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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

Celebrating a 23-Year Partnership

Members of The Edward R. Smith Mineola Lions Club recently gathered in NYU Winthrop’s new Research and Academic Center to celebrate the Club’s 23-year partnership in support of various diabetes programs at NYU Winthrop. Members of the Mineola Lions Club heard from Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE, Executive Director of NYU Winthrop’s Diabetes and Obesity Institute, who discussed how their generous support of over $160,000 has had a tremen- dous impact on NYU Winthrop’s Pre-Diabetes Intervention program and the Kids Interested in Diabetes (KIDS) Program, among other initiatives. What’s more, because of the Lions’ generosity, Ms. Dittko expressed how the Hospital has been able to establish partnerships with renowned institutions to offer continuing education courses to endocrinology fellows so they are best equipped to treat individuals with diabetes.

“I’ve had the privilege of working with the Mineola Lions since our partner- ship began in 1992, and I cannot express enough how deeply appreciative we are of their long-term commitment to our comprehensive diabetes prevention and support programs,” said Ms.Dittko. “The Lions Club’s dedication to combating diabetes and its effects has been instrumental to our success in offering diabetes prevention services to so many individuals in the community.”

Members of The Edward R. Smith Mineola Lions Club gathered with Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE, Executive Director of NYU Winthrop’s Diabetes and Obesity Institute (front, left),and E.Ramone Segree, Vice President of Development at NYU Winthrop (second from right), to celebrate a successful 23-year partnership that continues to flourish.