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CornerStone Vol. 26, No.1, Spring/Summer 2016
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A Second Miracle for Allison
Revolutionary Heart Procedure Provides New Treatment for Sufferers of Aortic Valve Stenosis
WATCHMAN: A New Treatment Option for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
Lifesaving Procedure and Wedding Bells for Patient with Rare Heart Condition
New, State-of-the-Art Trauma Center Opens
Committed to the Fight against Obesity
Empowered to Educate: Women with Heart Disease Fight Back
American Heart Association Awards Grant-in-Aid to NYU Winthrop Researchers
Diabetes Prevention Program: Motivating Local Residents to Change Their Lives
24th Annual Gala Raises More than $1,000,000
Celebrating Service and Philanthropy: Special Room Dedication Held for Esteemed Physician
Getting into the Spirit at NYU Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids
Annual Golf Outing Benefits the CCFK
Bo Jackson Brings Special Memories
Gregg’s Wings Foundation Continues Support
CCFK Patients Rock at Seventh Annual Rock2Beat Pediatric Cancer
Local Kiwanis Club Continues Longtime Support
CCFK Crosses the Finish Line
A Cause to Celebrate Raises Nearly $115,000 for Child Life Program
Good for the Brain: Unique Art Expressions Group Brings Patients and Caregivers Together
A Family Tradition of Philanthropy
Unique Toilet Training Program Helps Youngsters ‘Go’
New Mural Brightens Walls and Lifts Spirits
New Chiropractic Collaboration Provides Coordinated Care for Patients
NYU Winthrop Nurses Earn Prestigious Magnet Recognition
New Member Elected to NYU Winthrop’s Board of Directors
New Electronic Medical Record Set to Go Live This Summer
Raising the Bar for Care with National Recognitions
Yuletide Ball Raises $207,000 for Child Life Program
A Bite of Hope for Pediatric Diabetes Patients
Celebrating a 23-Year Partnership
Amanda Styles Cirelli Foundation Supports NYU Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids
Floreine J. NYU Winthrop’s Memory Honored with Tranquil Garden
Senator Martins Spreads Cheer Among Young Patients
Preventing Heat-Related Illness
NYU Winthrop Researchers Advocate for 9/11 First Responders Suffering from Debilitating Neurological Condition
A Special Evening of Tasting and Giving Supports Pediatric Patients

New, State-of-the-Art Trauma Center Opens

winthrop trauma center

NYU Winthrop Hospital has opened its new $6 million Trauma Center, which is Nassau County’s only Trauma Center with full adult and pediatric capabilities. The Hospital held an exciting trauma response demon- stration to show the capabilities of this 7,500-square-foot facility, along with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening.

“NYU Winthrop’s Trauma Center includes 24-hour in-house coverage by trauma-trained surgeons, and prompt availability of care in specialties such as orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology, internal medicine and critical care. It marks the first phase of an expansion project for our Emergency Department to add beds to meet the ever-growing needs of our community,” said John Collins, President and CEO of NYU Winthrop- University Hospital.

“We are proud to be adding to the Emergency Department a designated, state-of-the-art, five-bed trauma receiving unit, with capabilities for managing all types of trauma, including those requiring emergent lifesaving surgical intervention,” said Barry M. Rosenthal, MD, Chairman of Emergency Medicine.

The trauma bays are equipped with leading-edge monitoring, imaging and life support technologies and provide NYU Winthrop’s dedi- cated Trauma team with the highly specialized facilities they need. The new edition frees up Emergency Department space, a benefit for all of NYU Winthrop’s patients and staff.

“The NYU Winthrop Trauma Center is now even more prepared to respond to the highest level of critical injuries,” said Alex Axelrad, MD, Chief of Trauma/Surgical Critical Care/Acute Care Surgery.

“We have always provided superior trauma care. In order to further enhance that care, NYU Winthrop is committed to attaining the American College of Surgeons’ Level 1 Trauma certification, which significantly raises the standards for trauma care,” said Dr. Rosenthal.

Injuries treated in the NYU Winthrop Trauma Center include motor vehicle collisions, falls, violence, drowning, gunshot wounds, fires and burns, and other life-threatening injuries.

Members of the NYU Winthrop community recently gathered to unveil the Hospital’s new Trauma Center, Nassau County’s only Trauma Center that serves both pediatric and adult patients.

A trauma response demonstration brought together members of NYU Winthrop’s highly trained Trauma team to treat a mock patient. The Trauma Center is equipped with special facilities and advanced technology, and features brand new Trauma Resuscitation Bays to care for the most severely injured patients.