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Elevating Patient Care
Education + Research + Medical Excellence
2013 ANNUAL REPORT
It is the mission of Winthrop-University Hospital to provide high quality, safe,
culturally competent, and comprehensive healthcare services in a teaching and
research environment which improves the health and well-being of the residents
of Nassau County and contiguous areas…based on a profound commitment to
an enduring guiding principle—“Your Health Means Everything.”
Education
Research
Medical Excellence
Winthrop-University Hospital + 2013 Annual Report
A Message from the President & CEO
and Chairman of the Board
Looking back at 2013, we at Winthrop-University Hospital can be proud that we continue to
make major strides in advancing our principal mission and that we do our best each day to
deliver excellence in patient care.
While a sea of change confronts healthcare institutions, Winthrop
in neurology, podiatry, dentistry, psychology, urology and others
has been steadfast in its commitment. Concurrently, we are
in 2013 will help keep us there. As a result of our expanded resi-
leveraging every opportunity to facilitate our clinical, research
dencies, we now have virtually all of the academic programs
and academic leadership. This can only be achieved by assem-
provided by the major teaching hospitals throughout the United
bling the best team of healthcare professionals, investing in
States. 2013 also marked another medical academic distinction
leading-edge technologies and medical research, continually
for Winthrop when we initiated the nation’s first OB/GYN
focusing on quality assurance, and seeking new ways to meet
Hospitalist Fellowship Program.
the healthcare needs of our community.
Our strategy going-forward is to continue attracting the very
GROWING RECOGNITION AS A PREMIER ACADEMIC
MEDICAL CENTER
best clinicians. We will facilitate this objective by demonstrat­
2013 was a hallmark year on many fronts, not the least of which
full-service healthcare provider; and a progressive medical
has been Winthrop’s ability to continue attracting renowned and
research and academic center set in a financially-integrated
highly respected healthcare professionals. It is a testament to
delivery system.
our increased recognition as a leading academic medical center.
The year saw us welcome a number of new physicians to lead
several important programs including John D. Allendorf, MD,
Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Head of
Winthrop’s Pancreatic Cancer Program; Aaron Pinkhasov, MD,
Chairman of Behavioral Health; Joseph Mattana, MD, Chief of
Nephrology and Hypertension, and Alex Axelrad, MD, Director of
Trauma in the Department of Surgery and Director of Surgical
Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery, among others.
In addition to attracting prominent physicians to join our medical staff, Winthrop has become a clear destination for clinical
academic programs. In March 2013, we hosted The Fifth Annual
Long Island Live Endoscopy Course—“Advances in Therapeutic
Endoscopy from ECRP to POEM and Beyond.” Renowned endoscopic masters from around the world, 120 in total, were on
hand to exchange ideas and present innovative techniques and
cutting-edge technologies.
This widely-acclaimed Continuing Medical Education symposium further positions Winthrop at the forefront of academic
advancements in medicine. Our addition of residency programs
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ing Winthrop to be a best-in-class, acute care destination; a
THE HIGHEST QUALITY IS IMPERATIVE
Across all clinical disciplines and areas of operation, Winthrop
has made quality assurance a top priority. U.S. News & World
Report again ranked us one of the best hospitals for 2013–14 in
the New York Metro Area. As a further testament to our high
quality, Winthrop was ranked as having 12 high performing
specialties.
In 2013, the American Heart Association recognized Winthrop
with its “Get With The Guidelines®—Heart Failure Gold Plus
Quality Achievement Award.” Other examples of our unwavering
focus on quality include: Winthrop being named to the nation’s
“Top 100 of the 2013 HomeCare Elite™” and Winthrop’s score of
“A” in the “Spring 2013 Hospital Safety Score” initiative from
The Leapfrog Group.
We also received full points in all areas of the New York State
Partnership for Patients (NYSPFP) relating to the prevention
of hospital-acquired conditions and potentially preventable
readmissions, an achievement accomplished by only a small percentage of all hospitals participating in this national program.
“We have to do the best
we can. This is our sacred
human responsibility.”
—Albert Einstein
Charles M. Strain,
Chairman of the Board
John F. Collins,
President & CEO
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Winthrop’s integrated and complete focus on patient care was
conjunction with the da Vinci robotic surgery system to treat
demonstrated with the institution’s placement on the nation’s
kidney disease with less risk to healthy tissue.
“2013 Most Wired Hospitals” list for the second consecutive year.
Throughout 2013, Winthrop continued its leadership in advanced
ELEVATING PATIENT CARE WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART
FACILITIES AND LEADING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES
maternal-fetal care. As Long Island’s only fetal surgery pro­
As a premier medical center, Winthrop stands apart through its
for difficult pregnancies which, in other settings, may have
pioneering application of advanced technologies and techniques.
been compromised.
Early in 2013, we celebrated the grand opening of the newly renovated Adult Oncology and Hematology Infusion Center. There,
we are providing the most advanced cancer treatments and
therapies in one aesthetically-designed, patient-centered environment. Recently, we learned that a physician on Long Island’s
East End was able to provide pain relief through Winthrop’s
Infusion Center to a patient suffering from rheumatoid arthritis
who was previously resigned to an aspirin regimen.
Winthrop introduced its Simulation Center in 2013. This state-of-
gram, our institution offers leading-edge treatment options
CONTINUED LEADERSHIP IN CYBERKNIFE® TREATMENTS
The past year has also been a continued proving ground for
Winthrop’s CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System and its
success in treating prostate cancer patients. This breakthrough
technology offers cruise-missile precision guidance and ultraflexible robotics. It enables highly-targeted radiation to be
delivered to even the smallest, deeply-embedded and complex
masses thereby minimizing damage to healthy tissue.
the-art Center is designed to serve as a valuable clinical training
ground for our physicians, nurses, residents, medical students
and health professionals, as well as our community’s first
responders. The Simulation Center will contribute significantly
to our key goals of promoting patient safety and improved
outcomes, while advancing our mission as an institution for
academic excellence.
When it comes to diagnosing and treating various gastrointes­
tinal (GI) tract cancers including pancreatic cancer, Winthrop
is utilizing the most advanced techniques and technologies.
We are now in an elite class of a few select centers in the nation
that offer an innovative technique called Endoscopic Ultrasound
(EUS)-guided biliary drainage and were among a few institu­
tions selected to participate in a multi-center study led by John
Hopkins University during which the procedure was found to
demonstrate excellent safety and efficacy.
Winthrop continues to be innovative in its screening and treatment of lung cancer. Our Lung Cancer Screening Program, the
first of its kind in the region, is designed to diagnose the disease
at the earliest stage possible. To reduce puncture risks, our
physicians use navigational bronchoscopy which offers a safer
method of biopsy by using dedicated CT scans of the chest like
a map to plan the procedure.
In another example of Winthrop’s application of advanced
technologies, our physicians are using fluorescent imaging in
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Winthrop’s new NYCyberknife Manhattan location
Only a few medical institutions in the nation offer the CyberKnife
requirements in a collaborative setting. The Center, under the
treatment. Winthrop has been offering it at our main campus
leadership of Acting Chair Leonard Hoffman, DDS, is equipped
on Long Island since 2005 and, in 2013, began the planning and
with ten high-tech exam rooms where advanced dental technol-
construction of a second CyberKnife facility in Manhattan. The
ogies are applied to diagnose and treat various dental conditions.
latter will be a resource to New York City-based hospitals that
do not have this advanced technology.
Winthrop’s preeminent Sleep Disorders Center also has continued to grow. It is by far one of the most scientifically-advanced
sleep centers and also most luxurious, with its eight, five-star
NEW AND ENHANCED COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Just as Winthrop is demonstrating leadership as a premier
“hotel-style” sleep rooms.
men’s health center, we are clearly gaining recognition for our
women’s and children’s health services. The 2013 dedication of
the Women’s and Children’s Pavilion was the culmination of our
years of focus and coordination of these services under the
leadership of Anthony Vintzileos, MD, Chairman of Obstetrics
and Gynecology, and Warren Rosenfeld, MD, Chairman of
Pediatrics at Winthrop.
We also took new steps to advance children’s and family health
by renovating and reopening a Health Center at Hempstead
High School in November 2013, now in its 16th year of operation.
In 2013, planning and construction of a new Urgent Care Center
to offer additional community-based healthcare services was
underway. The Center, which opened in June 2014, is now staffed
by top Board-Certified Internal Medicine and Family Medicine
specialists.
In May 2013, we launched our new state-of-the-art Center
for Family Dental Medicine. It is also serving as an academic
A “hotel-style” sleep room at
Winthrop’s Sleep Disorders Center
resource for dentists to complete their New York State residency
WINTHROP TOTAL CYBERKNIFE PATIENTS
482
WINTHROP CYBERKNIFE PROSTATE PATIENTS
476 476
318
419
274
258
363
361
318
195
205
180
175
137
101
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TRUE COLLABORATION AND TEAMWORK
If there was ever a year where strong working relationships
across the entire organization mattered most it was 2013.
Physicians who join our staff from other respected hospitals
confirm that Winthrop’s true collegial atmosphere and quality
are unlike what they have experienced in other provider settings.
2013 took our unique brand of healthcare to another level largely
because of the broader collaboration and teamwork both within
the hospital and beyond.
Finally, Winthrop’s Physician Hospital Organization (PHO)
John F. Collins, President and Chief Executive Officer, WinthropUniversity Hospital and Richard T. Margulis, President and Chief
Executive Officer, Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center
would not have attracted the 636 physician members it did
in 2013 if not for the hospital’s outstanding relationships with
physician practices across Long Island. Through the Winthrop
PHO, we are providing a forum for physicians to access the
best tools and resources critical to their developing evidence-
OUR EXPANDING FOOTPRINT
Winthrop has continued to expand its footprint, which now
reaches from Manhattan to Long Island’s East End. We are an
institution that believes strongly in the value of collaboration and
camaraderie among healthcare institutions and practitioners.
based clinical guidelines and protocols that enhance patient
care while promoting practice efficiencies. We are fostering a
clinically-integrated physician organization that enables physicians to maintain autonomy while being supported in the best
possible ways.
As such, we have working relationships with other hospitals
across the region. Through our main campus and many medical
specialty facilities, Winthrop is demonstrating both our reach
and commitment to providing the greatest number of patients
with ready access to the highest quality of medical care.
PRACTICE ADMINISTRATION ALLIANCE
Winthrop recently established a Practice Administration
Alliance (PAA) which will function as a virtual Management
Service Organization. By bringing the top administrative players
of Winthrop and physicians into a single coalition, the goal is
for the hospital to be better positioned to develop and implement new ideas, cooperative clinical methods and utilize technology and business directives to decrease practice deficits.
Leading this effort are Ed Chewens, MBA, Vice President of the
Department of Physician Practices and Ambulatory Networks,
as well as physician leaders, Philip Ragno, MD, of Island Wide
Medical Associates, and Warren Rosenfeld, MD, Chairman of
Pediatrics, who are committed to helping the organization
improve practice performance and efficiency.
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Philip Ragno, MD, Ed Chewens, MBA,
and Warren Rosenfeld, MD
A PREMIER RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC CENTER
the Center to be recognized as a major academic medical center.
If there is one symbol of the progress Winthrop has made on
There, the teaching and preparation of upwards of 80 medical
so many fronts it is our Research and Academic Center. After
students will be consolidated. Research and clinical care will
breaking ground in 2012 for this 95,000-square-foot facility,
occur, side-by-side, effectively integrated. Bold new discoveries
2013 was the year we witnessed the frame being erected and
will be made and will lead to exciting new modalities of care and
the final structural beam placed in a momentous “Topping
life-saving treatments.
Out Ceremony.”
Clearly, 2013 saw our vital vision coming closer to full realization
By January 2015, Winthrop’s Research and Academic Center will
where better research and academics can lead to better medi-
be fully operational and will stand as evidence of what vision,
cine. Winthrop has made tremendous progress driven by our
commitment and teamwork can accomplish. Our team not only
singular most important focus—to do everything possible in
included our researchers, academics, clinicians, Board and
the best ways we can to elevate patient care, because as we say
administrators, it also included the Village of Mineola. Under
every day to each and every one of our patients—your health
the leadership of its Mayor, the Honorable Scott Strauss,
means everything!
Winthrop and the Village of Mineola partnered in this project.
Also vital to this project was the $1 million grant awarded by the
Sincerely,
New York State Regional Economic Development Council and
the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senator Jack M.
