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CornerStone Vol. 28, No. 2, Fall 2018
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A Multidisciplinary Oncology Team Proves Key to Saving a Life
Special Honors for Hospital President & CEO, Board Member
NYU Winthrop Researcher Receives Grant to Pursue Promising Research in the area of Alzheimer’s Disease
Advanced GERD Procedure Restores Quality of Life to MTA Officer
Best Pediatric Continuum of Care, NYU Winthrop & Langone
Advancing Pediatric & Fetal Heart Diagnoses
Superior Pediatric Diabetes Care Inspires the Next Generation of Educators
Hospital Earns High Marks from U.S. News & World Report
Service, Always with a Smile: Hospital Launches New Concierge Service
Caring for Body, Mind and Spirit: Pastoral Care Program Celebrates Special Milestone
Gatsby-Inspired Event Raises Vital Funds for Cancer Center for Kids
33rd Annual Golf Tournament
Milestone Celebration Honors the Resilience of Many
Colorectal Cancer: Young Generations at Risk
Distinction for Program that Treats HCM – Leading Cause of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Athletes & Increased Pregnancy Risks
Travel Health-Safety Tips from NYU Winthrop Hospital -- Advice on high altitudes, mosquitoes, rabies, food & drink, traveling with Rx and more
Golfing “Fore” the Kids – Annual Event Raises Close to $60,000 for CCFK
A Special Visit from Mets Star Michael Conforto
Multi-Language Center Keeps Mothers and Babies Healthy
Depression Screening for High-Risk Tweens and Teens
Hospital Hosts Free Narcan™ Training Aimed at Saving Lives Amid Long Island’s Opioid Crisis
“Teddy Bear Clinic” Teaches LI Kindergarteners about Injury Prevention

A Special Visit from Mets Star Michael Conforto

Meeting a “star” is something every child dreams about. Well, many children’s dreams came true recently when New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto visited with dozens of youngsters and their families at The Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK) at NYU Winthrop Hospital, as well as in the Hospital’s Children’s Medical Center. The visit was part of Conforto Cares, a program established by the player to raise awareness about pediatric cancer and the challenges faced by young patients.

Mets outfielder Michael Conforto playing video games with kids from the Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK) | NYU Winthrop HospitalMets outfielder Michael Conforto enjoyed practicing his swing while playing a video game with (l.-r.) Vincent Lodato, Sal Trotta, and Vincent Trotta during his recent visit to the Cancer Center for Kids at NYU Winthrop.

Staff, patients, and family members alike were all smiles as Conforto distributed Mets t-shirts, handed out pop-up replicas of the Mets home-run apple, autographed photos, and visited with them. Conforto expressed genuine inter est and concern for all those he met, some of whom he had hosted at Citi Field in earlier weeks as part of the Conforto Cares program; Conforto had wanted to do more—he wanted to come and see where the youngsters were receiving treatment and spread sunshine and hope. Indeed, he did spread sunshine. In fact, some children even got to practice their swings with the player while playing video games with him in the CCFK.

“I hope to inspire these young patients to stay determined,” said Conforto. “It’s a privilege to help these children forget about the rigors of their treatments and just enjoy being kids.”