr. Edelman and his the past. The material is more flexible “It was a continual problem that colleague, Winthrop urologist Barry R. and friendlier to the natural tissue, infringed on my ability to do some of Shepard, MD, FACS, traveled to France and the equipment is more advanced,” the things that I enjoy – like exercis- to undergo hands-on training in this said Dr. Edelman. “These innovations ing,” said Mr. Burger, an otherwise advanced device under the instruction will serve Winthrop patients well as healthy 65-year-old man. Once an of Dr. Bertin Njinou-Ngninkeu, a world- we now offer them another cutting- avid runner, Mr. Burger found that he renowned expert who has performed edge option for treatment,” he added. could no longer follow his normal rou- male sling procedures for more than a Upon Dr. Edelman’s return from tine of running three to four times a decade at Clinique Des Ormeaux in Le France, he once again met with Mr. week for 45 minutes. Havre, France. Burger, who was eager to learn more Though it’s a condition that “There is nothing that can take the about the success of this minimally affects millions, the treatment options place of hands-on training. The experi- invasive procedure. for male SUI have been limited over ence that Dr. Shepard and I gained by “Statistics show the procedure to the years. To help men cope, they learning under Dr. Njinou-Ngninkeu be successful in 75 to 80 percent of may be prescribed medication, limit was priceless,” said Dr. Edelman. patients with moderate stress urinary fluid intake, or wear protective pads. The male sling has been providing incontinence. Mr. Burger was in over- Yet Mr. Burger hoped for a lasting relief to patients in Europe for many all good health, which made him an solution and continued to discuss years and was approved by the FDA ideal candidate,” said Dr. Edelman. all of the options with his long-time for use in the United States in 2006. On May 11, Mr. Burger was the urologist Dr. Edelman. However, recent improvements to the (continued on page 14) Cornerstone 5 Summer 2009 Institute for Cancer Care 11th Annual Cancer Survivors Day: A Celebration of Hope, Inspiration, and Life It was a true celebration of life as We have won because all vivors,” said Dr. Haas. nearly 500 cancer survivors, their of us in the room, working The National Cancer loved ones and Winthrop staff gathered together, have overcome a Survivors Day Foundation at Winthrop’s 11th Annual Cancer battle against one of the defines a “survivor” as Survivors Day on June 4 at the Long scariest words and dis- anyone living with a histo- Island Marriott Hotel in Uniondale. eases that we know – ry of cancer – from the The opening remarks from keynote cancer – to celebrate as moment of diagnosis speaker Jonathan Haas, MD, Associate Winthrop cancer sur- through the remainder of Director of the Division of Radiation life. The annual celebra- Guest speaker and cancer Oncology at Winthrop, captured the survivor Joyce Glicker cele- tion applauds the essence of this inspiring annual event. brates at Winthrop’s 11th resilience of the human “We meet here today as winners. Annual Cancer Survivors Day. spirit and recognizes the significant strides made in the fight against cancer. Winthrop Earns Cancer Reaccreditation Dr. Haas also The Institute for Cancer Care at Winthrop has once again received a stamp of reflected on the “astound- approval by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. Winthrop ing” advances in cancer is among only 25 percent of hospitals nationwide to receive this prestigious care that have occurred recognition, which represents the Hospital’s commitment to upholding the since he joined the Winthrop team highest standards in delivering quality cancer care to patients. 12 years ago. “Winthrop is proud to have earned this impressive honor from the American “I see the child who I treated for College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer yet again,” said John F. Collins, a glioblastoma – the most challenging President and CEO of Winthrop-University Hospital. “This distinction is another brain tumor that we know – grow up example of our continued commitment to providing superior medical care to to become a radiation oncology thera- every individual that comes to Winthrop for healthcare and healing.” pist. I see the medical student with Established by the American College of Surgeons in 1922, the Commission on Cancer is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival rates and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive, quality care. Winthrop’s renowned Institute for Cancer Care was granted approval upon a rigorous evaluation process and review of its compliance with the fol- lowing standards – cancer committee leadership, data management, clinical services, research, community outreach and quality improvement. Receiving care at a Commission on Cancer-approved program ensures patients have access to: • Comprehensive care, including a range of state-of-the-art services and equipment; Cancer survivor Rita Trenz (center) is also a • A multispecialty team approach to coordinate the best treatment options; member of the Long Island Quilter’s Society • Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options; – an organization that graciously donates beautiful hand-made quilts to patients • Cancer-related information, education and support; receiving chemotherapy at Winthrop. Joining • A cancer registry that collects data on type and stage of cancers and treat- Ms. Trenz are Harry Staszewski, MD, Chief ment results and offers lifelong patient follow-up; of the Division of Oncology/Hematology at Winthrop (left) and Patricia Schussler, • Ongoing monitoring and improvement of care; licensed social worker in the Division of • Quality care close to home. Oncology/Hematology at Winthrop. 