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CornerStone Vol. 29, No. 1, Winter/Spring 2019
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A "Miracle Baby"
Groundbreaking Study Shows Promise for Correcting Common Misdiagnoses of Hyponatremia
NYU Winthrop's Neonatal Breakthroughs
Young Mother Finds Hope & Overcomes Breast Cancer Diagnosis Thanks to a Multidisciplinary Team Approach
Nutrition Services for Cancer Patients are Expanded
Does Acid Reflux in Infants Lead to Early-Onset Asthma?
Allergies and Asthma Are Nothing to Sneeze At!
Childhood Migraines – More Common Than You Think
Nationally Recognized Programs and Services
Flavored E-Cigs: Teen Gateway to a Lifetime of Nicotine Addiction
Gratitude Abounds at Second Annual Breakfast of Champions
Helping Patients Stay Steady on Their Feet
Annual Gala Raises More than $890,000
Expanding the Footprint for Stellar Patient Care
Where Medical Milestones Are Made
Lions Club International Multiple District 20-K2 Shows their Support for NYU Winthrop
Diabetes Executive Earns Elite Honor as a 2018 Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
A "Bite of Hope" for Children with Diabetes
Local Resident Uses Her Talents to Give Back to Patients in the Neonatal ICU
Yuletide Ball Raises Vital Funds for Child Life Program
Cruizin' for a Cure
Lifting Spirits and Sharing Hope
An Outpouring of Support (and Toys!) for NYU Winthrop’s Smallest Patients
Is it the Forgetfulness of Old Age – or Alzheimer’s?
NYU Winthrop Chosen to Provide Ambulance Services to Garden City
 

Diabetes Executive Earns Elite Honor as a 2018 Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE | NYU Winthrop HospitalVirginia Peragallo-Dittko, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE, Executive Director of the Diabetes and Obesity Institute

Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE, Executive Director of the Diabetes and Obesity Institute at NYU Winthrop Hospital, has been chosen for one of the nursing profession’s highest honors – induction into the American Academy of Nursing’s 2018 Class of Fellows. Ms. Peragallo-Dittko is one of only 195 distinguished nurse leaders from across the globe to be selected for this elite group. Ms. Peragallo-Dittko is a highly respected nurse of 40 years, and under her leadership, NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Diabetes Education Program became the first in New York State to be accredited by the American Diabetes Association. Today, in leading the Diabetes and Obesity Institute at NYU Winthrop Hospital as the Executive Director, a role she has held since 2009, Ms. Peragallo-Dittko works with nearly every specialty of the Hospital – more than 75 divisions in total – to bridge the chain of diabetes and obesity-related healthcare and research to find new ways to understand and manage the conditions.

Fellowship selection criteria included evidence of significant contributions to nursing and healthcare. Also taken into consideration was the extent to which the nominee’s nursing career influenced health policies and the health and well-being of all.

“Virginia Peragallo-Dittko’s leadership and vision have impacted thousands, as she has tirelessly helped patients with diabetes, along with their families, to live healthy and productive lives,” said John F. Collins, President and CEO of NYU Winthrop Hospital. “She has led the charge for diabetes education and prevention, and in the process, has had a transformative influence of diabetes care, helping to put NYU Winthrop on the map as the regional leader.”