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CornerStone Vol. 28, No. 1, Winter/Spring 2018
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A "Bite of Hope" for Pediatric Diabetes Patients
New Star Room Designed Exclusively for Special Needs Children
An Outpouring of Support for the Cancer Center for Kids
Child Life Donations It Takes a Village
A Record Breaking Yuletide Ball
New Volunteer Birth-Doula Program is Born at NYU Winthrop
Internationally Acclaimed Pulmonary Rehab Program Celebrates 30 Years
NYU Winthrop Gala Raises More than $1,046,000 for Emergency Department Renovation Project
Hospital Celebrates the Dedication of the Stanley S. Zielony Neurosciences Wing
Athletic Trainers Help Student-Athletes Safely Spring into Sports
Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence
NYU Winthrop Receives $4.2 Million NIH Grant to Study Neurocognitive Impact of Long Term Diabetes
At the Forefront of Lung Cancer Care: NYU Winthrop Leads the Way in the Area of Robotic Surgery
NYU Langone Health Brings Heart Transplant Services to NYU Winthrop
Annual Event is a Recipe for Success for One Local Foundation
Long Island’s First-Ever Ovarian Transplant Aims to Restore Fertility to Leukemia Survivor
Former NY Mets Star Infielder: Living with Prostate Cancer
The Naming of the David R. Doucette Clinical Research Center
The World's Smallest, Leadless Pacemaker Comes to NYU Winthrop
Stop the Bleed Prepares Communities to Respond to Terrorism Program aspires to save "countless lives"
Serving those who Served NYU Winthrop for Veterans Program
Have You Heard About the Grateful Patients and Families Program?
Once Again, Hospital Recognized for Meritorious Patient Outcomes by ACS

Serving those who Served NYU Winthrop for Veterans Program

Recognizing our Veterans | NYU Winthrop Hospital

Here at NYU Winthrop, we treat many U.S. veterans, so to recognize and honor them we began the NYU Winthrop for Veterans Program. On a daily basis, we identify patients who are veterans, and the Department of Volunteer Services then visits each to thank them for their service. Depending on the individual’s preference, we can play for them, via iPad, The Army Goes Rolling Along (Army theme song); Anchors Away (Navy); The Halls of Montezuma (Marines); Wild Blue Yonder (Air Force); Semper Paratus (Coast Guard); or a host of other patriotic tunes.

Since the program’s inception, NYU Winthrop is proud to have recognized – and provided exceptional hospital care – to more than 750 veterans. Each is offered an American flag magnet that can be placed on their room’s whiteboard to indicate the patient is a veteran. A knitting and crochet club from St. Thomas the Apostle Church in West Hempstead donates red, white and blue lap blankets, created as a special veterans’ thank you. More proficient knitters needed! Please contact Volunteer Services if capable at 516-663-2391. Not surprisingly, veterans show selflessness even in a hospital setting, as with one veteran who, upon receiving a lap blanket, said, “Oh, that’s way too nice for me. Give it to someone else who could use it.”

Recent veterans we were pleased to honor and provide stellar care to include:

  • A former B-17 bomber radio operator who was captured in WWII by enemy forces after the aircraft crash landed in occupied Yugoslavia.
  • An 83-year-old Army veteran who was an encryption expert, coding communications during the Korean War.
  • A merchant seaman who holds the distinction of serving in not just one, but three theaters of combat in WWII.
  • A former Army National Guardsman who helped restore law and order during the Great Northeast Blackout in 1965 that plunged all of New York State and parts of seven neighboring states into darkness.
  • A U.S. Marine, who battled to stay alive following the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific Theater in WWII, the Battle of Okinawa. Semper Fi!

Frank Blennau and Brian Delaney are among the Hospital volunteers who make the rounds to honor veterans and, fittingly, both are veterans themselves. You’ll often find Mr. Blennau  singing along to “God Bless America,” as he plays it on his iPad for veterans, with NYU Winthrop staff sometimes gathering round in chorus.

We thank each and every veteran and are humbled to serve those who come to NYU Winthrop Hospital.

Photo Caption: NYU Winthrop volunteers visit each US veteran admitted to the Hospital to recognize them and thank them for their service.