6 Cornerstone Summer 2009 Institute for Family Care Hodgkins Disease, who Dr. Weiner and I cured, now becoming an oncologist. I You Lost Your Keys – Should You see my Hodgkins patient who was told she probably couldn’t have children be Worried about Your Memory? when diagnosed 11 years ago send me a Have you ever walked into a room for “Yet despite these structural picture of her baby daughter… simply something and suddenly, you forgot changes, research shows that young writing ‘thank you’ on the card,” he said. what you came in for? Or perhaps and old people can still do some Sharing her story of survival and you’ve forgotten the name of someone things equally well. Older adults may optimism, guest speaker and cancer you know. Memory lapses such as do it differently, but still as good as survivor Joyce Glicker emphasized the these can be a normal part of the aging younger adults,” said Dr. Foldi. “We importance of never giving up. process, yet they often leave us ques- have a lot to learn about the relation- Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999, tioning – what’s normal and what’s not? ship between structure and function she passed her five-year mark with “The brain’s development doesn’t of the brain as we age.” positive news in 2005 and celebrated. stop in childhood – it continuously In spite of the natural changes that However, in November of that same changes throughout the course of occur with aging, there are many things year she was diagnosed with stage four one’s lifetime. As we age, some of a person can do to stimulate the brain cancer. Mrs. Glicker thanked her loving these changes can affect our memo- and keep it sharp. Among the most family and friends for their support, ry,” said Nancy S. Foldi, PhD, Director important is general physical exercise – emphasizing that cancer can “bring out of Neuropsychology in the Division of it not only helps keep the body in shape, the best in people.” She also praised Geriatrics at Winthrop-University but is an important tool for keeping the Winthrop and the dedicated team of Hospital, and Director of the Memory brain healthy. healthcare professionals who have and Cognitive Disorders Center. While occasionally forgetting some- played an instrumental role in her care The brain, among the most com- one’s name or misplacing your keys is over the years. plex organs in the body, is made up of normal, other changes such as trouble “It has been 10 years since the approximately 10 billion cells. As we remembering how to do things you’ve start of my cancer journey and being age, the brain’s mass can shrink and done well countless times before – like cared for by oncologist Alexander the outer surface can become thin. The working on a familiar computer task or Hindenberg, MD, and his staff has white matter, which helps regions of the following steps of a well-known recipe – helped me feel like I am always in safe brain to communicate with one another, may indicate a more serious problem. and comfortable hands,” she said. can become less efficient, and the avail- “Sometimes even a routine task – Guest speaker Beth Schwartz also able neurochemical transmitters that like following a recipe – can become shared her thoughts as a caregiver for are necessary for communication overwhelming if a person is carrying her 24-year-old daughter, Melisande, between cells can also decline. (continued on page 13) who was diagnosed with Leukemia last fall. She praised her daughter’s strength and thanked Harry Staszewski, MD, Difference between Alzheimer’s and Chief of the Division of Oncology/ typical age-related changes* Hematology at Winthrop, for the calm and reassuring manner he provided Signs of Alzheimer's Typical age-related changes while treating Melisande, who has since Poor judgment and Making a bad decision completed the requirements for her decision making once in a while teaching degree. In addition to the dinner celebra- Inability to manage a budget Missing a monthly payment tion, which included dancing and raffle Losing track of the date Forgetting which day it is prizes, Winthrop’s Institute for Cancer or the season and remembering later Care sponsored an educational cancer Difficulty having a conversation Sometimes forgetting which survivors workshop on June 24. word to use For additional information about Winthrop’s Institute for Cancer Care, Misplacing things and Losing things from time to time please call 1-866-WINTHROP. ■ being unable to retrace steps to find them *Courtesy of the Alzheimer’s Association Cornerstone 7 Summer 2009 Diabetes Education Center Celebrates 30th Anniversary This year marks an impressive milestone for the Diabetes Education Center at Winthrop-University Hospital – 30 years of service to the community. Since opening its doors in 1979, the Diabetes Education Center has helped improve the lives of countless individuals living with diabetes through its highly regarded educational and support programs. A pioneer in the field of diabetes education, the Diabetes Education Center was the first outpatient education program in New York State accredited by the national American Diabetes (L.