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Winthrop-University Hospital Opens New, Expanded Trauma Center
January 11, 2016

Mineola, NY – Winthrop-University Hospital recently held a trauma response demonstration and ribbon-cutting ceremony to announce the opening of its new $6 million Trauma Center, which is Nassau County’s only Trauma Center with full adult and pediatric capabilities. This state-of-the-art, 7,500-square-foot facility will officially open to receive patients on January 12, 2016.

“Winthrop’s Trauma Center includes 24-hour in-house coverage by trauma trained surgeons, and prompt availability of care in specialties such as orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology, internal medicine and critical care. It marks the first phase of an expansion project for our Emergency Department to add beds to meet the ever-growing needs of our community,” said John Collins, President and CEO of Winthrop-University Hospital.

“The Winthrop Trauma Center will respond to the highest level of critical injuries,” said Alex Axelrad, MD, Chief of Trauma/Surgical Critical Care/Acute Care Surgery at Winthrop-University Hospital. “It is equipped with special facilities, advanced technology and highly trained personnel.”

The trauma bays are equipped with leading-edge monitoring, imaging and life support technologies and provide Winthrop’s dedicated Trauma team with the highly specialized facilities they need. The new edition frees up Emergency Department space, a benefit for all of Winthrop’s patients and staff.

“We have always provided superior trauma care. In order to further enhance that care, Winthrop is committed to attaining American College of Surgeons Level 1 Trauma certification, which significantly raises the standards for trauma care,” said Barry M. Rosenthal, MD, Chairman of Emergency Medicine. “As part of that commitment, we are proud to be adding to the Emergency Department a designated, state of the art, five-bed trauma receiving unit, with capabilities for managing all types of trauma, including those requiring emergent lifesaving surgical intervention.”

According to Dr. Axelrad, “The new Trauma Receiving Area provides Winthrop and its Trauma Team with optimal, state of the art facilities in order to care expeditiously for severely injured patients.”

Injuries treated in the Winthrop Trauma Center will include:

  • Motor vehicle collisions
  • Falls
  • Violence
  • Drowning
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Fires and burns

For more information about Emergency Services at Winthrop, call 1-866-WINTHROP or visit our website.

A trauma response demonstration brought together members of Winthrop’s highly-trained Trauma team to treat a mock patient. The Trauma Center is equipped with special facilities and advanced technology, and features brand-new Trauma Resuscitation Bays to care for the most severely injured patients.

Winthrop-University Hospital Opens New Trauma Center

Winthrop-University Hospital Opens New Trauma Center Members of the Winthrop community recently gathered to unveil the Hospital’s new Trauma Center, Nassau County’s only Trauma Center that will serve both pediatric and adult patients.