Martins, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and others. While its primary purpose is to advance medical research,
Charles M. Strain, Chairman of the Board
academics and healthcare, the Center is also a catalyst for the
community’s reinvestment and economic development. The
Center will enable us to consolidate our existing research and
academic disciplines, and free up additional space in the hospital for more patient care areas. Our expectations are high for
John F. Collins, President & CEO
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Our Expanding Footprint
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Winthrop has continued to expand its footprint, which
now reaches from Manhattan to Long Island’s East End.
We are an institution that believes strongly in the value
of collaboration and camaraderie among healthcare institutions and practitioners. As such, we have working relationships with other hospitals across the region. Through
our main campus and many medical specialty facilities,
Winthrop is demonstrating both our reach and commitment to providing the greatest number of patients with
ready access to the highest quality of medical care.
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Notes from the Chief Medical Officer
Winthrop-University Hospital progressed throughout 2013 in its quest to expand programs
that serve unique patient needs, as well as those of the broader community. Progress also was
made on the medical academic front. Winthrop successfully addressed new changes initiated by
the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), made strides to gain
new accreditations, and increased its capabilities as a thriving clinical campus.
Clinical Achievements
Michael Ammazzalorso, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Winthrop-University Hospital, noted that 2013 was a very progressive year.
To further advance patient safety, quality and innovation, significant strides were made across multiple disciplines. Following are
some examples of the advanced medicine that is being practiced at Winthrop.
DIABETES
With insulin pump technology gaining greater acceptance in the outpatient setting, Winthrop created a new collaborative process
for patients with diabetes. Through this partnership, patients received assistance and training in the use of their insulin pumps in an
inpatient setting so that they could better self-manage their diabetes.
CANCER
Winthrop’s pancreatic cancer program continued to grow using multiple modalities. This was reflected in Dr. John Allendorf’s
technical surgical expertise, Dr. John Haas’ experience using radiation to manage localized disease, and Dr. Stavros Stavropoulos’
expert use of advanced endoscopic procedures in multidisciplinary fashion. The development of Winthrop’s new Adult Oncology
and Hematology Infusion Center enhanced the hospital’s capabilities in the management of chemotherapies for cancer and other
illnesses. The ability to use biological agents to treat rheumatic conditions, infusion therapies for gastrointestinal conditions such
as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and biologics for children with IBD was enhanced. Additionally, along with providing greater
patient convenience, the new Infusion Center has enabled very close monitoring and a high level of care not always possible in an
office setting. Winthrop-University Hospital was also named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s “100 Hospital and Health Systems with
Great Oncology Programs” in 2013, a testament to the institution’s overall clinical achievements, quality of care and contributions
to the field of oncology.
CARDIOLOGY
Winthrop is ranked one of the highest nationally for the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). In 2013, Winthrop’s
Interventional Cardiologists, Dr. Richard Schwartz and Dr. Kevin Marzo, in collaboration with Cardiac Surgeons Dr. John Goncalves
and Dr. Scott Schubach, became involved in multiple TAVR research protocols including the Edwards Life Sciences PARTNER II and
the SAPIEN 3 cohort of PARTNER II Clinical Trials for patients with severe symptomatic calcified native aortic valve stenosis, who
are at risk for open-heart surgery, as well as the Medtronic CoreValve® SURTAVI Trial. Winthrop also continued to use the Edwards
Sapien, Sapien XT and Medtronic CoreValve, demonstrating excellent outcomes. The institution’s women’s cardiovascular wellness
and prevention services were expanded in 2013 to offer a comprehensive lifestyle medicine program, named “The Center for
Cardiovascular Lifestyle Medicine.” In September of 2013, Winthrop’s Division of Cardiology, in collaboration with the Research and
Academic Center, began participating in the NHLBI/NIH-funded, multicenter trial entitled, “The Cardiovascular Inflammation
Reduction Trial (CIRT).”
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“Wherever the art
of medicine is loved,
there is also a love
of humanity.”
—Hippocrates
Michael Ammazzalorso, MD, Chief Medical Officer
OBSTETRICS
Winthrop’s Department of Obstetrics created a process to substantially reduce the number of early deliveries and premature
births by helping ensure pregnancies which last to 30 weeks. Winthrop’s Fetal Surgery Program continues to distinguish itself as
the only one of its kind on Long Island, attracting patients across the region and out of state. It offers innovative, cutting-edge
options to patients with complicated pregnancies. In 2013, these options were expanded to include state-of-the-art procedures
previously never done which significantly improve outcomes and offer new hope. One example of a procedure performed in 2013
involved providing a critical transfusion to a seriously anemic fetus by transfusing through the fetal abdomen and heart. The use
of minimally invasive fetal surgery techniques is giving pregnancies with a dismal prognosis the chance to survive to full term.
GASTROENTEROLOGY
There was continued growth in Winthrop’s use of the Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) procedure to treat achalasia, a disorder
of the esophagus which makes it difficult to swallow food and liquid. The POEM approach was invented in Japan and Winthrop was
the first hospital outside Japan to perform the procedure. Winthrop’s Dr. Stavros Staropoulos is an internationally-recognized
pioneer in the treatment of achalasia, who performed the first POEM procedure in Greece.
EPILEPSY
In 2013, Winthrop increased its video Electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring capability promoting more precise correlation
between seizure activity in the brain and a patient’s behavior during seizures. Video-EEG technology is proving a valuable tool for
diagnosing epilepsy and other seizure disorders. Winthrop, which gained the designation as a National Association of Epilepsy Centers’
(NAEC) Level 4 Epilepsy Center in 2012, continues to offer the latest surgical techniques and interventions for intractable epilepsy.
PULMONARY CARE
Throughout 2013, Winthrop’s navigational bronchoscopy capability enabled its physicians to reach tumors in the lungs’ periphery
which would be difficult to access with a normal bronchoscope. It allowed for more concise localization of suspicious lung nodules,
for taking biopsies and making diagnoses without a surgical procedure. This minimally-invasive procedure has expanded Winthrop’s
tools for taking biopsies and administering treatment.
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BARIATRIC SURGERY
Winthrop’s Bariatric Weight-Loss Program continues to achieve success with rigorous adherence to evolving standards to meet requirements for certification. Additionally, in 2013, a new accreditation and
quality improvement initiative program was implemented. As a result,
Winthrop gained the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric
Surgery Fully Accredited Comprehensive Center with Adolescent
Privileges designation and the Minimally Invasive Metabolic and
Bariatric Surgery Program gained ACGME accreditation.
GENERAL SURGERY
As part of its commitment to providing excellence in the care of
patients with trauma, Winthrop, which is a New York State Regional
Trauma Center, has been working toward becoming an American College
of Surgeons Verified Level 1 Trauma Center. To achieve this goal, considerable planning and preparation occurred in 2013. As a Level 1 Trauma
Center, Winthrop will be guaranteeing that 24 hours a day, seven days a
Alex Axelrad, MD, Director of Trauma, Director
of Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery
week, a team of specially-trained medical professionals will be available
to administer care immediately upon the arrival of a trauma patient.
PEDIATRICS
In 2013, Winthrop-University Hospital’s Hempstead Pediatric Clinic became a National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home. Winthrop also participated in a multi-purpose quality improvement initiative for Children’s
Medical Centers. Winthrop’s Children’s Medical Center was also, once again, named to the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s
Hospitals” list in 2013, demonstrating excellence in three specialties: pediatric diabetes and endocrinology, urology and pulmonology.
MEDICAL EDUCATION
In 2013, Winthrop’s medical education mission continued to address the complex challenges of training the next generation of Long
Island physicians, as well as fostering a robust academic environment for the scholarly pursuits of our teaching faculty. The medical
education program prepares trainees to navigate a changing healthcare delivery system that measures and rewards providers for
care outcomes—both cost and quality—and places its priorities on early detection, prevention, and chronic disease management,
using a patient-family centered care approach. Winthrop seeks and embraces innovative teaching methods and new training models,
ensuring our future success as a teaching hospital.
Winthrop’s Graduate Medical Education programs are thriving. In 2013, in order to address a recognized community need for improved
access to dental care, Winthrop began a new residency program in General Practice Dentistry. As in prior years, Winthrop’s prestige
as a teaching institution resulted in 100% of its available residency positions filling with highly qualified graduates from among the
best medical schools. Winthrop is on the cutting edge in many domains of medical education, including the incorporation of new
methods of performance assessment recently implemented by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME),
the national accrediting body for residency programs. Research and scholarship are cornerstones of the medical education program
at Winthrop. The Fifth Annual House Staff and Medical Student Research Day was held in April 2013, where over 100 medical science
research posters were displayed with presentations by faculty, resident and student teams. Many of these posters have also been
accepted for presentation at national professional meetings.
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Now in its second year, the Winthrop Clinical Campus of Stony Brook
University School of Medicine continues to mature. Significant focus
was placed on implementing undergraduate medical education (UME)
curricular changes aimed at improving the clinical experience of thirdand fourth-year medical students from Stony Brook University School
of Medicine. Of note is a new “Transition to Residency” course that will
better prepare fourth-year medical students for the rigors of residency
training, which they will enter upon graduation from medical school.
Additionally, a new course entitled Advanced Clinical Experience (ACE) is
an individualized clinical experience for fourth-year students allowing
them to select and focus on one particular clinical area in preparation for
their residency training. Other medical student innovations include the
establishment of small discussion groups called Learning Communities,
facilitated by pairs of faculty mentors. Learning Communities are
designed to foster community, leadership, professionalism, well-being
Winthrop’s state-of-the-art Simulation Center
and the sharing of knowledge in order to develop more intellectually,
socially and emotionally prepared physicians.
Without a doubt, Winthrop’s achievements in education and scholarship are the result of the collective and individual talents of our
teaching faculty physicians. Educational opportunities such as the year-long Faculty Scholars Fellowship, Winthrop’s departmental
grand rounds and a diversity of specialty symposia offer outstanding opportunities for continuous faculty development as educators
and clinicians. Winthrop’s faculty development and continuing medical education programs are focused on nurturing and enhancing
faculty knowledge, teaching skills and clinical performance to ensure that students and residents receive the highest caliber of
education while ensuring that patients receive the highest level of care.
CME PARTICIPATION TRENDS & HOURS OF INSTRUCTION
Hours of Instruction
789
Physician Participants
Allied Health Participants
10000
10,805 10,519
791
4,529
3,680
685
569
7,689
8,085
12000
4,204
8000
1,905
6000
4000
2000
2010
2011
2012
2013
2010
2011
2012
2013
2010
2011
2012
2013
Continuing medical education programs are increasing as the number of participants grows.
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Breakthroughs in Medical Advancements
Research and Clinical Trials
Under the direction of Winthrop-University Hospital’s Chief Research Officer, Alan M. Jacobson, MD,
Winthrop has been spearheading groundbreaking research. It holds the promise of making major
strides in the understanding and treatment of many serious medical conditions. From diabetes,
multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, to cardiovascular diseases, obstetrics and
premature births, Winthrop’s researchers and clinicians have been at the forefront of important
discoveries.
In 2013, the hospital’s esteemed researchers earned funding from
+ The use of circulating methylated DNA for the early detection
diverse sources such as the National Institute of Health (NIH);
of oligodendrocyte loss in multiple sclerosis (MS) encompass-
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI); American
ing the development of biomarkers to identify and better
Diabetes Association; Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation;
track the course of MS and a new method for assessing DNA
National Multiple Sclerosis Society; March of Dimes Birth
from dying neuronal cells for diagnostic purposes
Defects Foundation; Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals; Islet
+ A clinical trial to determine the effectiveness and safety of
Sciences and KellBenx, Inc., among others. As a result of these
an investigational medication for the treatment of Primary
grants, Winthrop’s dedicated researchers have been actively
Progressive MS
pursuing vital research and clinical studies.