-R.) Barry Cosel-Pieper, Director of Association. Today, the Center continues to equip adults and children with the Development at Winthrop-University knowledge and tools necessary to manage diabetes. Hospital; Marian Conway, Executive “With one out of every 13 people in the United States living with diabetes and Director of the Roslyn Savings Foundation; Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, RN, BC-ADM, MA, the trend of childhood and adult obesity on the rise, diabetes has become a major CDE, Director of the Diabetes Education health concern for millions of Americans each year,” said Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, Center at Winthrop; and Dining Out with RN, BC-ADM, MA, CDE, Director of the Diabetes Education Center at Winthrop. Diabetes Program presenter Lynne Chimon, “Yet because of the special educational and support programs that are available RD, CDE, CDN, Diabetes Nutritionist at through Winthrop’s Diabetes Education Center, individuals of all ages can learn Winthrop’s Diabetes Education Center. how to manage diabetes and lead healthy, active lives.” Following are just a few of the highlights from the Diabetes Education Dining Out Center’s 30th anniversary year: With Diabetes Among the Diabetes Education Outstanding Achievement in Diabetes Education Center’s innovative programs is the In April, the Diabetes Education Center was recognized with the “Outstanding Dining Out with Diabetes Program Achievement in Diabetes Education” Award by the Metropolitan New York which teaches strategies for enjoying Association of Diabetes Educators in honor of the Center’s 30 years of service restaurant dining without sacrificing to the community. diabetes self-management. Following an informative presentation by Lynne Chimon, RD, one of the Center’s registered dietitians who created the program, participants have the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned by selecting and enjoying a healthy meal. Thanks to a generous $5,000 grant from the Roslyn Savings Foundation, the Diabetes Education Center has been able to offer educa- tional programs at local restaurants, including Uncle Bacala’s in Garden City Park and Red Lobster in Carle Place, throughout the year. Letter to the Present at the ceremony were members of Winthrop-University Hospital’s staff and adminis- Roslyn Savings Foundation: tration including (l.-r.) John P. Broder, Vice President, External Affairs & Development; Rubens Sievert, MD, Director of the Clinical Diabetes Program at Winthrop; Paul Whalen, “Thanks to your supportive program, Assistant Vice President; Lawrence Shapiro, MD, Chief of the Division of Endocrinology; John I recently dined out with a group F. Aloia, MD, Chief Academic Officer; John F. Collins, President and CEO; Virginia Peragallo- from Winthrop-University Hospital. Dittko, RN, BC-ADM, MA, CDE, Director of the Diabetes Education Center; Mageda Mikhail, MD, Associate Director of Bone Mineral Research; Do-En Lee, MD; Deborah Johnson-Schiff, The education that I received that Senior Vice President; Cindy Bredefeld, DO; Namyi Yu, MD; Lucille Hughes, RN; and Margaret night was invaluable.” Marinelli, RD. Missing from the photo are Lynne Chimon, RD, and Eileen Egan, FNP. — FS, New Rochelle, NY 8 Cornerstone Summer 2009 Special Quilt for Tools for the Educator National Display Certified diabetes educators, registered nurses and registered dietitians gathered at “Making Learning Active: Tools for the Educator” – an interactive educational conference hosted by Winthrop’s Diabetes Education Center at the deSeversky Conference Center on May 21, 2009. Feedback from the participants was outstanding; some even stated it was “the best conference of their career.” Pictured at the conference (l.-r.) are guest speaker Barbara Schreiner, PhD, RN, CDE; Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, Director of the Diabetes Education Center; and G. Morgan Browne, Chairman of the OSI Pharmaceuticals Foundation – one of the organizations whose support was instrumental in making the conference possible. Members of the Kids Interested in Diabetes (KIDs) support group offered through the Diabetes Education Center at Winthrop recently made a special quilt representing “My Life with Diabetes.” The quilt, which illus- trates what living with type 1 diabetes means to the children through cre- October 24, 2009 atively designed quilt squares, was Winthrop-University Hospital’s created for the Quilt for Life Project. The project is initiated by Children Annual Gala with Diabetes – an organization that promotes understanding of the care and treatment of diabetes, especially in children. The KIDs’ work of art was recently on display at the Children with Diabetes Annual Friends for Life Conference in Orlando, Florida. A photo of the quilt is also posted on the Children with Diabetes website at www.childrenwithdiabetes.com. Save the Date! Concluding the special 30th anniversary year-long celebration, Honoring the Diabetes Education Center will host an educational workshop on Patrick K. Long President, Formed Plastics, Inc. Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at Winthrop’s Community Board of Directors, Winthrop-University Hospital Outreach Center, located at 101 & Mineola Blvd. The program will include a diabetes product fair, Virginia M. Donovan, MD informative lecture and light refresh- Chair, Department of Pathology ments. Advance registration is Winthrop-University Hospital required; please call (516) 663-8300 after October 1 for more information RexCorp Plaza, Uniondale • 7pm Reception – 8pm Dinner or to register. Please call (516) 663-3398 for more information. Cornerstone 9 Summer 2009 Winthrop Pediatrics Shines (continued from cover) patient unit equipped with a broad PICU at Winthrop. “Winthrop’s PICU Cancer Center for Kids spectrum of advanced life support nurses provide care in a family-cen- Just over a week after her diagnosis modalities and monitoring devices – tered atmosphere, encouraging the and initial emergency care, Athena where she received around the clock family to be a part of their child’s was able to go home. In the weeks care by a skilled team of pediatric treatment and offering emotional following her initial discharge, Athena specialists. support and education.” occasionally returned to the hospital “This particular area of the “The nurses in the ICU were to receive care for her leukemia and Hospital includes the capabilities for extremely caring and sympathetic, treatment for related problems. high-frequency mechanical ventila- and explained things to us every step At the present time, her continu- tion, trauma care, neurointensive of the way,” said Mr. Kropp. “Many ing outpatient care is provided at care, and renal replacement therapy are parents themselves and treated Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids capabilities, and affords patients the my daughter as if she was one of Outpatient Center – a state-of-the- highest level of specialized care in their own.” science facility where children are times of serious illness or injury,” given the best possible chance of said Dr. Stambouly. Hagedorn Pediatric recovery and cure through superior When she arrived in the PICU, Inpatient Center medical care, constant nurturing and Athena was placed on a ventilator so After undergoing several major proce- unconditional support in an environ- that she could tolerate an exchange dures and continuous intensive ment that promotes healing. transfusion – a life-saving procedure monitoring, Athena was stabilized and There, Athena continues to be that involves slowly removing a improved to the point where she was monitored by the Center’s skilled and patient’s blood and replacing it with able to move out of the Pediatric ICU to compassionate team of Board-certified donor blood, which was performed by the Jay’s World Children’s Cancer Unit, pediatric oncologists which include Dr. Stambouly. This also included the part of Winthrop’s Hagedorn Pediatric Dr. Scimeca, Igal Fligman, MD; William placement of large bore intravenous Inpatient Center. There, she continued Gerba, MD; Naomi Moskowitz, MD; lines to facilitate the process of her chemotherapy regimen while being and Mark Weinblatt, MD, Chief of the removing and replacing the blood. closely monitored for several days. Division of Pediatric Hematology/ Following the exchange transfu- The Jay’s World Children’s Cancer Oncology and Director of the Cancer sion, a special central-line catheter Unit consists of five uniquely appoint- Center for Kids – as well as the Center’s called a Mediport® – an intravenous ed rooms with state-of-the-art air dynamic team of nurses, social workers, tube that administers fluids and med- filtration systems for patients with psychologists, and child life specialists. ications to infants or children on a challenged immune systems – particu- Athena visits the Cancer Center long-term basis – was surgically larly pediatric oncology patients like for Kids about every two weeks to implanted in Athena’s chest to facili- Athena. Awash in cheerful colors and undergo the maintenance phase of tate the start of chemotherapy. décor, the rooms are also equipped chemotherapy. Her parents, who also “For young patients who require with comfortable sleeping accommoda- raise funds for the Center whenever long-term IV access, central venous tions for parents and a television and possible, are eager to see the day lines eliminate the need for repeated video game console for patients’ use. when her chemotherapy regimen con- IV sticks,” said Dr. Stambouly. And, when children need something cludes but are comforted to know that Just as important as the compre- to take their mind off of being in the there is always outstanding care hensive treatment modalities that are Hospital, the Child Life Activity Center available to them at Winthrop. available at Winthrop is the compassion – also located on the Pediatric floor – “We have complete trust in of the nursing staff and other caregivers can serve as a safe haven. Staffed by a Winthrop and wouldn’t go anywhere who provide special nurturing and care remarkable team of Certified Child Life else. Winthrop has been, and will con- to young patients and their families. Specialists who are committed to tinue to be, our second family,” said “Caring for critically ill children addressing the unique emotional, social Mrs. Kropp. requires the ability to combine highly and physical needs of all pediatric For more information about professional critical care nursing with patients, the Center is a place where the wealth of pediatric care services a special kind of concern and compas- children and teens can spend time on that are available at Winthrop, sion,” said Mary Ann Dziomba, MSN, the computer, play video or board visit www.winthrop.org or call RNBC, Nurse Manager of Pediatrics/ games, watch movies and read books. 