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Winthrop-University Hospital Provides Patients and Visitors with New Charging Station in Main Lobby
June 10, 2015

Winthrop-University Hospital is providing a new, innovative service for patients, visitors and staff. Through a partnership with Innovare Medical Media, Winthrop was able to launch a technologically advanced Charging Station to meet the needs of individuals who may find themselves waiting in the hospital’s lobby.

“Many individuals arrive at the hospital unexpectedly without charging cords for their phones, tablets, or computers. This creative charging station enabled us to provide a valuable service to patients and visitors who may be need to power up their devices,” said J. Edmund Keating Vice President, Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations at Winthrop-University Hospital. “Innovare delivered this solution to us at no cost. In addition, we have been able to leverage the embedded LCD to run digital content.”

Having grown up in Long Island, Michael Ricciardi, Partner at Innovare, was excited at the opportunity to work with Winthrop and deliver this valuable service tool.

“Our partnership with Winthrop began in 2011 and we been thrilled at how it has progressed to support the hospital,” Ricciardi said.

There have been a number of leading local and regional businesses that have supported the Winthrop Charging Station. Peter Catapano, Regional Sales Manager from Meenan Oil commented, “Meenan is a proud supporter of Winthrop-University Hospital in the Innovare Community Showcase Program. In being able to participate in the new launch of the Main Lobby Charging Station, Meenan is proud to be a part of this initiative to provide a benefit to the healthcare professionals and physicians, as well as the patients, visitors, and families in need of a product like this while waiting in the main lobby of the hospital. Innovare has provided us a unique method to reach our community while also supporting Winthrop in this exciting new opportunity.”

For additional information about innovare media, visit For additional information about Winthrop-University Hospital, call 1-866-WINTHROP or visit

Contact: Leanna Cherry
Assistant Director of Public Relations
(516) 663-2234