+ The causes of premature labor derived from exposure to
The following is representative of the depth and breadth of
the environmental toxins, Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers
subjects on which Winthrop’s vital medical research has been
(PBDEs, commonly used toxic flame retardants) and the pos­
focusing:
sible benefits of anti-inflammatory agents, as well as the use
+T
he potential implications of resveratrol, a component of red
of certain gases in preventing premature births
wine believed to offer various health benefits, as a therapeutic
+ The role of prostaglandin (specialized lipids that mediate
agent for treating cardiovascular disease including its effect
inflammation and play a role in triggering labor at term) in
on cholesterol metabolism with implications for patients with
multiple disease processes, identification of women at risk
lupus and rheumatoid arthritis
of infection-related preterm delivery, and the development
+C
ritical events including the death or dysfunction of beta cells
in diabetes; the impact on interventions and the course of
of drugs to prevent this
+ Therapeutic research in pulmonary hypertension, a type of
the disease, the growth of these cells and potential improve-
high blood pressure which affects the flow of blood in the lungs
ments in methods of their transplantation, and the circulating
and clinical trials being conducted at Winthrop’s Pulmonary
of beta cell-derived DNA as a biomarker of beta cell loss in
Hypertension Center
Type 1 Diabetes
+ The study of mechanisms underlying the development of ath-
+ The development of new therapies for treating hereditary
angioedema, a genetic condition wherein a problem with the
erosclerosis in diabetes caused by the transformation of mes-
immune system is passed on and causes rapid swelling of the
enchymal cells located in the walls of major arteries and which
hands, feet, limbs, face, intestinal tract, larynx (voicebox), or
help arteries maintain their elasticity and flexibility, but under
trachea (windpipe)
diabetes instead produce calcium, mimicking bone-producing
cells which leads to a hardening of the arteries
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“Advances in medicine
and agriculture have
saved vastly more lives
than have been lost in
all the wars in history.”
—Carl Sagan
Alan M. Jacobson, MD,
Chief Research Officer
Steve Carsons, MD, Chief of Rheumatology,
Director of Clinical and Translational Research
THE DIABETES CONTROL AND COMPLICATIONS TRIAL
and Complications (EDIC)” were published in Diabetes Care by
Similar to the widely-cited long-term, observational Framingham
Dr. Jacobson and his colleagues. The EDIC analyses were reported
Heart Study, which began in 1948 and followed two subsequent
at the American Diabetes Association’s 2013 Scientific Sessions.
generations, Winthrop-University Hospital initiated the landmark “Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT).” Led
by Dr. Jacobson, it involves his 30-year collaboration with members of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial Research
Group. DCCT has been deemed one of the most definitive and
longest prospective studies of quality of life for patients with
Type 1 Diabetes.
In their multi-site trial and follow-up study, Winthrop’s researchers have been focusing on the impact of intensive intervention
treatment of Type 1 diabetes and related complications on
patients’ illness experience by assessing the resulting healthrelated quality of life. Their latest findings revealed that the
treatment was not as significant a factor in adversely affecting
patients’ quality of life as expected. Instead, the worsening
metabolic control, complications and psychiatric conditions
which develop from the disease are what contribute most to
deteriorating quality of life.
On July 8, 2013, the findings from the DCCT’s long-term, natural-
GROWING TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH PROGRAM
Winthrop’s longstanding vision of an active translational research
program was further advanced in 2013. Translational research
involves applying discoveries generated in the laboratory and
in preclinical studies to the development of trials and clinical
studies in humans, as well as the enhancement of best clinical
practices. Under the leadership of our Director of Clinical and
Translational Research, Steve Carsons, MD, Chief, Division of
Rheumatology, Clinical Immunology and Allergy, and Associate
Chair of Research, Department of Medicine, our clinical research
program progressed through a strategic three-part plan through
which as many as 50,000 patients could potentially consent
to participate in critical clinical trials. The plan consists of:
(1) an informed consent process and patient registry, (2) biorepos­itories for storing samples for future clinical research
use, and (3) a patient data warehouse—all of which would be
secured through advanced encryption and stringent controls
to ensure patient privacy.
history follow-up trial, “Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions
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Leveraging its robust patient population, the Winthrop Clinical
Trial Center, staffed by nationally and internationally recognized
researchers, experienced faculty, and certified clinical research
coordinators, has enabled Winthrop to assume a leadership role
in a wide range of clinical trials. They span across the fields of
cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, immunology and
infectious diseases to nephrology, OB/GYN, oncology, pulmonology and rheumatology.
Supporting Winthrop-University Hospital’s continued leader­
ship in research and clinical trials, 2013 saw the expanding role
of biostatistics. A new Department of Biostatistics was established to collaborate with and support Winthrop’s researchers
in the: design of their studies; development of key criteria such
as sample size; statistical analysis of clinical, epidemiological
NEW GRANTS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, PEER-REVIEWED
PUBLICATIONS AND MEETING PRESENTATIONS
Winthrop’s researchers were the recipients of many grants and
contracts in 2013 that facilitated their important research projects and clinical trials. Their achievements were published in
prominent peer-reviewed publications and presented at leading
medical meetings. Members of our clinical faculty also were
awarded pilot program grants to study topics including: the
benefits of a group exercise program for obese teens on their
metabolism and functioning, the possible biological links
accounting for the high incidence of colon cancer in obese
adults, the identification of biomarkers for identifying pregnant
women at risk for premature births, and a macrovascular mechanism that could lead to end-stage diabetic kidney disease.
and laboratory data; and interpretation and preparation of
BROADER COLLABORATIONS
statistical results. Additionally, Winthrop’s biostatisticians are
Across the clinical, research and academic disciplines to institu-
assisting in the preparation of grant proposals. Indicative of
tional quality and biostatistics, Winthrop-University Hospital’s
the important role of this new department, during Winthrop’s
valuable collaborations have helped cultivate significant medical
2013 Research Day, an educational series on biostatistics was
and patient care advancements. In 2013, Winthrop continued
presented. Winthrop’s Fifth Annual Research Day also gave our
its collaborative research working with other acclaimed aca-
residents and their mentors the opportunity to give oral presen-
demic and medical institutions in the United States and abroad.
tations on their research, while learning more advanced skills
Winthrop strengthened its collaborations with researchers
and strengthening their relationship with Winthrop’s faculty
from the University of Copenhagen; Joslin Diabetes Center;
and researchers.
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Columbia University; the University of Toronto; Brigham and
FORMATION OF EXTERNAL SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD
Women’s Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical
Winthrop-University Hospital formed its first external Scientific
School; Harvard University; Seoul National University; the
Advisory Board in 2013. Its role is to assist in the further devel-
Medical College of Wisconsin; University of Washington; George
opment of Winthrop’s Research Institute by providing strategic
Washington University; the Kaiser Research Foundation; and
guidance relating to our growth, recruitment and retention of
the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, among others.
faculty, and evaluation of our research.
Allison Reiss, MD, Head of Winthrop’s Inflammation Section,
The members of Winthrop’s new Scientific Advisory Board
and Steve Carsons, MD, Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Clinical
represent major academic institutions and reflect expertise in
Immunology and Allergy, Director, Clinical and Translation Research
immunology, clinical and basic diabetes research, neonatology
and Associate Chair of Research, Department of Medicine,
and cancer. They include: Jeffrey Pessin, PhD, Director of the
have been collaborating with Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s
Albert Einstein Medical School Diabetes Research Center;
Hospital’s Dr. Daniel Solomon to examine innovative approaches
Rebecca Simmons, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at the University
to treating rheumatologic disorders. Winthrop’s Louis Ragolia,
of Pennsylvania; Aldo Rossini, MD, founder and Director of
PhD, Director, Biomedical Research, Head, Vascular Biology
the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Diabetes
Section, and Collin EM Brathwaite, MD, Chairman of the Depart­
Programs; Bernard Zinman, MD, Director of the Diabetes
ment of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Minimally Invasive
Programs at the University of Toronto, and Lina Obeid, MD,
Surgery and Bariatric Surgery, and Director of the Bariatric
Dean for Research at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
Program, have been hosting researchers including a group
from the University of Cincinnati led by Dr. Randy Seeley, an
internationally-recognized leader in bariatric surgery. They
are collaborating on studies that could result in alternative,
less invasive therapies, and examining bariatric surgery’s
vascular impact.
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Research and Academic Center
“Winthrop-University Hospital’s new Research and Academic Center
is the latest example of how public-private partnerships are helping
to build the new, New York. This new Center will help ensure the
future health and well-being of Long Islanders, and the economic
vitality of the region.”
—Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of New York State
John F. Collins, President and Chief Executive Officer,
Winthrop-University Hospital and Mineola Mayor,
Scott Strauss
“It will prepare the doctors of tomorrow to
share in the development of leading-edge
medical and scientific discoveries that can
provide potentially life-saving solutions for
patients and improve the health of the
communities we serve.”
—John F. Collins, President and CEO
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In 2013, construction of Winthrop-University Hospital’s Research
+ Collaborative Research Learning Center
and Academic Center advanced steadily. An especially proud day
+ Translational Research Media Conference Room
for Winthrop was September 9, 2013 when the final structural
+ Basic Science Laboratory Center
beam of this new $80 million, 95,000-square-foot center was
+ Research Laboratory
placed in a “Topping Out” Ceremony. Celebrating this important
+ Integrated Family Waiting Area with interactive learning
milestone with the hospital’s Board Members, Administration,
kiosks, iPad-like stations for self check-in and registration,
Chief Research Officer Alan M. Jacobson, MD, Chief Academic
health messaging projection wall and children’s artwork wall
Officer John Aloia, MD, other staff members and donors were
with revolving exhibits
New York State Senator Jack Martins and the Mayor of Mineola
+ Adult & Pediatric Endocrinology Center
Scott Strauss, as well as ironworkers from Local No. 361 and
+ Pediatric Diabetes Education Suite
operating engineers from Local No. 138. Before the beam was
+ Insulin Pump Education Room
put in place, it was signed by Winthrop’s Chairman of the Board
+ Pediatric Testing Suite
Charles M. Strain and President and CEO John F. Collins.
+ Pediatric Intake Room
The Center, scheduled for completion in late 2014, will assem­
+ Ultrasound Room
ble all of the essential components of successful research and
academic enterprise in one state-of-the-art building linking
education, research and clinical care. There will be a focus on
research pertaining to some of our nation’s most pervasive
healthcare problems, diabetes and obesity, and the resulting
cardio-metabolic complications; infant prematurity and peri­
natal conditions; and chronic diseases and aging. As such, it is
expected to further establish Winthrop as a leader in these areas.
A FULLY-INTEGRATED EPICENTER ADVANCING RESEARCH,
EDUCATION AND PATIENT CARE
“Winthrop’s Research and Academic Center is a visible stake in
the ground and a critical element in further establishing Winthrop
as a first-rate medical research and academic center,” said
Dr. Jacobson. The building was designed by Perkins Eastman to
serve as a true translational research center wherein working
relationships between researchers involved in “bench” research
+ Bariatric Exam Room
+ Bone Densitometry Suite
+ Tissue Culture Labs
+ Patient Exam and Treatment Rooms
+ Tech Mastery Program Room
+ Transition Program Consult Room
+ Faculty and Staff Offices
+ Multi-purpose Conference and Meeting Rooms
“Our new Research and Academic Center
will foster our broader mission to promote
excellence in clinical care, education and
research, and enable us to develop stateof-the-art programs in all of these areas.”
—Dr. Steve Carsons
can interact and collaborate with those conducting clinical trials
and treating patients.
Incorporated into the new Research and Academic Center will be:
+C
lassrooms for medical students who are a part of the Clinical
Campus of Stony Brook University’s School of Medicine
+M
edical Training Facilities
+S
imulation Lab utilizing life-like robotic mannequins and realistic physician exam rooms
+ 350-seat amphitheater for student lectures, and Hospitalsponsored medical meetings and continuing education
programs
+ Clinical/Translational Research Center
AN ECONOMIC CATALYST
Winthrop’s Research and Academic Center has already fueled
the local economy generating an estimated 500 construction
jobs and is expected to produce some 45 permanent new jobs.
The Village of Mineola too has experienced economic revital­
ization with the development of new housing, retail businesses
and a technology incubation center. More broadly, as a preeminent center for medical research and education, it will serve
as a vibrant hub for healthcare innovation, drawing medical
researchers, academicians and clinicians from across the nation
and world to the region.
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Facility Expansions and Technology
Enhancements
In addition to opening new facilities, Winthrop expanded in some areas and added new leadingedge technologies in others. Following are some of the year’s highlights:
Winthrop’s American College of Radiology Accreditation was expanded and the institution added
a new outpatient area in interventional radiology. Within the Department of Imaging, its Magnetic
Resonance Imaging (MRI) capability was expanded. Three new CT scan machines were installed to
support low radiation dose protocols. Winthrop developed a CT Scan Protocol Review and Dose
Reduction Committee to analyze American College of Radiology Dose Registry data in order to guide
dose reduction efforts by changing imaging protocols to benefit patients. For Winthrop’s pediatric
patients, the institution is participating in the “Image Gently Program” and has developed pediatricspecific technique charts and CT protocols to reduce radiation exposure.
Winthrop also began the expansion and reconfiguration of its Pharmacy. The end result will be
its larger footprint within the hospital, as well as a presence within the new Infusion Center. New
technologies, such as state-of-the-art hoods to increase safer, sterile handling and preparation
of pharmaceuticals, are also being installed.