1-866-WINTHROP. ■ 10 Cornerstone Summer 2009 A Celebration of Life While there is something very special about donating to a worthy cause, there is no donation that is more precious than the gift of life. In honor of National Donate Life Month – a time when the nation reflects on the importance of saving lives through organ, eye and tissue donation – Winthrop-University Hospital was honored to participate in a special flag raising ceremony to commemorate its significance. Representatives from the New York Organ Donor Network presented Present at the April 1 flag raising ceremony Winthrop with an Organ and Tissue in honor of National Donate Life Month at Donation flag in honor of the Hospital’s Winthrop-University Hospital were (l.-r.) deep commitment to and success in Margaret Gallagher, New York Organ Donor raising awareness of and participation Network (NYODN) Hospital and Family in organ and tissue donation. Members Services Manager; Nakeela DeHarte, NYODN of Hospital administration, staff, as Hospital and Family Services Coordinator; Josephine Manzo, girlfriend of organ trans- well as a proud donor family and gra- plant recipient; Nancy Skelton, family friend; cious recipient and loved ones gathered Laurie and Angela Crimeni, mother and sis- at the Winthrop flag pole outside of the ter of organ donor Vincenzo Crimeni; Rocco Hospital’s Emergency Department to Crimeni, father of Vincenzo; Ruth Hoffmann, mark the special occasion. Vincenzo’s grandmother; Sal Coico, organ transplant recipient; Maria Coico, Sal’s mother; John Collins, President & CEO of Winthrop; The ceremony began with a Barbara Kohart Kleine, Vice President, Administration, and Chair of the Organ Donor Task welcome from Winthrop-University Force at Winthrop. Hospital President & CEO John F. Collins, who thanked the community opportunity to ‘give’ the gift of life on Memory Quilt during National Donate for their commitment to saving lives behalf of our loved ones, or those who Life Month. The hand-crafted squares through organ and tissue donation and have benefited from the ‘gift’ itself… it on the Memory Quilt were created by encouraged those who have not, to is, without a doubt, an experience that donor families to commemorate the enroll in the New York State Donate will stay with you forever,” said Ms. lives of their loved ones. The squares Life Registry. Kohart Kleine, “for whether you have are stitched together and surrounded Barbara Kohart Kleine, Vice given or received, you have become a by a framework with the embroidered President, Administration, and Chair part of a very special group of people names of transplant recipients. The of the Organ Donor Task Force at who were there for each other in a acknowledgment of donors and recipi- Winthrop, shared heart-felt senti- life-saving effort.” ents symbolizes the “circle of life.” ments about the profound impact that During the ceremony, the Crimeni Winthrop-University Hospital is organ donation has had on many fami- family was presented with a Medal of proud of its commitment to organ dona- lies, including the Crimeni family of Honor by the New York Organ Donor tion. In 2006, the Hospital was honored Westbury, who made the monumental Network for their generous participa- by the U.S. Department of Health and decision to donate their 27-year-old tion in the organ donation process Human Services (HHS) with the Organ son Vincenzo’s organs when he sud- and for their commitment to raising Donor Network Medal of Honor for its denly passed away in 2008; and the awareness of the importance of organ high rate of organ and tissue donations. Coico family of Farmingdale – who are and tissue donation. For more information about forever grateful for the gift of life that In addition to receiving the Organ becoming an organ donor, please call their 21-year-old son Sal received as and Tissue Donation flag for display the New York Organ Donor Network at a result of the Crimeni family’s coura- outside of the hospital, Winthrop had 1-800-GIFT-4-NY (1-800-443-8469) geous decision. the privilege of displaying a panel of or visit www.donatelifeny.org. ■ “For those of us who have had the the New York Organ Donor Network Cornerstone 11 Summer 2009 Third Annual Black and White Ball Raises More than $240,000 for Pediatric Patients The Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK) at porter of the CCFK. Winthrop-University Hospital held its Linda Sweeney, prac- Third Annual Black and White Ball on tice manager of the April 25 at the Cradle of Aviation CCFK, presented spe- Museum in Garden City. Close to 350 cial awards to Garden guests gathered at this highly anticipat- City residents Tara and ed event to help raise over $240,000 John Schmitt, sponsors for the CCFK’s psychosocial and of the Black & White Sheila Meyer Margolis of Meyer’s Chevrolet in Queens (left) creative arts therapy programs. Ball and founders of receives an award from Linda Sweeney, practice manager of The honorees for the evening were Charlie’s Champions Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids, and Mark Weinblatt, MD, Chief long-time CCFK supporter Sheila Meyer Foundation, which hon- of the Division of Pediatric Oncology/Hematology at Winthrop and Margolis, owner of Meyer’s Chevrolet in ors their son, Charlie, Director of the Cancer Center for Kids. Queens, along with the Center’s many who is being treated for pediatric cancer survivors. Meyer’s leukemia at the CCFK; inspiration the Center provides for Chevrolet donated the use of a Malibu the Pall Corporation; and Pete Sedote of patients and families alike. Hybrid car as a raffle prize, and various Cans for Cancer in recognition of their “The Black and White Ball brings current and former patients took the support of the Cancer Center for Kids. together members of the corporate and stage to share their experiences with Mark