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Winthrop Receives “Found Money” - Archived
September 9, 2014

On September 9, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli (center) presented a check for $163,467.03 in unclaimed funds to Winthrop-University Hospital. On hand to accept the check were Hospital President and CEO John F. Collins (right) and Winthrop’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Palmira Cataliotti, CPA, FHFMA. Comptroller DiNapoli worked with Hospital officials to search the State’s records for money that belongs to the Hospital but landed instead in inactive accounts which have been surrendered to the State’s control.

“We are deeply appreciative of Mr. DiNapoli’s work on behalf of the Hospital,” said Mr. Collins. “His effort to help us find and claim this money from the state’s unclaimed funds system has been a tremendous benefit to Winthrop.”

“Winthrop has a great history of providing quality healthcare to the community and I’m sure these funds will come in handy,” said Mr. DiNapoli.

There are more than $13 billion in unclaimed funds in New York State; $455 million on Long Island; and $6.5 million in Mineola alone. For general information about unclaimed funds, visit