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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

NYU Winthrop's Child Life Program Earns Clinical Internship Accreditation

NYU Winthrop Hospital 's Child Life Program recently earned Clinical Internship Accreditation from the National Child Life Council, the leading membership association for Child Life Specialists. NYU Winthrop is among a group of 14 prestigious programs across the nation, and one of only two in New York, to meet the stringent requirements of accreditation, which is a voluntary two-step process of self-study and external review.

"NYU Winthrop's Child Life Program is at the forefront of family-centered care," said Nicole Almeida, MS, CCLS, Director of the Child Life Program. "We are incredibly proud of this recognition and know it will help us secure the best and brightest in the field."

Members of NYU Winthrop's Child Life Program work to alleviate the fear and anxiety for hospitalized young patients at NYU Winthrop and their families. The Program's certified Child Life Specialists are trained in child development and meeting the special needs of children who are ill. Through play, education and support, the Specialists help calm fears, plan fun-filled activities, and alleviate the stress and loneliness that can accompany the hospital experience. Interns partake fully in the experience.

NYU Winthrop's Child Life Program Earns Clinical Internship Accreditation

"We provide a very rich, inclusive internship experience and lead the pack in that regard, as this accreditation shows," said Ms. Almeida. "An intern in the program can expect to be involved in all the day to day activities of a Child Life Specialist, and will exit our program well prepared and ready to being their career as a Child Life Specialist."

In order to become a Child Life intern at NYU Winthrop, a candidate must have already completed at least 100 volunteer hours within a pediatric hospital setting; be affiliated with a graduate program of study while participating in the internship; and have a contract created between the candidate’s school and NYU Winthrop.

For more information about NYU Winthrop’s Child Life Program, call 1-866-WINTHROP or visit