Winthrop expanded its Physical Therapy staff and is now providing physical and occupational
therapy seven days a week. This broader capability has led to improved outcomes, reduced patient
lengths of stay and reduced the number of patients requiring sub-acute care facilities.
Winthrop’s Pathology Department and Laboratory were enhanced with additional high-tech equipment. A Molecular Biology Lab was also opened, enabling the institution to perform certain tests
onsite, expediting care and reducing lengths of stay.
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“Without continual
growth and progress,
such words as improvement, achievement, and
success have no meaning.”
—Benjamin Franklin
Nicholas Berbari, MD, FACP, Medical Director, Winthrop Internal Medicine Associates
ENHANCING CLINICAL OPERATIONS
not life-threatening and do not necessarily require a visit to the
Over the course of 2013, Winthrop-University Hospital contin-
emergency room.
ued to enhance its clinical operations. In addition to expanding
its Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner services in certain areas such as Wound Healing Services and Orthopaedics,
there were major facility developments, department expansions and new technologies added. Regarding new facilities, the
Winthrop Center for Family Dental Medicine and the Winthrop
Adult Oncology and Hematology Infusion Center were opened.
NEW BEDSIDE MONITORING AND TELEMETRY SYSTEM
In 2013, Winthrop began the implementation of a new bedside
monitoring and telemetry system. Its installation included a
new wireless infrastructure which provides all medical-surgical
patient areas with a patient monitoring capability. This sophis­
ticated system, which replaces the institution’s prior cardiac
monitoring system, provides significant benefits. It enables
NEW URGENT CARE CENTER OPENS
Winthrop’s clinicians to view patient data both at the bedside
Earlier this year, Winthrop Medical Affiliates Urgent Care
and remotely, and a patient’s historical data. Along with its
opened its doors, marking a major step forward in walk-in
cardiac monitoring functionality, the bedside monitoring and
healthcare and another way for the Hospital to address the
telemetry system provides wireless transmission of continuous
growing healthcare needs of our community.
pulse oximetry and blood pressure monitoring for patients
Staffed by top Board Certified Internal Medicine and Family
requiring more frequent surveillance. Slated for completion in
Medicine specialists and Physician Assistants, the Center provides another option for addressing multiple urgent medical
issues—life’s mini-emergencies that require attention but are
2015, this advanced system promotes a better patient experience by providing an alternative to transferring a patient to an
intensive care setting for a short period of time.
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A new, state-of-the-art Adult Oncology and Hematology Infusion Center offers the most innovative cancer
treatments and therapies in a beautifully appointed and comfortable atmosphere.
EXPANDED MOLECULAR LAB TESTING MENU
ADULT ONCOLOGY AND HEMATOLOGY INFUSION CENTER
The Winthrop Molecular Laboratory is a New York State
Winthrop’s new Adult Oncology and Hematology Infusion Center
Department of Health (NYSDOH) and Clinical Laboratory
is providing the most innovative cancer treatments and thera-
Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certified diagnostic facility
pies in a highly aesthetic setting designed for maximum patient
specializing in oncologic molecular testing. In 2013, the molecular
comfort. There are 34 infusion chairs placed in an open area
lab began expanding its testing menu, particularly testing for
where treatments are provided and patients are prepared for
specific mutations that cause cancer. New testing implemented
stem cell transplants and related aftercare. The onsite phar-
in 2013 includes: JAK2, MSI, BRAF and KRAS testing. This broader
macy, combined with the Center’s support of the latest anti-
testing capability is helping Winthrop’s pathologists and oncolo-
cancer treatment protocols and patients participating in clinical
gists improve patient care, while reducing testing costs.
research trials, further advances Winthrop’s goal to provide the
most advanced, integrated patient care and support.
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WINTHROP WOMEN’S WELLNESS OB/GYN
Located on Fulton Avenue in Hempstead, NY, Winthrop Women’s
Wellness OB/GYN provides comprehensive and convenient
prenatal and gynecological services to all women in need. Care
is provided by a dedicated team of Winthrop healthcare professionals who are bilingual in Spanish, with translation services
available for other languages.
Winthrop Women’s Wellness OB/GYN offers high quality health­
care within the multiplicity of medical disciplines, treating all
patients and their families with compassion and consideration,
and providing a physical environment and facility which is conducive to patient care and comfort. Since opening its doors,
the Center has provided services to nearly 4,000 patients and
their families with the support of the Hospital’s physicians
and employees, who are committed to enhancing prenatal care
services in the community.
Myra Jawdoszyn, Practice Manager and Cynthia Fretwell, MD,
Medical Director, Winthrop Women’s Wellness OB/GYN
CENTER FOR FAMILY DENTAL MEDICINE
Located at 200 Old Country Road, Suite 460 in Mineola, NY,
Winthrop’s state-of-the-art dental facility is equipped with 10
high-tech exam rooms applying the latest in dental technologies.
Comprehensive dental services are being offered, including:
routine preventive care, fillings, root canals, implants, extractions,
cosmetic care, porcelain crowns, custom mouth guards, and
pediatric dental services. Both sedation and general anesthesia
are available. Because it is hospital-based, Winthrop’s dental
program is capable of treating medically-complex patients such
as those with cancer, autoimmune diseases or other serious
conditions. The program is being led by Leonard Hoffman, DDS,
Acting Chairman of Dental Medicine at Winthrop.
Leonard Hoffman, DDS, Acting Chairman of Dental Medicine,
Chief of the Division of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
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Raising the Bar in Health Information
Technology and Clinical Informatics
Winthrop-University Hospital continued to demonstrate its
leadership in health information technology and clinical informa­
tics. With the hands-on leadership of Winthrop’s Chief Medical
Information Officer and Senior Vice President, Patient Care
Services, Maureen Gaffney, MHS, RPAC, RN, for the second
consecutive year, the institution attested successfully in Mean­
ingful Use Stage 1 of health information technology (IT) and
received the Health Information Management Systems Society’s
EMRAM Level 6 designation. It is a decisive affirmation of
HEALTHCARE IT LEADERSHIP
Further attesting to Winthrop’s recognition as a leader in the use
of health information technology to enhance critical thinking
and clinical workflow is its participation in two state initiatives:
the New York eHealth Collaborative and New York Digital
Health Accelerator Program. Regarding the latter, Winthrop
began its role as a mentor in 2013 and is partnering with health
IT innovators to guide the development of their products into
usable tools that promote better healthcare outcomes. On a
regional level, Winthrop became a founding member of the
E-Health Network of Long Island, a Regional Health Information
Organization (RHIO) which uses technology to link individuals
and their healthcare providers with their personal health information. In 2013, the institution also joined the Statewide Health
Information Net­work for New York (SHIN-NY) which connects
all RHIOs in their region of the state.
LEVERAGING UNIVERSAL DATA ACCESS TO SUPPORT
OPTIMUM CLINICAL DECISIONS
Winthrop-University Hospital took other important steps to
ensure best practices relating to the development of an Elec­
tronic Medical Record and management of its clinical information systems. A strong governance structure with reporting
through to the Board was developed. Even before the EMR
system went live, a Clinical Information Systems Quality Com­
mittee was formed. It was charged with the surveillance and
Maureen Gaffney, Chief Medical Information Officer
and Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services
monitoring of the system to ensure it was meeting the needs of
the clinicians and supporting patient safety objectives. Two offshoots of this committee were also formed. The Data Integrity
Committee focuses on the legal medical record requirements
Winthrop’s total commitment to harnessing the power of
advanced health information technology to promote optimum
patient safety and quality of care. Winthrop has successfully
implemented an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) in 30 sites
with over 200 of its physicians now accessing and documenting
electronic health information. Winthrop continues to expand
its clinical information systems to prepare for Meaningful Use
Stage 2 in 2014.
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and policies relating to how clinical data is being used, managed
and stored. Since many areas of the institute contribute to the
EMR, creating these standards was crit­ical for maintaining the
integrity of the EMR and clinical data. Additionally, a robust,
interdisciplinary Clinical Decision Support Committee was
established to set up the order sets and alerts. Ultimately, all of
these measures are intended to promote the highest reliability
in clinical data and the integrity of the EMR.
“Electronic health
information will provide a
quantum leap in patient
power, doctor power, and
effective healthcare.”
—Tommy Thompson, former Secretary,
U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services
Nicholas A. Casabona, Chief Information Officer
ONE OF THE NATION’S MOST WIRED HOSPITALS
network provides faster data exchange across the hospital’s
Winthrop’s leadership in the application of health information
entire local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN).
technology to improve patient care has earned the institution
To minimize any potential disruptions to service, the fiber optic
the distinction as one of Hospitals & Health Networks maga-
network was also designed to support Winthrop’s information
zine’s “2013 Most Wired” in the nation. It is the second consecu-
technology back-up and disaster recovery requirements. In
tive year Winthrop has earned this recognition for its vision and
addition, an outpatient portal was implemented so that patients
strides in building an integrated electronic health information
can securely access their key medical information.
system infrastructure to connect patient’s medical records with
their providers.
SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS IN A FULLY-INTEGRATED SYSTEM
Winthrop’s emphasis on a universal health information system
took another major step forward in 2013 as the hospital began
Once the Soarian system goes live, which is projected for
the first quarter of 2016, Winthrop will gain all of the benefits
afforded by its relational database: real-time reporting of key
clinical and financial information, improved information flows,
more efficient communications between departments, and
the installation of a new Siemens Soarian® information system.
better business continuity solutions.
According to Winthrop’s Chief Information Officer, Nicholas A.
“Over the past 12 years, Winthrop’s President and CEO John F.
Casabona, the Soarian system, which includes both the Soarian
Collins has been a visionary in recognizing the need for a more
Clinical and Soarian Financial information systems, will give
sophisticated information technology infrastructure . He has
Winthrop a single, integrated platform where all of its patients’
provided us with the leadership and investment necessary for
clinical and financial information will reside. This tightly inte-
an initiative of this magnitude,” said Mr. Casabona. “This is a
grated platform will provide for an enhanced patient and clinical
forward-thinking system that will improve efficiency, accu­
experience, improved staff productivity and ease of use.
racy and quality, and build a strong foundation for enhanced
As a first step in its deployment of the Soarian system, Winthrop
patient safety.”
built a high speed fiber optic network. This state-of-the-art
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Physician Profile
Collin EM Brathwaite, MD
+ Chairman of the Department of Surgery
+ Chief of the Division of Minimally Invasive
and Bariatric Surgery
+ Director of the Bariatric Surgery Program
“Some surgeons will not perform revision
surgeries or take on patients following
surgery. We have distinguished ourselves
as the group that handles complex cases.”
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Collin EM Brathwaite, MD, can look back over 2013 and cite
Dr. Brathwaite is also participating in another research proj-
several major strides in Winthrop’s Department of Surgery
ect on gastric bypass. He noted that he and his colleagues
and within its Bariatric Surgery Program which he directs.
are developing other areas for investigation such as study-
Within Winthrop’s general surgery, the institution has been
ing adhesions.
successfully performing a high rate of minimally-invasive
robotic and single-incision laparoscopic surgeries. It has
increased the number of more complicated surgeries performed with the da Vinci robotic surgical systems.
Under Dr. Brathwaite’s leadership, beginning in 2013, Winthrop
began important accreditation and quality improvement
initiatives. The Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Accreditation
& Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) by the American
On a research level, Dr. Brathwaite, in collaboration with
College of Surgeons was designed to enhance overall per-
Winthrop’s Louis Ragolia,PhD, Director, Biomedical Research
formance and quality controls. As a result of its adherence
and Head of the Vascular Biology Section, and Raymond
to rigorous standards and a proven track record of favorable
Lau, MD, Winthrop Surgical Associate in Endocrinology,
outcomes in bariatric surgery, Winthrop earned an important
Diabetes and Metabolism, hosted visits from a research
designation as an MBSAQIP Fully Accredited Comprehensive
group studying biological mechanisms underlying the bene-
Center with Adolescent Privileges. The designation identi-
fits of bariatric surgery on obesity and diabetes-related
fies Winthrop as one of the few institutions in the region to
problems. This is part of ongoing research on the impact
perform bariatric surgeries on adolescents.
of bariatric surgery on diabetes which began in 2013.
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Physician Profile
John D. Allendorf, MD
+ Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery
+ Chief of the Division of Surgical
Oncology & Endocrine Surgery
+ Director of Hepatobiliary and
Pancreatic Surgery Program
“No other group on Long Island comes
together like we do with this multidisciplinary focus. As a result, we have been able
to be more innovative and have enhanced
the quality of care we are providing.”
