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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

WiSH Clinic Opens

Thanks to a unique collaboration between NYU Winthrop Hospital , RotaCare (a free appointment-only health clinic under the medical direction of Roman Urbanczyk, MD), and Stony Brook Health Outreach and Medical Education (HOME), the NYU Winthrop Student Health (WiSH) Clinic has recently opened, helping to better serve the healthcare needs of the community.

This free, student-run clinic - a vision of the fourth year medical students that has received support of NYU Winthrop's Senior Administration and Office of Academic Affairs - is helping to provide comprehen- sive primary and preventative care to the uninsured patient population of Nassau County at the A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility in Uniondale.

"We are pleased to partner with RotaCare and Stony Brook HOME to offer this important health service to the community," said Francis Faustino, MD, WiSH Clinic Medical Director and Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at NYU Winthrop.

WiSH Clinic Opens Some of the WiSH Clinic's medical student volunteers join with Francis Faustino, MD, the Clinic's Medical Director and Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at NYU Winthrop (second from right); Maria Glorioso, MSW, RotaCare (right); and Steven Shelov, MD, MS, Director, Undergraduate Medical Education, Associate Dean, NYU Winthrop Campus (second from left).

The Clinic is staffed by fourth year medical student volunteers who live and study at NYU Winthrop as part of the Clinical Campus of Stony Brook University School of Medicine. At the clinic, Dr. Faustino, as well as other health- care professionals, are guiding the medical student volunteers and providing constructive input to help them develop the skills necessary to become model physicians.

"The medical students involved with the WiSH Clinic have firsthand experience taking care of patients with complex medical problems under the supervision of superb primary care physicians," said Steven Shelov, MD, MS, Director, Undergraduate Medical Education, Associate Dean, NYU Winthrop Campus. "Their enthusiasm, commitment, leadership and passion about what they do serve as models for future stu- dents who will participate. It is a testimony to the NYU Winthrop spirit that such a student- initiated endeavor has become a reality."

"I am confident that the first-rate healthcare services, combined with the important educational experiences that our medical student volunteers are receiving as part of their service in this Clinic, will serve the needs of the community well as we work together with RotaCare and Stony Brook HOME to make this Clinic a success," said Dr. Faustino.