Weinblatt, MD, Chief of philanthropic communities along with childhood cancer and the caring staff of the Division of Pediatric Oncology/ Hospital staff, families and friends at a the CCFK. Hematology and Director of the Cancer wonderful event, reminding all of us The gala was emceed by WCBS Center for Kids, characterized the that we can fall down and get up radio’s Sophia Hall, a long-time sup- event as a metaphor for the hope and again,” he said. ■ 12th Annual Opera Night Raises $65,000 for Child Life On March 12, devoted supporters of Winthrop’s Child Life Program spent an evening enjoying fine dining and incredible musical performances by internationally renowned opera singers to raise funds to benefit the Hospital’s Child Life Program. The 12th Annual Night at the Opera, “Sweet Voices for Precious Children,” raised $65,000 for the program, which is dedicated exclusively to minimizing children’s fears and anxiety during the hospital experience. More than 200 guests were in attendance to enjoy a cocktail hour and sit-down dinner at the Garden City Hotel as the magnificent harmony of Karen Foster, soprano; Sarah Heltzel, mezzo soprano; and Theresa Santiago, soprano, accompanied by pianist Caren Levine, filled the room. Warren Rosenfeld, MD, Chairman of Pediatrics at Winthrop, expressed his deep gratitude to all those in attendance at this year’s event for their unwavering support. “Thank you for joining me on this wonderful occasion to celebrate a vital program that benefits countless families and impacts thousands of lives. It is an honor for me to personally thank you for all you have done to support Winthrop’s Child Life Program,” he said. 12 Cornerstone Summer 2009 Starlight Children’s Foundation Supports Launch of After-Hours Program for Teens Winthrop’s Child Life Program is and emotional needs of older hospital- that they would participate in outside committed to addressing the unique ized children through organized evening of the hospital,” said Nicole Almeida, emotional, social and physical needs of activities such as music, games and MS, CCLS, Director of the Child Life all childhood patients – from infants to arts that foster creativity, team-building Program at Winthrop. “Thanks to the young adults – with the support of a and friendly competition among peers generous support of the Starlight dedicated team of Certified Child Life in the Activity Center of the Hospital’s Children’s Foundation, we have been Specialists (CCLS). A recent grant from Hagedorn Pediatric Inpatient Center. able to launch such a program.” the Starlight Children’s Foundation of The program operates “after hours” in For 25 years, Starlight Children’s NY*NJ*CT, whose Pediatric Hospital the evening when the younger patients Foundation has been dedicated to help- Support Program has benefited the have returned to their rooms, so that ing seriously ill children and their Child Life Program at Winthrop for the older pediatric patients have an families cope with their pain, fear and more than a decade with approximate- opportunity to express their feelings, isolation through entertainment, educa- ly $200,000 in grants, has enabled the address any fears and share coping tion and family activities. The Foundation Hospital to launch the new “See the strategies in a relaxed atmosphere. has been an avid supporter of Winthrop’s Stars Come Out at Night” program – “It has always been our goal as Child Life Program, providing vital funds geared toward adolescent and teenaged Child Life Specialists to normalize the to meet the staffing needs of the pro- patients to help them cope with the hospital stay for all of our patients. As gram and donating items such as hospital experience. such, we wanted to create a program entertainment centers equipped with Under the supervision of a CCLS, where older patients could socialize flat-panel televisions, DVD players and the “See the Stars Come Out at Night” and have a comfortable atmosphere Nintendo Wii Systems to provide hours program addresses the unique social where they could simulate activities of interactive play for patients. ■ You Lost Your Keys – Should You be Worried about Your Memory? (continued from page 7) out that task in a different kitchen,” medicine physicians, neurologists, Graduate Center of the City University said Dr. Foldi. “A serious problem psychiatrists, and other physicians at of New York (CUNY) and has been with memory loss may also be indi- Winthrop as part of a patient’s dedicated investigating the effects of aging on the cated if a family member observes healthcare team, Dr. Foldi conducts brain and behavior since the 1970s. significant changes, even though the comprehensive neuropsychological eval- Along with her colleagues in the individual may not.” uations with patients. Many patients she Division of Geriatrics at Winthrop and “Some patients who have memory assesses are in early stages of disease, at Queens College, Dr. Foldi conducts problems may be aware that there is a or the presentation is unclear because research studies on cognitive and atten- problem, but not always the extent of Alzheimer’s disease can present itself in tional changes that occur in patients as the problem,” added Dr. Foldi. “It’s very many different ways. well as healthy older adults. important not to jump to a diagnosis of These thorough clinical assess- Physicians in the Division of dementia without a full evaluation, ments, which take place at Winthrop Geriatrics at Winthrop offer compre- because there can be other causes over the course of several