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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

A Bite of Hope for Pediatric Diabetes Patients

NYU Winthrop Hospital ’s Pediatric Diabetes Program hosted its Sixth Annual Bite of Hope Dinner at the Inn at New Hyde Park, honoring Hannah Burton and her family, of East Rockaway, and Youth Achievement Award winner Kristen Rydzewski of Garden City. The evening raised more than $52,000 to benefit the Program and its multifaceted approach to treating young patients with diabetes.

Ranked as one of the leading diabetes and endocrinology programs in the nation, NYU Winthrop’s Pediatric Diabetes Program was established in 2002 and continues to be at the forefront of groundbreaking treatment, education and care for children, adolescents and young adults with diabetes throughout the tri-state region.

Proceeds from the Bite of Hope event will be directly used for the psychosocial services provided by NYU Winthrop’s Pediatric Diabetes Program. Since these services are offeredfreetopatientsandarenotreim- bursed by insurance, the Program relies on philanthropic contributions to thrive.

The Pediatric Diabetes Team at NYU Winthrop is grateful for the community’s continued support of their program. Their mission is to provide quality care and comprehensive education promoting independent self-care for patients as they move from childhood to young adulthood. Children are encouraged to embrace a positive philosophy as they learn to successfully manage this chronic illness.

For more information about NYU Winthrop’s Pediatric Diabetes Program, call 1-866- WINTHROP or visit www.winthrop.org.

Pictured at the Sixth Annual Bite of Hope event are members of NYU Winthrop’s Pediatric Diabetes Team including (l.-r.) Grace Bernaudo, RN, CDE, Diabetes Educator; Lori Benzoni, BS, MPH, Pediatric Program and Event Manager; Jean Corrigan, RN, MA, CDE, Program Director,PediatricDiabetesProgram,DiabetesEducator; Danielle Alessio, LCSW, Social Worker; Sheila Dennehy, RN, MSN; Edith Fiore, MS, RN, CPNP, CDE; Amy Canterella, MS, RD, Nutritionist; Siham Accacha, MD, Chief of the Pediatric Diabetes Program; and Robert Levine, MD, PhD, Pediatric Endocrinologist.

2015 Bite of Hope Honoree Hannah BurtonofEastRockawaygatherswithher parents and Sheila Dennehy (far left).

2015 Youth Achievement Award recipient Kristen Rydzewski of Garden City and her parents.