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Upon joining Winthrop-University Hospital in the spring
leveraging the clear benefits for minimizing invasive surgery
of 2013, the first task at hand for John Allendorf, MD, was
in pancreatic and liver surgery using laparoscopic and
to further develop the organization’s Hepatobiliary and
robotic procedures.
Pancreatic Surgery Program. Dr. Allendorf, a renowned
surgeon who has pioneered several robotic and minimally
invasive treatments for patients with pancreatic cancer,
set out to create a multidisciplinary team of physicians who
focus on liver and pancreatic medical conditions. It was the
first working conference team wherein members regularly
present and confer on their new cases to determine the best
course of action. It stems from bringing multiple disciplines
together to provide different perspectives and share ideas
regarding the best treatments. According to Dr. Allendorf,
the team meets every Wednesday morning without fail,
resulting in significant benefits.
“No other group on Long Island comes together like we do
with this multidisciplinary focus. As a result, we have been
able to be more innovative and have enhanced the quality of
care we are providing,” said Dr. Allendorf. “I consider the fact
that we organized the process ourselves, gained all of the
members’ buy-in, and developed a program that has lasted
as proof of its success.”
More tangible evidence can be found in the number of pancreas operations and liver operations which were performed
at Winthrop in 2013 through the Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic
Surgery Program, which represent a ten-fold increase over
the prior year. “The surgical, oncology and biliary endoscopy
departments are top-tier at Winthrop,” added Dr. Allendorf.
“On the clinical side, all of the pieces are in place.”
Dr. Allendorf has also been instrumental in establishing
Winthrop’s equally successful Endocrine Surgery Program.
Since the program’s development, Winthrop has tripled the
number of thyroid and parathyroid surgeries performed
from 20 in 2012 to 60 in 2013.
Dr. Allendorf is actively involved in research collaborations
with Stony Brook University Hospital and Cold Spring Harbor
Laboratory. He is already leading important clinical trials.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Allendorf has received
numerous research grants and holds a patent in endoscopic
gastric bypass. He also has authored numerous book chapters and over 70 peer-reviewed articles.
For Dr. Allendorf, leaving Columbia Presbyterian Hospital,
where he was the Director of the Pancreatic Cyst Surveillance
Program and the Program Director of the Endocrine Surgery
Fellowship Training Program, was a carefully considered
decision.
“When I considered leaving Columbia, the size of the insti­
tution and the individual talent already in place were very
important to me. If the institution is too big, then the focus
will be primarily on heart, brain and transplant surgeries and
not pancreatic and endocrine surgery,” he said. He took note
of Winthrop’s many resources, and its top talent in radiation
oncology, biliary and medical oncology, as well as its nationally and internationally renowned CyberKnife and biliary
endoscopy capabilities. He also valued the fact that, as a
less hierarchical institution, Winthrop would have much better lines of communication and fewer silos. This, he feels,
facilitates much greater fluidity between departments.
Consequently, when complicated cases are presented, it
allows physicians to confer more quickly and effect faster,
better treatment.
Dr. Allendorf is committed to raising the awareness of
Winthrop as a premier institution in pancreatic cancer both
among professionals and the community. In 2013, he initiated
a number of community outreach programs, including a
“In my world, the goal is to get the cancer out and marginal
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day, which was supported
normal tissue, performing the procedure safely and with
by Senator Kemp Hannon, who welcomed participants and
the smallest incision possible to limit trauma to the abdom­
applauded the hospital’s efforts to host this successful
inal cavity. These minimally invasive procedures support
education forum. Additionally, Winthrop was an active par-
this goal. The earlier the patient is diagnosed, the fewer
ticipant and supporter of The Lustgarten Foundation’s
the complications and the sooner we can get on to chemo-
Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk.
therapy,” said Dr. Allendorf. At Winthrop, Dr. Allendorf is
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The Journey from Medical Student
to Winthrop Resident, Fellow and
Attending Physician
Naveed N. Masani, MD
+ Medical Director, Winthrop Outpatient
Dialysis Unit
When Naveed N. Masani, MD, was a medical student at Stony
Brook University, he learned firsthand that Winthrop-University
Hospital was an institution that fostered learning in a manner
that Socrates himself would embrace. The environment—
open and friendly—reflects the best of the Socratic method—
encouraging critical thinking, asking questions, intense, but never
Medicine, and now retired, Adam Hurewitz, MD, former Chief,
heavy. Dr. Masani, who performed his Fellowship in Nephrology
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Winthrop.
and residency in Internal Medicine at Winthrop, subsequently
His list included several others and one who stands out still as
became a nephrologist at Winthrop. Looking back, he said what
a role model—Louis Imbriano, MD, a practicing nephrologist
he experienced as student, resident and now attending physician
at Winthrop.
at Winthrop are, in fact, hallmarks of the entire organization.
“If I can be half the doctor he [Imbriano] is and contribute to the
“If you are self-motivated, there is no better place to learn and
students and the patients as he does, it would be my greatest
grow at your own pace than Winthrop,” said Dr. Masani. He cited
privilege and honor,” said Dr. Masani.
many aspects of his learning at Winthrop which helped shape the
doctor he is today. He credited many of Winthrop’s physicians
with inspiring him to the highest ideals of being a physician.
Dr. Masani believes that Winthrop offers the best of all worlds:
a solid academic foundation in connection with Stony Brook
University and its outstanding clinical work. That said, he noted
“The Morning Report with Winthrop’s Chief Medical Officer
that, “Winthrop’s many achievements never stand in the way
Dr. Michael Ammazzalorso was an awakening for me,” he said.
of its focus on providing great patient care.” He also explained
“The compassion he demonstrates towards his patients, his
that “Winthrop uses a different model which integrates faculty
detailed thoroughness for the knowledge of medicine, all con-
doctors and private physicians who, together, always keep their
veyed with a smile and pleasant nature, are second to none.”
patients at the center of everything.” This teamwork he said
During his residency, Dr. Masani had the benefit of performing
also prevails between physicians and the nurses at Winthrop.
rounds in the Coronary Care Unit under Winthrop’s Director,
“We [Winthrop physicians] all recognize that you can’t be a great
Cardiovascular Fellow Training Program, Joshua R. DeLeon, MD.
doctor without having great nurses,” he added.
From Dr. DeLeon, his perspective on providing the best patient
care was further developed. Other Winthrop physicians Dr. Masani
acknowledged as having a profound impact on his medical career
were Mark J. Corapi, MD, Associate Chairman of Medicine,
Residency Program Director, Division Chief, General Internal
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Many of Dr. Masani’s fellow students in Stony Brook University’s
Class of 1999 agreed with his assessment that Winthrop is a
premier place to learn and practice medicine and now also serve
on its medical staff.
“Valuing Most the Balance Winthrop Strikes
between Strong Medical Academics and a
Warm, Supportive
Environment”
Heather Hussey, MD
+ Resident Physician, Internal Medicine
Heather Hussey, MD, did not start out knowing she would be a
phy­sician. Her first degree was a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard
University, and her first job was in finance with Citigroup.
However, she ultimately began pre-med studies at Columbia
University and finally completed her Doctor of Medicine at
Stony Brook University. During her studies at Stony Brook, she
became a member of its first group of students to receive their
clinical training at Winthrop-University Hospital.
“I had the option to have my clinical training at one of the other
hospitals affiliated with Stony Brook University, but I chose
to do all of my rotations at Winthrop,” said Dr. Hussey. “During
my two years of clinical studies, I came to love the culture at
Winthrop. The hospital does a great job of striking the right balance between providing a strong academic foundation and a
warm, family-like culture.”
While at Winthrop, Dr. Hussey was exposed to a wide variety of
instructors, from medical residents and fellows to both teaching and private attending physicians. According to Dr. Hussey,
“Winthrop fosters a strong sense of giving back to students
in terms of instruction and overall support. There’s a genuine
commitment to teaching across the board.”
One physician who “left a lasting impression” on Dr. Hussey was
Winthrop’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Michael Ammazzalorso.
“As a third-year medical student, I was very fortunate to have
Dr. Ammazzalorso as my preceptor,” said Dr. Hussey. “He has
wonderful bedside skills. His patients absolutely adore him.
The way he embraces his patients—his warmth—is contagious.
At the same time, he is brilliant; a fund of knowledge. He, and the
amazing team of physicians I have been working with, drew me
into the world of Internal Medicine.”
Dr. Hussey also noted that Winthrop provided her with very
diverse experiences, serving in obstetrics, neurology, pediatrics,
radiology and general medicine. She learned about many areas
of medicine from both staff physicians and private physicians.
“I love the dynamics at Winthrop,” continued Dr. Hussey. “At
one point, I was going back and forth in my decision to pursue
Internal Medicine or Emergency Medicine. What eventually drew
me to Internal Medicine is the challenge of having to navigate
complex disease processes as well as the continuity of care.”
In 2012, when it came time to select a hospital for her residency,
Dr. Hussey was clear about what she wanted.
“I knew I wanted a hospital with a strong support system and
an equally strong academic foundation which would prepare me
well,” said Dr. Hussey. “Winthrop has that unique combination
of a great academic environment, along with a warm, supportive
culture. It is not something you find in many other institutions.
As a new physician, that’s exactly what you want, especially
considering the long hours.”
For Dr. Hussey, who grew up in Garden City and still lives there,
her residency at Winthrop could not be better. “Winthrop does a
great job of sourcing the best physicians from all over. I just love
the people at Winthrop.”
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Nursing at Winthrop
“When you’re a nurse, you know that
every day you will touch a life or a life
will touch yours.”
—Author Unknown
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Valerie T. Terzano, PhD (c), RN, NEA-BC ,
Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer
Patients are at the center of nursing at Winthrop-University
“The Effect of Newborns’ Initial Sucking Duration on Maternal
Hospital. Winthrop’s nurses are passionate about their role
Hematologic Status,” was conducted by Karen Hylton-McGuire,
in patient care. To excel, they are continually encouraged to
MS, RNC-NIC, IBCLC, RCL, and received IRB approval in July 2013.
expand their knowledge of patient care, safety and family
Nursing Grand Rounds also were held during which Winthrop’s
issues, and achieve specialty certifications. They fully embody
nurses and physicians gave presentations in multidisciplinary
the institution’s emphasis on continued education and advance-
panels. They presented evidence-based practices on subjects
ment. Their focus is on consistently collaborating and commu­
that included: sepsis, palliative care, venous thromboembolism,
nicating the care they provide in an interdisciplinary way, as
and family-centered care.
well as with patients and their families. Representing one of
Winthrop’s largest workforce sectors, with over 1,500 nurses,
the impact of nursing is considerable. It is channeled through a
robust nursing council structure which provides these dedicated
direct caregivers with a valued voice and the ability to create
initiatives that enhance patient care, the work environment and
career satisfaction.
At the 2013 Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neo­
natal Nurses’ National Convention, Winthrop’s nurses created
poster presentations on topics, which included: “Partnering
with Parents: Preventing Infant Falls,” “Neonatal Nurses Stress
Buster…Introducing Quiet Time,” “Hemorrhage, Hypertension,
DVT, Infection: A Tetralogy Implementation of a Perinatal Safety
Net,” “Patient Centered Care of the Pregnant Patient with
A SEAT AT THE TABLE OF RESEARCH
Led by Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Valerie
T. Terzano, PhD (c), RN, NEA-BC, Winthrop’s nurses have become
more involved in research at the institutional, state and national
levels. They have assumed active roles as principal investigators
in the institution’s research studies; an important component
of The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet
Recognition Program . One study titled “The Efficacy of the
®
Brushless Scrub,” conducted by Theresa Criscitelli, EdD, RN,
CNOR, received IRB approval in April 2013. Another study, titled,
Diabetes Who Uses an Insulin Pump During Labor & Delivery,”
and “Vital Human Milk: Implementing a Donor Milk Program.”
There were also podium presentations made by Winthrop
nurses at the 2013 Molloy College Doctoral Forum Caring in
Nursing and the 2013 Eastern Nursing Research Society Annual
Scientific Session. Winthrop’s Eileen P. Magri, PhD (c), RN, NEBC, and Karen Hylton-McGuire, MS, RNC-NIC, IBCLC, RCL, had
their article, “Transforming Care Delivery Model to Increase
Breastfeeding,” published in the peer-reviewed American
Journal of Material Child Nursing.
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ADVANCING EDUCATION
nursing practice. ANCC’s research has found that hospitals with
Winthrop’s nurses continued to pursue advanced degrees,
the Magnet designation have notably better outcomes in spe-
including those in education and research. Spring 2013 saw
cific areas studied.
