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CornerStone Vol. 24, No. 2 Fall 2014
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First-Rate Pulmonary Rehab Program Helps 9/11 First Responder Get His Life Back
NYU Winthrop Elects Two New Members to its Board of Directors
NYU Winthrop Opens Urgent Care Center
U.S. News & World Report Names NYU Winthrop Among the Best in the New York Metro Area
At NYU Winthrop, No Man is an Island
Spotlight on Community Gifts Campaign
Hospital Participates in Major International Trial
Generous Grant Supports Alzheimer's Research at NYU Winthrop
NYU Winthrop Opens New Center for Adult Congenital Heart Disease
New Treatment Improves the Lives of Patients With MR
Swimming with Purpose: Annual Event Raises Pivotal Support for Child Life Program
A Cause to Celebrate Raises More Than $147,000 for Child Life Program
A Celebration of Life: NYU Winthrop's 16th Annual Cancer Survivor's Day
Unique Partnership Supports Families Facing Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders
29th Annual Golf Tournament Raises $649,000+ for NYU Winthrop Research and Academic Center
Eighth Annual Black & White Ball Raises Nearly $270,000 for NYU Winthrop's CCFK
Eight and Forty Makes Donation to Department of Pediatrics
Richard A. Newhouse, Jr., Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Long Island Foundation's Generosity Changes Lives at NYU Winthrop's Hempstead Pediatric Clinic
Running for a Reason
National Awards Recognize Quality Breast Health Care
Once Again, NYU Winthrop Earns Designation as a NAEC Level 4 Epilepsy Center
New Patient Family Advisory Council
The STAR Program: Enhancing the Hospital Experience for Children With Special Needs
NYU Winthrop: A Pioneer in the Use of Technology to Enhance Patient Care and Safety
NYU Winthrop Debuts New Ambulances
Nurse Goes Above and Beyond the Call of Duty
NYU Winthrop Receives "Found Money"
Garden City Foundation Continues the Tradition of Making 'Miracles' for NYU Winthrop's CCFK
Twinkle Town Makes Colorful Donation to NYU Winthrop Kids
Milestone Golf Outing to Benefit the CCFK is a Record-Breaking Success
WiSH Clinic Opens
Surviving the Holidays
Hospital Celebrates Expansion With Dedication of New Specialty Center East
NYU Winthrop Unveils New "Welcome" Sign
NYU Winthrop Opens Manhattan's First and Only CyberKnife® Center

Garden City Foundation Continues the Tradition of Making 'Miracles' for NYU Winthrop's CCFK

The Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK) at NYU Winthrop Hospital received a very special gift eight years ago, and it's continued ever since.

"In 2006, the Miracle Foundation gave a generous gift to start the Child Life Program here at the Center," said Linda Sweeney, Pediatric Development Manager at NYU Winthrop. "Their sustained philanthropy has made a tremendous difference in the lives of hundreds of patients and families during those years. We would not have a Child Life program without the Miracle Foundation's support."

Garden City Foundation Continues the Tradition of Making 'Miracles' for NYU Winthrop's CCFK (L.-R.) Kristen Rodriguez, Development Coordinator at NYU Winthrop's Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK); Ashley Carlo, Development Specialist at NYU Winthrop's CCFK; Linda Sweeney, Pediatric Development Manager at NYU Winthrop; Naomi Moskowitz-Brooks, MD; E. Ramone Segree, Vice President of Development at NYU Winthrop; Patti Tenaglia, Co-Founder of the Miracle Foundation; Joseph Castronovo, President of the Miracle Foundation; Kim Krupa, Certified Child Life Specialist; Warren Rosenfeld, MD, Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at NYU Winthrop; and Barbara Shields, Project Coordinator at NYU Winthrop's CCFK.

The Miracle Foundation officers Joseph Castronovo and Patti Tenaglia recently visited the CCFK to bestow a $50,000 grant, bringing the Garden City-based Foundation's total giving to the Center to $400,000.

"The Miracle Foundation has enabled the Center to offer services that are a benchmark of an integrated child health delivery system and an indicator of excellence in pediatric care," said Ms. Sweeney. "Part of an interdisciplinary and family-centered model of care, the CCFK's Child Life Program represents a true collaboration among family, physicians and the healthcare team."

The Miracle Foundation's generosity has also resulted in the education of college students regarding psychosocially sound and developmentally appropriate pediatric care. This past year, the Center's interns from Bank Street College found their roles enhanced when they became part of the Child Life Program, and learned more about the intricacies of their future profession.

"The Miracle Foundation has helped us reach a new level and create an institutional standard," said Ms. Sweeney. "Partnering with the Miracle Foundation, the CCFK continues to create a haven of comfort and care for its children and families."

To learn more about the Miracle Foundation, visit To learn more about NYU Winthrop's CCFK, its programs and services, visit or 1-866-WINTHROP.