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CornerStone Vol. 25, No. 1, Summer 2015
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NYU Winthrop's Medically Supervised Weight Management Program Helps Local Residents
NYU Winthrop Elects Two New Members to its Board of Directors
In Memoriam
College-bound Student Athlete Finds Relief from Sinusitis
New Research and Academic Center Celebrates Grand Opening
NYU Winthrop Recognized by U.S. News & World Report for Outstanding Pediatric Care
New Drugs, New Hope for Patients Facing Lung Cancer
NYU Winthrop Earns Designation as a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the ACR
New Equipment Enhances Care for Pediatric Airway Emergencies
Grateful Family Gives Back to NICU
The Kornreich Family Makes Donation in Honor of Young Patient
A Leader in Research
Sports Medicine Program Gives Back to the Community with Student Athlete Scholarships
Long Island's First and Only Baby-Friendly Hospital
Celebration of the Theresa M. Santmann Biomedical Research Laboratory Signals Final Stage of the Opening of the Research and Academic Center
A Bite of Hope for Pediatric Diabetes Patients
The Starlight Foundation Delivers Tablets to Pediatric Inpatient Center
NYU Winthrop Partners With Local Boy Scout to Provide Vital Resource to the Mineola Community
Once Again, NYU Winthrop Earns Designation As NAEC Level 4 Epilepsy Center
Ninth Annual Black & White Ball Raises More Than $300,000 for NYU Winthrop's CCFK
Spirit of Children Brings the Spirit of Philanthropy to Cancer Center for Kids
A Lap Goes a Long Way for Child Life at NYU Winthrop
Verizon Foundation Helps Give Patients and Their Families Peace of Mind
Local Kiwanis Club Shows Continued Support
The Book Fairies Make a Special Delivery
A Cause to Celebrate Raises Nearly $120,000 for NYU Winthrop's Child Life Program
An Evening in Tuscany - Gala Raises Over $950,000 for NYU Winthrop
30th Anniversary Golf Tournament Raises $650,000 for NYU Winthrop's Research Programs
Ask the Expert - Women's Health: Bladder and Pelvic Floor Disorders
Glen Oaks Country Club Shows Continued Support for NYU Winthrop
Senator Jack M. Martins Delivers Toys to Young Patients
New York Islanders Bring Cheer to Young Patients
An Early Mother's Day at NYU Winthrop
The Irish American Golf Club Makes Donation in Honor of Former Captain
Yuletide Ball Raises Over $216,000 for Child Life Program

An Early Mother's Day at NYU Winthrop

It is often said that mothers have one of the toughest but rewarding jobs, and NYU Winthrop was proud to honor some very special moms at an early Mother’s Day celebration on May 7.

Members of NYU Winthrop's Maternal Fetal Medicine and NICU teams celebrated mothers of triplets and mothers who over-came Vasa Previa.

The event reunited seven mothers of triplets and four mothers who were diagnosed with Vasa Previa, a pregnancy-threatening condition, with their NYU Winthrop caregivers. The moms were recognized for all the surprises, joys and challenges that caring for and raising multiple-birth children pose and for delivering healthy babies despite their high risk pregnancies.

“As Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists, it is always rewarding when our team sees the fantastic outcomes we have at NYU Winthrop- University Hospital,” said Martin Chavez, MD, Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine and the Fetal Surgery Program at NYU Winthrop, who welcomed the mothers with the rest of his colleagues in Maternal Fetal Medicine, Labor and Delivery, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. “This is even more satisfying as we get to be part of this pre- Mother’s Day celebration for these mothers and families who worked so hard and allowed our team to be a part of their care.”

(Above, l.-r.) Parents Joseph Chapman and Yorel Deleon and their triplets – Talia, Camille and Alexis – reuinite with Dr. Chavez and Jolene Muscat, MD, member of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine.

Children played together on a play mat in the center of the festively decorated Treiber Conference Center in the Research and Academic Center, and parents connected with one another and spoke about their experiences. One father in attendance shared how much NYU Winthrop’s support meant when he visited his wife every night, who was on bed rest at the Hospital after being diagnosed with Vasa Previa, a con- dition that occurs when a vessel from the umbilical cord of the baby is directly in the path of the normal delivery route. If this vessel is damaged, it could cause catastrophic harm to the baby. Families also had the opportunity to reconnect and say “thank you” for the outstanding care they received from the NYU Winthrop team.

“This means the world to every single member of our NYU Winthrop team to see the end product of these complicated pregnan- cies,” said Dr. Chavez. “We are committed and driven to provide the best care for pregnancies that would otherwise have less than ideal outcomes.”

Martin R. Chavez, MD, Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine and the Fetal Surgery Program at NYU Winthrop, plays with four-year-old Brien Malloy, a triplet who was born at NYU Winthrop.

Lunch was served at the event and moth- ers were presented with flowers, as well as gift bags filled with products and gift certificates courtesy of Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas.

Do the moms have any advice to share this Mother’s Day? “Be good to yourself and be patient because they’re going to challenge you and you always feel like you’re not doing the right thing, but you are,” said Yorel Deleon, who brought triplets Talia, Camille and Alexis to the celebration. “Take the rewards where you can get them, even if it’s just a smile!”