Winthrop establish its Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) in concert with Adelphi University. This innovative educational opportunity was designed to support nursing students interested in
an alternative enhanced scholastic experience. Eight students
are given the oppor­tunity to participate in clinical rotations on
two patient care units for a period of two years. The curriculum
consists of: Fundamentals, Nursing Care of Adults, Nursing Care
of Adults II, and Transition to Professional Practice.
To encourage the educational advancement of all nurses,
Winthrop is involved in a collaboration with Farmingdale State
University. A curriculum was developed for Associate degree
nurses, who wished to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
The hospital’s college tuition reimbursement program provides
the opportunity for nurses to pursue their higher education
including Masters and Doctoral degrees. In September 2013,
there were six new graduate Registered Nurses (RNs) who successfully completed an Emergency Department Fellowship
Program and additional new graduate RNs began the 2013–2014
ED Fellowship Program.
As it continues to pursue this designation, Winthrop has already
demonstrated an excellent performance in various National Data­
base Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) categories. Winthrop
is outperforming the national mean in the following areas:
+ Percentage of direct care Registered Nurses with Bachelor
degrees or greater
+ Percentage of direct care nurses with Specialty Nursing
Certifications
+ Number of patient falls per thousand days (fewer than the
national mean)
+ Number of injury falls per thousand days (fewer than the
national mean)
+ Percentage of patients with hospital-acquired pressure ulcers
(fewer than the national mean)
+ Number of central line associated bloodstream infections per
1,000 central line days (fewer than the national mean)
BECOMING A “BABY-FRIENDLY” HOSPITAL
Winthrop-University Hospital Nursing began the process
of becoming certified as a Baby-Friendly Hospital by BabyFriendly, USA, Inc. (BFUSA), the accrediting body. The BabyFriendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a global program launched
by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations
Children’s Fund (UNICEF). It was developed to encourage and
recognize hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal
level of care for infant feeding and mother/baby bonding. The
Baby-Friendly® certification is provided to hospitals that have
passed an on-site assessment by BFUSA confirming that the
facility has successfully implemented BFHI’s “Ten Steps to
Successful Breastfeeding” which supports non-separation of
mothers and their infants and mothers’ informed feeding decisions. Winthrop is now in the process of implementing the “Ten
Steps to Successful Breastfeeding” and is in the designation
CONTINUED PROGRESS IN EARNING MAGNET RECOGNITION
phase of earning the prestigious Baby-Friendly® designation.
Throughout 2013, Winthrop continued the application process
According to Baby-Friendly USA, scientific studies have shown
for attaining Magnet Recognition through the American Nurses
that breastfed children have far fewer and less serious illnesses
Credentialing Center (ANCC). This prestigious designation is
than those who never receive breast milk, including a reduced
awarded to healthcare organizations who demonstrate quality
risk of SIDS, childhood cancers, and diabetes.
patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN OUR PATIENTS’ HEALTH JOURNEYS
“Winthrop’s nurses are the jewels of the institution,” said Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Valerie T. Terzano,
PhD (c), RN, NEA-BC. “They contribute so much through their compassion, competency, knowledge, collaboration and dedication to our patients. Every day, I hear how much Winthrop’s patients value the manner in which care is delivered to them.”
In their own words, here is what some patients had to say about Winthrop’s nurses and the patient care they received at
Winthrop in 2013:
“Once admitted, my husband was sent to GP2. At this point, he was tired, scared and unsure of what
was to be. Your wonderful staff, especially the RN (Vashawn) and the Nursing Assistant (Michelle) who
were on duty at the time, were EXCEPTIONAL! They listened to his concerns and explained things very
clearly about what was going to be taking place. Oh, and let’s not forget Carlos, the transporter, who
made us laugh all the way to the operating room. They were all so efficient and yet so patient with my
husband reassuring him that he would be fine. They respected how he felt, comforted him and took care
of all his needs in a dignified manner. We won’t forget them.” —ED
“My mom was at Winthrop many times and always received the best care. Not only was she made to
feel very comfortable by the staff, but they always reached out to her family members. Her final journey
on earth was at Winthrop. She was in critical condition until the time she died. I have never in my life
experienced so much caring and understanding. Everyone in my family, including my mom, who was in
a coma, was treated with dignity and respect. As a Nassau County resident, there is no other hospital
I would trust with my loved ones.” —JF
“My mom raved every day about the quality of nursing care she received. My sister and I witnessed
the excellence of care frequently while visiting our mom. Please convey an expression of thanks
and gratitude for the excellence of care, and the knowledge, kindness, and compassion of your
nursing staff.” —TM
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” —Sir Winston Churchill. “There are
many fine people at Winthrop whose character reflects the above quote. This Nursing Assistant is one
such individual. She encouraged me to get out of bed on days that were especially difficult and make
what was oftentimes the arduous journey ‘around the block’ as she would say, less tedious and painful,
and some­thing to look forward to in my effort to heal. She was a great motivator!” —SVM
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Patient Safety and Quality—
A Foremost Objective
Throughout 2013, Winthrop-University Hospital continued to proactively pursue the highest
performance standards with a chief objective to improve quality and patient safety as well as
the patient experience, that is, how patients are treated and communicated to by staff, how their
questions are answered, and the overall reassurance and compassion delivered by staff.
This was accomplished in multiple ways. The institution continued
on its Five Pillars of Excellence: People, Service, Quality, Finance
to reinforce its use of the Situation Background Assessment
and Growth.
Recommendation (SBAR) technique. This is a standardized com­
munications technique focused on promoting patient safety by
helping individuals communicate important information in an
accurate and concise manner, using a standardized format. Addi­
tionally, under the leadership of Monica Santoro, MS, BSN, RN,
CPHQ, Vice President of Patient Safety, Quality and Innovation
and Winthrop’s Chief Quality Officer, the institution established
key performance improvement priorities. They included:
+A
chieving a reduction in hospital-acquired pressure ulcers for
To support improved patient experience, a plan was developed
for Winthrop’s team members to receive education and training
in the RELATE (Reassure, Explain, Listen, Answer, Take Action,
Express Appreciation) communication model in 2014. Its main
goals are to: reduce patient and family stress and anxiety, promote safety, provide comfort and ensure dignity. Through
RELATE, Winthrop’s caregivers and staff will be taught about
the importance of smiling and making eye contact with the
patient, explain­ing what they will be doing for the patient
which Winthrop performed better than the national mean in
and/or family, listening and questioning, informing patients
the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI);
and family about the actions they will take in response to
+A
chieving a reduction in potential preventable readmissions
patient/family questions, and expressing thanks to the patient
for patients with acute myocardial infarction, heart failure,
and family for the opportunity to serve them and for choosing
pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Winthrop for their healthcare needs.
For overall readmissions, Winthrop performed better than the
New York State Partnership for Patients (NYSPFP) goal; and
+ Safety culture and leadership objectives specifically related to
implementing a just culture including: a non-punitive response
to error; feedback to staff on identified opportunities for
improvement; open, non-hierarchal communication to address
safety concerns; and supervisor expectations and actions that
promote safety—are all being addressed through a compre-
SURPASSING NATIONAL QUALITY
As a result of these and other measures, Winthrop demonstrated strong performance in 2013. Participating in 11 out of 11
New York State Partnership for Patients (NYSPFP) initiatives,
its NYSPFP Performance Report conveyed that Winthrop
was performing:
+ Better than the NYSPFP average in four initiatives
hensive, hospital-wide plan developed under the leadership of
+ Better than the NYSPFP goal in three initiatives
an executive level Steering Committee.
+ At or above the 90th percentile in one initiative
THE FIVE PILLARS OF PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE
Winthrop-University Hospital held its first Leadership Retreat in
2013. Led by the Baptist Leadership Group, this off-site event was
a venue for discussing important organizational goals centered
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+ Better than or equal to the NYSPFP goal for the following
outcome measures:
• Injuries from falls and immobility
• Pressure ulcers
• Preventable readmissions
“Quality is not an act;
it is a habit.”
—Aristotle
Joseph Greco, MD, Chairman of Anesthesiology, and Winthrop’s Patient Safety Officer; Joan Cox,
Board Member, Chairperson, Quality Improvement/Risk Management Committee of the Board of
Directors; and Monica Santoro, MS, BSSN, RN, CPHQ, Vice President of Patient Safety, Quality
and Innovation and Winthrop’s Chief Quality Officer
Adopting a hospital-wide culture of safety enabled Winthrop
to patient safety. This was evident also in its high performance
to record improvements from 2012 to 2013 in all domains of its
in disease-specific quality programs.
Agency for Health Research & Quality (AHRQ) Safety Culture
Survey results. This culture of safety has been integrated into
the institution’s goal and also reflects objectives of increasing
the frequency of Executive Leadership Patient Safety Rounds,
engaging medical staff, and formulating a Performance Improve­
ment (PI) team. From management support for patient safety,
feedback and communication to a non-punitive response to error,
Winthrop demonstrated its strong core values and commitment
WINTHROP VS NYS 2013 RISK ADJUSTED MORTALITY
10.15
0.12
0.87
4.97
5.31
3.62
0.73
From its latest “See you in seven days” program to identify
patients at risk for potentially preventable readmissions and
assure effective care management following discharge, to its
interdisciplinary approach to medication safety communication
and “Good Catch” program to encourage and reward staff for
their patient safety vigilance, Winthrop continues to emphasize
best practices in patient safety and healthcare quality.
WINTHROP VS NYS 2012 RISK ADJUSTED MORTALITY
11.42
0.12
0.20
5.01
9.70
2.93
0.20
2.90
11.420
3.92
7.19
0.09
8.565
1.41
0.06
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Our Patients’ Perspectives Matter Most
At Winthrop-University Hospital, our patients’ health means everything. We want our patients
to know that everything we do is focused on this core principle. We want to know that their
experience at Winthrop clearly conveyed this. In 2013, Winthrop treated over 32,000 inpatients.
One of those patients was Michelle Accardi.
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Michelle’s Story
On January 21, 2013, Michelle was admitted to North Shore
University Hospital in Manhasset. She was in preterm labor
at 20 weeks with twins. This was after she and her husband
tried for years to conceive, and finally, following a few rounds
of IVF, she became pregnant. Michelle was being seen by a
doctor specializing in high risk pregnancies. Upon arriving on
that cold day in January, the doctor told her there was nothing she could do to save the babies. Michelle and her husband
were told to go home and wait to go into labor, which would
happen in about two weeks; go to her OB/GYN doctor and
have labor induced; or go into New York City to a doctor who
performs late-term abortions.
Michelle and her husband were devastated. They were given
no hope and left believing that they had no options. When
they arrived back home, Michelle called her gynecologist who
suggested she get a second opinion from Martin R. Chavez,
MD, Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Winthrop-University
Hospital. Dr. Chavez has a specialized expertise in high risk
pregnancies, ultrasound diagnosis, ultrasound guided pro­
cedures and fetal surgery procedures. So, that same day,
Michelle and her husband went to meet with Dr. Chavez.
“That was the day our lives changed and my babies were
given a second chance at life,” said Michelle. While Dr. Chavez
told her there were no guarantees, he said he was willing to
“jump into the fire” and try to save her babies by inserting a
cervical cerclage. Michelle had never heard the term before,
but Dr. Chavez explained clearly that the procedure involves
the placement of stitches in the cervix to keep it closed and
prevent preterm labor. He explained how it was performed
and repeated that, while it was not a sure thing, he would
offer them the option.
“The good physician treats the
disease; the great physician treats
the patient who has the disease.”
—William Osler
“All of them made me feel so confident in my care,” said
Michelle. “Their dedication to their job is undeniable.”
On May 30, 2013, Sophie Grace and Vincent Anthony were
born. Dr. Chavez was there to deliver them.
“I always think he was there to save my babies and there to
bring them into the world. He and the team are our miracle
doctors. Though, every time I try and give him credit for this,
he always tells me it was me who did all the work,” continued
Michelle. “I have never met a doctor like Dr. Chavez…so personable, so caring. He even came into my labor and delivery
room and sat with us for two hours talking to us about life,
careers and families. He really does care about the patient—
who you are as a person.”
“Dr. Chavez gave us hope and optimism, where we had pre­
viously been given no hope at all. I knew in my heart, that
‘no’ wasn’t the answer. Winthrop gave us the answer,” she
added. “I will always recommend Dr. Chavez and the Hospital’s
Maternal Fetal Medicine Team to any woman experiencing a
difficult pregnancy.”