hours or hensive primary care and specialized that alter cognitive function that must days, consider a patient’s medical his- services for the growing geriatric pop- be considered.” tory, current medications, and input ulation on Long Island. Working closely Alzheimer’s disease – one of the from a third party – such as a family with patients and families to develop many types of dementia – is a pro- member or loved one. an individualized plan of care, the gressive, degenerative disease that “Every patient deserves a com- team is committed to helping patients attacks the brain. In-depth clinical prehensive clinical evaluation before maintain health, promote wellness and and neuropsychological evaluations a diagnosis is made and medical treat- effectively manage chronic illnesses. are important assessment tools to ment is prescribed,” said Dr. Foldi. For more information on services determine whether the problems are In addition to providing clinical available to patients in the Division of due to Alzheimer’s disease. services, Dr. Foldi is also a Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Winthrop, Working with geriatricians, internal Psychology at Queens College and The please call 1-866-WINTHROP. ■ Cornerstone 13 Summer 2009 Fifth Annual Cancer Center for Kids Golf Outing Raises Funds for Winthrop’s Pediatric Oncology Programs The fifth annual Cancer Center for Kids Golf Outing, held at the Hamlet Wind Watch Golf & Country Club in Hauppauge on June 22, was a terrific success, raising more than $50,000 in support of vital support programs for Winthrop’s pediatric oncology/hematology patients. More than 100 golfers braved threatening skies to play 18 holes for a great cause. Once the final players moved inside for dinner and awards, the sky filled with heavy rain and thunderstorms while the golfers further demonstrated Warren Rosenfeld, MD, Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at their generosity, purchasing bundles of raffle tickets for an Winthrop (left) joins Cancer Center for Kids Golf Outing co-chairs array of donated prizes. (l.-r.) Rosemary Cinquemani, Frank Catelli and Michael C. Stroud. The event was organized by founding Golf Outing chair- man Michael C. Stroud, president of Atlas Investigations, Inc. in Garden City, and co-chairs Rosemary Cinquemani, partner in the law firm of Furey, Kerley, Walsh, Matera & Cinquemani, P.C. in Seaford; and Frank Catelli, of Counsel to Furey, Furey, Leverage, Manzione, Williams & Darlington, P.C. in Hempstead. Just for Men… (continued from page 5) first patient of Dr. Edelman’s to under- go the procedure at Winthrop using the improved transobturator male sling. After a brief recovery period at home, Mr. Burger was back to work within one week and experiencing marked improvement from the SUI. Today, though his continence is not 100 percent, “it’s even better than the average success rates have shown,” said Mr. Burger. And, he is hopeful that one day he will regain total continence. “I’m looking forward to my com- plete recovery. With some diligence on my part practicing bladder control measures, I think it’s quite possible to achieve,” said Mr. Burger. The Division of Urology in Winthrop’s Institute for Family Care is committed to ensuring the best treatment and outcomes for all patients. For more information about the services that are available, call 1-866-WINTHROP. ■ 14 Cornerstone Summer 2009 Need Support? Winthrop is Here for You If you’ve ever wondered, ‘is there any- Generation of Survivors – The Pat PERINATAL BEREAVEMENT body out there that understands how Lyons Long Term Follow-Up Program The Perinatal Bereavement Group I’m feeling?’ – then a support group A comprehensive childhood cancer A series of six support group sessions led may be for you. survivorship program that provides by a social worker for parents who have For many individuals, support groups appropriate follow-up care and educates lost a child prior to or shortly after birth. are a vital tool on the road to recovery. survivors about the diagnosis, treatment A forum for social interaction with others and management of potential late effects Schedule: One evening a week for six consecutive weeks in the fall and spring facing similar circumstances, a support of their disease. Fee: $25/couple; call 1-866-WINTHROP group can also teach individuals new Schedule: Every other Thursday from strategies for coping as well as provide 1:00 to 4:00 PM PULMONARY emotional and practical support. Free; call (516) 663-9400 Winthrop-University Hospital offers Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group a wide range of support programs CARDIAC ARREST Support group to help those affected by including, but not limited to, the follow- pulmonary hypertension cope; for Long Island Miracles – ing. Please call the numbers below for patients and family members. Sudden Cardiac Arrest Support & additional information. Advocacy Group Schedule: Every other month on a Saturday at 12:00 PM For survivors of cardiac arrest, their BARIATRIC (WEIGHT LOSS) Free; call (516) 663-4694 families and friends; provides support SURGERY and advocates for increased presence of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Informational seminars for people defibrillators (AEDs) in our communities. (CPAP) considering bariatric surgery. Schedule: Every other month Winthrop’s Sleep Disorders Center Schedule: Once a month in Uniondale Free, call (516) 663-3889 offers a patient support group to help and Hauppauge; 7:00 to 9:00 PM DIABETES those affected by Obstructive