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CornerStone Vol. 22, No. 2, Summer 2012
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A Legacy Lives on to Help Others
NYU Winthrop Names Three New Members to Board of Directors
NYU Winthrop Offers Heart Valve Replacement with No Open Surgery
NYU Winthrop: The First Hospital on Long Island to Offer Expectant Parents New Blood Test
NYU Winthrop’s Orthopaedic Surgeons: Helping Patients Live their Fullest Life
NYU Winthrop Designated a NAEC Level 4 Epilepsy Center
NYU Winthrop Named Health Care's Most Wired Winner 2012
NYU Winthrop’s Neuroscience Special Care Unit Celebrates Milestone Anniversary
Ask the Doctor: Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Additional videos
The World’s Smallest Microscope is at NYU Winthrop
27th Annual Golf Tournament Raises $512,000 for NYU Winthrop’s Research Institute
A Cause to Celebrate... Child Life
An Evening of Reflection
Sixth Annual Black & White Ball Raises Nearly $275,000 for NYU Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids
NYU Winthrop’s “Top Doctors”
Astoria Federal Savings Shows Support for NYU Winthrop’s Child Life Program
A Life-Long Dream Fulfilled
Friends of NYU Winthrop Donate Special Goodies to Pediatric Patients
Once Again, The Children’s Medical Center at NYU Winthrop Earns High Rankings
Golfing ‘Fore’ the Kids
Passion & Purpose: The Foundation for NYU Winthrop’s Annual Swim-a-thon
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano’s 2012 “Welcome Back Warriors”

Friends of NYU Winthrop Donate Special Goodies to Pediatric Patients

Jennifer Poltorak (right), heard about the good work of NYU Winthrop’s Child Life Program through her friend Irene Lyons-Loeffler. A long-time NYU Winthrop supporter, Mrs. Lyons-Loeffler (left) is the founder of the Pat Lyons Foundation, which honors the life of a fallen 9/11 hero by improving the lives of sick children. Ms. Poltorak was inspired by the Foundation and the dedicated Child Life team at NYU Winthrop and decided she wanted to help as well, so she went out and purchased an array of special toys including a foosball table, Thomas the Train table and train set, interactive bubble tube system, play kitchen and garage, and various other items, and donated them to NYU Winthrop’s Child Life Activity Area in memory of a lost loved one of her own.

Jennifer Poltorak

“These toys are providing hours of interactive play for patients in NYU Winthrop’s Hagedorn Pediatric Inpatient Center,” said Nicole Almeida, MS, CCLS, Director of the Child Life Program at NYU Winthrop. “We deeply appreciate such a generous donation that lifts our patients’ spirits and brings countless smiles to their faces.”

Joining Jennifer and Irene at the donation were Patrick Mate Lyons (second from left) and New York City firefighter Peter Lazarchek, who is also a member of the Pat Lyons Foundation.