“It was a no brainer,” said Michelle. “We fought long and hard
to conceive these children and we found a doctor who would
fight to save them.” The cerclage was put in the next day. For
the next five months Michelle was on bed rest, getting up
only for short periods each day and going to the hospital for
weekly check-ups and sonograms. During that period, she
met other members of Winthrop’s team: Dr. Wendy Kinzler,
Dr. Timothy Rafael, Dr. Jolene Muscat and Dr. Genevieve
Sicuranza.
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Helmut’s Story
A friend of Helmut Tschoegl once told him life was a like
baseball game; there were the hits, the strikes and the home
runs. It was true. Born in Vienna, Austria, Helmut was an elementary school teacher who first came to America in 1965
to visit the World’s Fair in New York, and then came to stay in
1967. After working for a rich uncle, he realized the American
Dream wouldn’t be realized working in his uncle’s business.
He started night school at Queens College as an Art Major,
making the Dean’s List, and ultimately earning a Bachelor of
Science in Education, a Master’s in Education from Queens
College, and even a Master’s in Supervision and Administra­
tion from Pace University.
Those achievements, meeting and marrying his wife, Kate,
the births of their daughter, Heidi, and son, Billy, and his artistry which, in the lean days, earned him $1,000 a piece for
European scenes he sold in Manhattan’s Washington Square,
were the hits. Strike 1 was the accidental death of his son.
Strike 2 was Hurricane Sandy which wiped out his beloved
46-foot-long bayfront home near Jones Beach, and Strike 3
was being told he had pancreatic cancer. Fortunately for
Helmut, he had on his team the physicians at WinthropUniversity Hospital, including his primary care physician,
Richard G. Collucci, MD; John D. Allendorf, MD, Vice Chair­
man of the Department of Surgery and Head of Winthrop’s
Pancreatic Cancer Program; Michael Garrison, MD, Medical
Oncologist; Alicia Gittleman, MD, Attending Physician, Divi­
sion of Radiation Oncology; and Stavros N. Stavropoulos,
MD, Chief of Endoscopy and Director of the Program in
Advanced GI Endoscopy (PAGE).
The Winthrop team found a lemon-sized tumor on Helmut’s
pancreas located very close to a major artery. In order to
perform a safe surgery, the physicians first had to shrink
Helmut’s tumor. In September 2013, he began his treatment.
He had 25 radiation treatments, which would turn his long
blond ponytail, so much a symbol of Helmut, “The Artist,” to
silver overnight. Next, he received a total of 35 chemotherapy
treatments which caused him to lose his taste buds.
A meeting with his team followed. Dr. Allendorf drew a picture for Helmut, showing him how his tumor was now the size
of a grape and because it was encapsulated, the surgery
could now be performed. After a series of tests, he was
scheduled for surgery in April. Dr. Stavropoulos performed
an endoscopic procedure which was then followed by Dr.
Allendorf’s whipple procedure to remove the head of the
pancreas where the tumor occurred. In a whipple procedure,
since the pancreas is closely integrated with other organs, it
is necessary to remove part of the intestine, the gallbladder,
and the end of the common bile duct.
When asked how his experience at Winthrop was, Helmut
likes to borrow from a popular insurance company slogan,
saying, “I knew I was in good hands at Winthrop.” He even
commented that, as an artist who also uses his hands, he
immediately recognized in Dr. Allendorf’s hands, a skilled
surgeon.
After a six-day hospital stay, it was clear Helmut was ready
to be released. In his case, the discharge was especially noteworthy. Towards the end of his stay, as an orderly and volunteer played rock music, he had danced down the halls to the
cheers of Winthrop staff members and other patients.
Because his pancreas was no longer producing an enzyme
essential for digestion, Helmut was prescribed Creon which
he is still taking. Right after being discharged, he also received
physical therapy to learn how to step in and out of bed and
climb stairs safely so as not to impede his recovery. Addition­
ally, he required a few precautionary chemotherapy treatments to ensure the cancer did not spread to his lymph nodes.
In June, Helmut returned to Austria to celebrate his brother’s
75th birthday and a cousin’s 90th birthday. He too was feeling
like celebrating following his successful surgery at Winthrop.
He is also back to all the outdoor activities he loves, boating,
bike riding and walking his dogs.
“I am so grateful to everyone at Winthrop,” said Helmut.
“I would recommend this hospital to anyone I know. Everyone
was marvelous, from the doctors to the nurses and nurses’
aides. When I look down at my stomach at the perfect four
inch straight line, I realize that I was not only in the hands of
a great medical team and surgeon, but a sculptor.”
As is the custom, after Helmut’s last radiation treatment, a
bell rang which reminded him of a ship’s bell and of the home
run he had just scored.
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Terrence’s Story
When 56-year-old Terrence Jordan of Floral Park, NY, first
enrolled in Winthrop’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program in
September 2013, he set a goal for himself to complete the
13th Annual Stephen Siller Tunnel-to-Towers Run/Walk. On
September 28, 2014, with the blessing of his medical team
and his friends and family at his side, the retired FDNY
Lieutenant and 9/11 first responder, now 45 pounds lighter
and equipped with a walker carrying a portable batteryoperated oxygen concentrator, achieved his goal.
“Words can’t express how wonderful it felt to walk across
that finish line, knowing how far I’ve come in just one year—
and I have the Winthrop Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
and the World Trade Center Health Program to thank for it,”
said Mr. Jordan.
Just one year ago, Mr. Jordan, who made extraordinary sacrifices in the wake of 9/11 working tireless hours as an FDNY
Lieutenant to assist with the rescue and recovery efforts,
couldn’t walk more than half a block without feeling out of
breath and in pain. Since 9/11, Mr. Jordan has coped with a
host of pulmonary-related conditions including COPD, severe
emphysema, bronchitis, asthma and lung nodules. In fact,
he was among the first group of officers to retire from the
FDNY because of 9/11-related medical issues.
Regular evaluations, monitoring and treatment through
the World Trade Center Health Program, under the medical
direction of David Prezant, MD, have been instrumental in
helping Mr. Jordan navigate all of the necessary treatments
and testing he’s had to endure over the last 13 years. But
Mr. Jordan also faced the incredible challenge of relearning
how to walk following a stroke in November 2010.
Through intensive, supervised exercise, education, behavior
modification and emotional support, Winthrop’s Pulmonary
Rehabilitation Program offers patients the opportunity to
improve their lives by learning ways to cope with their lung
conditions. The Program also helps patients gradually improve
their endurance and return to a healthier, more active lifestyle through an exercise program tailored to each patient’s
specific needs and abilities. The Program is staffed by a
team of registered nurses, respiratory therapists and phy­
sical therapists who are committed to meeting the unique
needs of each patient.
Upon enrolling in the program, it wasn’t long before Mr. Jordan
began to reap the benefits, with his breathing, physical
endurance and strength steadily increasing.
“When I first began the program, I couldn’t walk on the treadmill for more than five minutes,” recalls Mr. Jordan. “Today,
I can walk five miles!”
Mr. Jordan’s stamina and breathing are not the only things
that have improved as a result of Winthrop’s Pulmonary
Rehabilitation Program. The program, coupled with a new,
healthy way of eating, has improved Mr. Jordan’s overall
health so much that he has stunned his surgical team with his
progress. In fact, upon a recent evaluation, they concluded he
is no longer a candidate for lung volume reduction surgery—
a procedure by which portions of the diseased lungs are
removed to improve lung function.
“My condition has stabilized and my doctors say that I can
expect to live a relatively normal length of life with the aid
of oxygen therapy,” said Mr. Jordan.
“I was having trouble breathing and became grossly overweight
because of my lack of physical activity,” said Mr. Jordan.
“I needed to find something that could help me get my life back.”
Then Mr. Jordan recalled that his wife, Theresa, had shared an
article with him about Winthrop’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Program helping a retired police detective with advanced
emphysema to drastically improve his life. Mr. Jordan wondered whether it too might be able to help him, so he shared
the article with his doctor, who agreed the Winthrop program
would be beneficial.
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Winthrop PHO, Inc.
Winthrop-University Hospital’s physician and administrative leaders continue to drive the growth
and development of its Physician Hospital Organization, Winthrop PHO, Inc. Efforts are focused
on its mission: to promote and enhance the quality, accessibility and availability of healthcare
by enabling members to meet the needs of the individuals and communities they serve through
participation in a clinical integration program.
According to Winthrop’s Senior Vice President, Administration, Barbara Kohart-Kleine, President, Chief Executive Officer and
Secretary of the Winthrop PHO, “2013 was a year for us to develop our PHO. We now have a sound infrastructure with Executive,
Finance, Clinical Improvement, Governance and Nominating, and Value-Added Services Committees. We developed a Value-Added
Service Program to encourage more physicians to join our PHO and to give them more value for their membership. Our membership
at the end of 2013 was a total of 636 physician members.”
Through the Winthrop PHO Value-Added Service Program, member physicians benefit from:
robust group purchasing program offered through the Greater New York Hospital Association
A
(GNYHA) Services providing discounts on medical and non-medical supplies
A comprehensive Commcare Specialty Pharmacy & Care Management Program
Discounts for members and their employees at local restaurants and theatres, travel, etc.
Fleet discounts on vehicles sold through leading car dealers in the Long Island area
“More partnerships between doctors
and hospitals strengthen coordinated care.”
—U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Physician Hospital Organization (PHO) Executive Committee: Left to right: Robert S. Bartolomeo, MD, FACP, FACG,
Chairman of Winthrop PHO, Inc.; Palmira M. Cataliotti, CPA, FHFMA, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer,
Treasurer of Winthrop PHO, Inc.; Armando D’Arduini, MD, Additional Director of Winthrop PHO, Inc.; Barbara Kohart
Kleine, Senior Vice President, Administration, President and Chief Executive Officer, Secretary of Winthrop PHO, Inc.;
Michael Ammazzalorso, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Additional Director of Winthrop PHO, Inc.
Paul Harnick, MD, Vice Chair of Winthrop PHO, Inc., is missing from the photo.
NEW EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS
In 2013, the Winthrop PHO and the South Nassau Communities
Going forward, the Winthrop PHO will continue to advance its
Hospital PHO jointly offered two educational programs to its
vision to align all physicians, including independent physicians
PHO members. The topics of these programs were: “What
and employed physicians, with Winthrop-University Hospital
Physicians Need to Know about Insurance Audits and Mitigating
in the development and implementation of a high quality,
Damages” and “Estate Planning and Asset Protection Strategies
integrated, cost-efficient model of healthcare delivery.
for Physicians.” Both programs were well-attended and additional
programs are anticipated in the future.
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A Record of Achievement
“Winthrop is well positioned to continue
to maintain profitability and provide
our patients with the highest quality
healthcare. Winthrop’s strong operating
performance emanatesOperating
from strategic
Revenue
investments designed Operating
to generate
Income
high returns as we transition through
Operating Margin
healthcare reform.”
Financial Highlights
2012
2011
$1,021,993,270
$918,227,315
$15,712,004
$20,480,894
2.23%
1.54%
Source: Winthrop-University Hospital
—Palmira M. Cataliotti, CFO
Palmira M. Cataliotti, CPA, FHFMA,
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
WINTHROP TOTAL PATIENT CONTACTS
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
Operating Revenue
(inpatient/outpatient E&M’s)
Operating Income
1,000,000
2011
$918,227,315
$20,480,894
2012
$1,021,993,270
$15,712,004
2013
$1,103,481,622
$10,946,283
$655.6
Source: Winthrop-University Hospital
Million
1000
800,000
800
600,000
$319.7
Million
$40.0
Million
600
$17.9
Million
400,000
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
Source: Winthrop-University Hospital
ECONOMIC IMPACT 2013
Number of Employees
Salaries, Wages & Benefits
Supplies
Capital Spending
Leases and Rentals
7,200
$655.6
$319.1
$40.0
$17.9
Employees
Million
Source: Winthrop-University Hospital
Winthrop is a major driver of the Nassau County and broader Long Island economy.
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Million
Million
Million
2013
400
REVENUE
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
8000
(in millions)
7000
6000
$1,879
5,665
5000
5,993
6,217
6,619
6,891
7,200
1,4
4000
3000
2000
$1,026
$923
1000
0
2008
6,619
Stony Brook
St. Francis
NSUH Manhasset
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
6,891
Source: Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) Institutional Cost Report.
5,665
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
20
Source: Winthrop-University Hospital
Source: Winthrop-University Hospital
While other institutions have had to trim staff, Winthrop continues to
increase nursing and medical personnel to support added programs
and services.
