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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

Garden City Girl Scouts Make "Surgi Dolls" for Young Patients

Earlier this year, six Garden City Girl Scouts devoted their time and skills to help brighten the days of patients and their families at NYU Winthrop Hospital .

Sarah Wu, KateAnn Henneberger, Katherine Gage, Nicole Ferraro, Victoria Ferraro, and Kristen Curley spent hundreds of hours sewing and making hundreds of "Surgi Dolls" for the Hospital’s Child Life Program. The local Girl Scouts, members of Garden City Girl Scout Cadet Troop 1149, led by Eileen Harrington, also recruited the help of friends and family by distributing doll-sewing kits, and worked with a junior Girl Scout troop who helped stuff the dolls. Surgi Dolls are used for therapeutic medical education and play - they can help clinical staff prepare a patient for medical procedures, and patients can give the dolls faces to illustrate their own feelings.

Garden City Girl Scouts Make Garden City Girl Scouts (L-R) Sarah Wu, KateAnn Henneberger, Katherine Gage, Nicole Ferraro, Victoria Ferraro, and Kristen Curley made and donated hundreds of surgical dolls to NYU Winthrop’s Child Life Program.

"We depend on donations such as this throughout the year to help us provide educational, creative and emotional outlets for all of the children that we work with," said Nicole Almeida, MS, CCLS, Director of the Child Life Program at NYU Winthrop. "The time and energy the group put into making these dolls are appreciated, and the children here at NYU Winthrop and parents benefit year-round from their generosity."

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