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CornerStone Vol. 26, No. 2, Fall 2016/Winter 2017
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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Enters New Phase
Two Siblings, One Medical Miracle
Growing for the Future: NYU Winthrop and NYU Langone Medical Center Announce Plans to Affiliate
Longtime Orthopedic Nurse Turns to her Own Institution for Care
Celebrating a Decade of Inspired Care
Young Diver Recovers Quickly Thanks to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
NYU Winthrop Earns High Accolades from U.S. News & World Report
NYU Winthrop Hospital Receives National Recognition for Meritorious Outcomes from the American College of Surgeons
Trauma Center Receives Verification as an Adult Level 1 Trauma Center
Phoebe Lynn Lewis Foundation Raises Lung Cancer Awareness at NYU Winthrop and Beyond
Researchers Discover Biomarker for Multiple Sclerosis Detection
Lieutenant Governor Tours New Research & Academic Center
NYU Winthrop Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month
NYU Winthrop Gala Raises More than $1,009,000 for Research
31st Annual Golf Tournament Raises $635,000 for NYU Winthrop's Research Programs
Child Safety Tips for Grandparents
Local Foundation Committed in the Fight against Pulmonary Fibrosis Shows Generous support for ILD Research
"Bonding with Baby" Helps Siblings of Babies in the NICU
Local Kiwanis Club Shows Committed Support to Child Life
NYU Winthrop's Child Life Program Earns Clinical Internship Accreditation
Matthew Fetzer Foundation Fulfills a Wish to Help Children Fighting Cancer
The Franceschini Family Continues Decade-Long Tradition of Giving to NYU Winthrop
NYU Winthrop Honors Apollo Family for Continued Benevolence
A Celebration of Life
Spreading Hope and Love
15 Years of Hope and Healing
Rock2Beat Red Carpet Party Supported by CME
Golfers Score a Hole-in-One for Kids with Cancer
Community Health Assessment Reveals Obesity and Chronic Disease Are Important Issues for Long Islanders
Garden City Girl Scouts Make "Surgi Dolls" for Young Patients
NYU Winthrop Named to the Top 500 of the 2016 Homecare Elite
NFL Player and NYU Winthrop Physician Team Up to Celebrate Survivorship with Special Brunch

Trauma Center Receives Verification as an Adult Level 1 Trauma Center

Trauma Center Receives Verification as an Adult Level 1 Trauma Center

NYU Winthrop Hospital ’s Trauma Center has been verified as an adult Level 1 Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes NYU Winthrop’s Trauma Center’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.

"As Nassau County’s only Trauma Center with full adult and pediatric capabilities, NYU Winthrop is proud to receive verification as an adult Level 1 Trauma Center from the American College of Surgeons," said John F. Collins, President and CEO of NYU Winthrop Hospital . "This achievement signifies our ongoing commitment to providing the highest level of care to those who sustain serious injuries."

"While NYU Winthrop has always provided trauma care, this verification significantly raises the standards," said Alex Axelrad, MD, Chief of Trauma/Surgical Critical Care/Acute Care Surgery at NYU Winthrop Hospital .  "I am proud of everyone who helped make this verification possible, it truly was a team effort."

Trauma Center Receives Verification as an Adult Level 1 Trauma CenterStaff members gather outside of NYU Winthrop's ACS Level 1 Trauma Center

"This is a wonderful achievement for NYU Winthrop Hospital , and a huge asset to the community," said Barry Rosenthal, MD, MPH, Chairman of Emergency Medicine at NYU Winthrop.  "All those involved in our pursuit of ACS Level 1 Trauma Certification should be congratulated. Our community should also know they will receive the best trauma care possible if the unfortunate need should arise."

NYU Winthrop’s Trauma Center includes a brand new, state-of-the-art, five-bed trauma receiving unit, with capabilities for managing all types of trauma including that requiring emergent lifesaving surgical intervention. The Center boasts 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.

For more information about NYU Winthrop’s Level 1 Trauma Center, call 1-866-WINTHROP or visit