Sleep Free; call (631) 265-7000 to reserve Apnea; moderated by a Board-certified Kindred Spirits: United Parents of sleep physician along with other sleep Support Group for people before and Children with Diabetes professionals. after bariatric surgery. Provides education, support and Schedule: Quarterly; call for schedule Schedule: Monthly meetings camaraderie for parents of children Free; call (516) 663-3907 Free; call (516) 663-3300 with diabetes. Schedule: Monthly meetings on Thursday SMOKING CESSATION CANCER evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 PM Smoking 101 - Cancer Support Groups Free; call (516) 663-2350 Educational/Emotional Support For patients with cancer or caregivers “Kick the habit” at a stop smoking sup- dealing with the impact of cancer. Toddler and Preschool Diabetes Support Program port group: learn about the availability Schedule: Persons diagnosed with cancer of all nicotine replacement products – Tuesday mornings; Family members/ For families of children up to age six with diabetes. Parents are provided and aids. Information provided about caregivers of persons diagnosed with Winthrop’s four-week Behavior cancer – Monday mornings with accurate information and emotional support while their children, including Modification Program. Free; call (516) 663-9062 to reserve Schedule: Last Wednesday of each siblings, enjoy a positive play experience. Cancer Center for Kids Support Groups Schedule: Monthly meetings on Saturday month, 7:00 to 8:00 PM; Last Thursday To help children with cancer and their mornings from 10:00 to 11:30 AM of each month, 1:30 to 3:00 PM families deal with their fears, anxieties Free; call (516) 663-2350 Free; call (516) 663-2579 day of and emotional difficulties during and session to reserve after treatment. DIALYSIS Schedule: Parents of children with can- STROKE Chronic Kidney Disease/Dialysis cer – first and third Thursday of the Support Group Stroke Support Group month; 7:30 to 9:00 PM. Parents of Discuss developing an optimal quality For stroke survivors and their family children off treatment – once a month of life while living with chronic kidney members; meeting includes guest Free; call (516) 663-9400 disease, end-stage renal disease, and speakers, followed by an open forum dialysis. Separate groups are held for for discussion. Kids Club those diagnosed and for family Schedule: Generally meets the third A support/activity group for pediatric members/caregivers. Wednesday of every month, 10:00 to cancer patients. Schedule: Monthly 11:30 AM Schedule: Meets one evening each month. Free; call (516) 663-9026 Free; call (516) 663-9098 Free; call (516) 663-9400 Cornerstone 15 Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage Winthrop-University Hospital PAID Mineola, N.Y. 259 First Street Permit No. 13 Mineola, NY 11501 www.winthrop.org Charles M. Strain Chairman of the Board John F. Collins, CPA President and Chief Executive Officer Published by the Department of External Affairs (516) 663-2234 John P. Broder Vice President External Affairs & Development Wendy L. Goldstein Director, Public Affairs Leanna M. Cherry Publications Specialist Karen Tripmacher Assistant Director, Community Relations & Special Projects The primary teaching affiliate of Stony Brook University School of Medicine The Best Help the Best at Winthrop When renowned Winthrop-University tenosynovitis (trigger finger) – a common Hospital ophthalmologist and micro- problem that causes pain and stiffness surgeon Lawrence F. Jindra, MD, noticed of the tendons in the fingers. Dr. Teplitz that he had difficulty touching his middle treated Dr. Jindra with a series of injec- finger to his thumb on his dominant sur- tions to the tendons and relief was gical hand, he sought help from the best almost immediate. – his colleagues at Winthrop. So when Dr. Jindra later developed “Until you loose the ability to do lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) in something that you take for granted – his left arm, he once again turned to his like snapping your fingers – you don’t colleagues in Winthrop’s Department realize how devastating it can be,” said of Orthopaedic Surgery, where he was Dr. Jindra recently. As a surgeon, Dr. seen by Mark Grossman, MD, Chief Jindra took this relatively benign prob- of the Division of Sports Medicine. lem in his hand very seriously. Dr. Grossman treated Dr. Jindra with Dr. Jindra found himself under the an injection to the tendon, anti-inflam- care of Winthrop’s Vice Chairman of the matories, and a brace. Winthrop ophthalmologist Lawrence F. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Today, Dr. Jindra’s hand and arm Jindra, MD, (center) is grateful for the Chief of the Division of Hand Surgery feel as good as new, and he is grateful for outstanding care he received from his Glenn Teplitz, MD. Dr. Teplitz’s extensive the outstanding minimally invasive care colleagues – Mark Grossman, MD, Chief expertise in the field of orthopaedics is that he received from his colleagues, of the Division of Sports Medicine, (left) focused on the diagnosis, conservative which has enabled him to continue to and Glenn Teplitz, MD, Vice Chairman of management and surgical treatment of do what he does best – provide world- the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery hand and upper extremity disorders. class ophthalmology care to patients and Chief of the Division of Hand Surgery Dr. Jindra was diagnosed with at Winthrop. ■ at Winthrop (right).
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