NUMC
South Nassau
$402
Winthrop
$509
$482
5,993
6,217
NUMBER OF MEDICAL STAFF
1,850
7,200
1,400
1,500
1,550
2000
1,908
1,600
1500
1.7%
1000
Work Comp/No Fault
45.8%
34.2%
PPO/Commercial
500
Medicare/
Medicare HMO
0
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2008
2010
2011
2012
2013
Source: Winthrop-University Hospital
Source: Winthrop-University Hospital
Source: Winthrop-University Hospital
WINTHROP PERCENTAGE OF OCCUPANCY
WINTHROP
INPATIENT PAYER MIX
YTD December 2013
2009
(based on available beds)
100
92.1
95.9
93.6
90.1
91.5
90.2
89.1
80
60
40
20
1.9%
Self Pay/Other
16.4%
Medicaid/Medicaid HMO
0
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
Source: Winthrop-University Hospital
Source: Winthrop-University Hospital
Winthrop maintains a balanced payer mix. Revenues have grown
and margins are solid, even with increased expenses devoted to
additional staffing to enhance care and improve patient flow.
Occupancy rates hold steady, and although there has been a slight decline in
discharges, it has been more than offset by increases in outpatient visits.
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95
93
90
91
90
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Caring for Mind, Body and Spirit
It is widely believed that healing is more than a physical process.
their Hospital stay,” said Reverend Jones. “Our Chaplains can
At Winthrop, healthcare professionals and spiritual leaders work
contact clergy of a patient’s faith, or minister directly through
together to treat the body, mind and spirit.
discussion, prayer, rituals and sacraments.”
Chaplains in the Hospital’s Pastoral Care and Education Depart­
As the only Long Island satellite location of HealthCare
ment are dedicated to providing emotional and spiritual support
Chaplaincy Network—an accredited Center of the Association
to patients during their Hospital stay. These Chaplains offer
for Clinical Pastoral Education—Winthrop Chaplains receive
patients and their loved ones healing ministry, spiritual support
ongoing support, training and education to help strengthen
and bereavement counseling 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
their practice.
To accommodate the needs of families of observant Jewish
patients, Winthrop also offers a variety of services, including a
Sabbath House. This facility may house up to five families and
offers a kitchen equipped for kosher food handling and lights
that turn on automatically in the afternoon and shut off at night
on the Sabbath. Sabbath prayer books and candles are available
for guests to use. In addition, a sukkah is located in the backyard
of the Sabbath House for use during Sukkot.
In addition, Winthrop offers comprehensive support of observant Jewish patients and family members through the spiritual
Rev. Karen Jones, MA, M.Div., Director of Pastoral Care
with Chaplains Eglon Angel and Min Park
counsel of Rabbi Anchelle Perl of the Congregation Beth Sholom
Chabad of Mineola. Arrangements can also be made through
the Hospital’s Department of Pastoral Care for visitation by a
As integral members of the healthcare team, Winthrop’s
patient’s personal clergy.
Chaplains help clarify and address concerns, and facilitate
communication between the patient, family and the entire
healthcare team to ensure that the care plan integrates the
beliefs, values and practices that are important to the patient
and family. Winthrop’s Chaplains are Board Certified in Chaplaincy
and have undergone extensive training, including completion
of a Master’s program and a hospital residency. They are either
ordained ministers or have been commissioned by their denomination, and they are endorsed by their faith group.
The Department is led by Reverend Karen Jones, MA, MDiv, who
serves as a liaison between the Hospital and community clergy
of all faiths and denominations. Reverend Jones is committed to
raising awareness of the spiritual dimension of healing, while
cultivating an understanding of, and respect for, the faith traditions of the diverse religious communities served by Winthrop.
Rabbi Anchelle Perl, Chabad of Mineola,
Volunteer Hospital Rabbi
Within the Hospital setting, there are numerous resources for
Jewish patients and visitors. These include a Sabbath elevator,
“We ensure that patients’ religious, spiritual and cultural beliefs
which stops at each floor on the Sabbath and Yom Tov, Glatt
and practices are identified and accommodated throughout
Kosher patient meals and Sabbath candles.
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Volunteer Profile
Ronnie Renken
+ Member of the Board of Directors
+ President of the Auxiliary
For Ronnie Renken of Garden City, volunteering is a way of
life. It all began in the 1970s, when she started volunteering at
Winthrop-University Hospital, then known as Nassau Hospital,
feeding patients who were unable to feed themselves.
“Feeding patients was a wonderful opportunity for me to help
people through difficult times in their lives and make them more
comfortable in their time of need,” remembers Mrs. Renken.
Volunteering on patient care units alongside nurses enabled
Mrs. Renken to experience firsthand the compassion of the staff
as well as the healing that takes place at Winthrop. Wanting to
become more involved, she soon joined the Hospital’s Auxiliary—
a dedicated group of volunteers who collectively support the
general welfare of the Hospital through their goodwill and
fundraising.
The more involved Mrs. Renken became, the more she wanted
to do. Almost 15 years ago, Mrs. Renken became President of
One resource within Winthrop which holds an especially deep
personal meaning for Mrs. Renken is the hospital’s Serenity
Chapel. Mrs. Renken believes that the chapel, headed by
Reverend Karen Jones, and its Pastoral Care Program, has had
an enormous impact on Winthrop’s patients and their families,
as well as the staff.
“It is a lovely, non-denominational chapel which offers a Catholic
mass televised through the Hospital as well as services for other
denominations throughout the year,” said Mrs. Renken.
Winthrop’s Auxiliary, which includes two volunteer groups, the
During her long-time involvement with Winthrop, Mrs. Renken
Twigs and Wings of Winthrop. She was also elected to the
can attest to the Hospital’s continued growth and expansion
Hospital’s Board of Directors, where she has been actively
while it has upheld the same spirit of caring, community and
involved in the Pastoral Care and Golf Tournament Committees
unity that has long existed among the staff and volunteers
and most recently, serves as Co-Chair of the Community Gifts
at Winthrop.
Campaign as part of the Hospital’s Research and Academic
“Over the years, I’ve seen Winthrop grow to become a nationally
Center Campaign.
and internationally recognized healthcare institution,” said
“When you really believe in the organization that you’re volunteer­
Mrs. Renken. “As a volunteer, I am proud of everything we’ve
ing for, it becomes very much a part of you,” said Mrs. Renken. “You
become and accomplished.”
become very close to the organization and to the people there.”
In addition to her role on the Board of Directors and the Auxil­
iary, Mrs. Renken volunteers three days a week in Winthrop’s
Patient Relations area, helping out where she is needed. She
also believes part of her role as a Winthrop volunteer is to
heighten the community’s awareness of Winthrop, the quality
of healthcare it provides, and the skill and compassion of its
healthcare professionals.
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Going Above and Beyond
Over the course of its growth and development, Winthrop-University Hospital has been fortunate
to have gained the support of many generous individuals and organizations. Through their
philanthropy, Winthrop has been able to continue fulfilling its mission and expanding on its
broader healthcare mission. We would like to introduce you to some of our benefactors and
publicly proclaim our deepest appreciation to each and every one of them.
THE FAY J. LINDNER FOUNDATION
The Fay J. Lindner Foundation was founded in 1970 by Marvin L.
Lindner to honor his mother. Mr. Lindner was interested in helping health-related charities, the arts and the study of floriculture.
In 1956, Mr. Lindner began building commercially with the active
participation of his parents, Berthold and Fay J. Lindner. His
creative vision, business acumen and love of challenge led to
his significant success. When he died in 1974 at the age of 48,
he had built over 80 projects including office and industrial
buildings, motels, garden apartments and shopping centers
such as the Sun Vet Mall, the eighth largest mall on Long Island.
Fay Lindner, Marvin’s mother, was active in carrying on the operation of the Foundation, always maintaining Marvin Lindner’s
goals. When Fay and Berthold Lindner died during the 1980s,
they left their wealth, including their inheritance from their son,
(L–R) Robert M. Goldberg, President; Robin Goldberg,
Secretary; Norman A. Schefer, Treasurer of the Fay J.
Lindner Foundation
to the Foundation to vastly increase the number and size of
the contributions.
Today the Foundation’s mission is improving the quality of life
for Long Island residents with its major focus on health and
human services.
Since the 1980s, Winthrop has been fortunate to be a beneficiary
of the Foundation’s kindness. Whether supporting the renovation and expansion of the Hospital’s Emergency Department,
or most recently, joining the Hospital’s efforts to make our new
Research and Academic Center a reality, the Foundation has
stayed true to its mission.
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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens
can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever does.”
—Margaret Mead
NEW YORK COMMUNITY BANK FOUNDATION
The New York Community Bank Foundation was organized in
1997, exclusively for charitable purposes. The Foundation is
committed to providing grants designed to further community
development, expand home ownership opportunities and provide access to affordable housing in the local community served
by New York Community Bank. In addition, the Foundation
supports local community organizations, such as those in the
health, education and culture categories. The Foundation is
proud to help to improve the quality of life for its neighbors on
Long Island and Queens and has provided grants totaling over
$26 million dollars since its inception.
The Foundation has graciously partnered with Winthrop since
1998. Most recently, the Foundation committed to support the
Phyllis Mistretta & Nathan J. Mistretta
NATHAN J. & PHYLLIS MISTRETTA
Garden City residents Nathan and Phyllis Mistretta are longtime supporters of Winthrop. With their extraordinary commit-
Hospital’s Research and Academic Center Endowment. This
support will help sustain the Research and Academic Center,
which will serve as an epicenter for personalized care in the
areas of diabetes and obesity, premature births and age-related
medical conditions.
ment to the Hospital and its patients for over thirty years, it is
clear that they feel strongly about giving back to their community.
Over the years, the Mistrettas have dedicated a 64-slice dualhead computed tomography (CT) scanner and additional digital
imaging technology for the Hospital’s Emergency Diagnostic
Imaging Center, supported the Chest Pain Unit, and have underwritten the purchase of new furnishings for the Hospital’s stateof-the-art, fully digital Breast Imaging and Diagnostic Center.
Recently, Mr. and Mrs. Mistretta decided to support Winthrop’s
new Research and Academic Center. Their generosity is an
investment in the future of advanced translational research,
transitional patient programs and elite medical training that
will serve many generations to come.
Maureen Clancy, Director, and Marian Conway, Ph.D.,
Executive Director of the New York Community Bank Foundation
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THE DRS. MARTIN & DOROTHY SPATZ
CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
Since it was founded by Dr. Martin Spatz, a
former Winthrop surgeon, and Dr. Dorothy
“Polly” Reaves Spatz in 2010, the Spatz
Foun­dation has been a generous, loyal
supporter of Winthrop-University Hospital.
In 2013, its founders’ legacy was continued
by the Foun­dation’s Trustees who provided
financial sup­port for a variety of Winthrop’s
initiatives. Most recently, the Foundation
made a sub­stantial contribution to help
fund Winthrop’s Research and Academic
Center. Pictured here with WinthropUniversity President and CEO John F.
Collins (2nd from right) are (from left to
right) the Foundation’s Carol Price, Dr. Joe
Greensher, Leon Berg and Kathy Pierce.
THE GUARDIAN SOCIETY
We pay special tribute to our loyal donors who have included the Hospital in their estate plans. These remarkable gifts help to ensure that our
mission of providing superior healthcare in a teaching and research environment continues for generations to come.
Ms. Katherine J. Aitkens
Ms. Iris C. Gabrielsen
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Krumpe
Ms. Marie F. Rushmore
Mr. Edward Appoldt
Mr. Warren Galli
Mr. John Kunkle
Ms. Madeline E. Russo
Mrs. Loraine Bernhard
Mr. Anthony Gallo
Mrs. Frances V. Lesch
Mr. William J. Schaff
Mr. John A. Bower
Ms. Lillian E. Gerold
Mr. Joseph H. Lyons
Ms. Barbara Schoepfer
Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Buescher
Ms. Miriam M. Goldstein
Mr. George E. Mallouk
Mr. E. Ramone Segree
Mrs. Beryl L. Burr
Ms. Helen K. Gooden
Mr. Bruce Marano
Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Smith
Mrs. Jeanette Campbell
Mrs. Sarah R. Hadden
Ms. Mae Mattmann Fenton
Ms. Ida May Smyth
Ms. Dolores Cantore
Mr. Lothian K. Hanson
Mr. Joseph R. McLees
Ms. Margery Smyth
Ms. Augusta Clark
Ms. Sally Hautmann
Mr. Samuel U. Mitchell
Martin Spatz, MD
Ms. Ethel Ruth Combes
Mr. William C. Hautmann
Mr. and Mrs. James D. Mooney, Jr.
Mr. Horst Spengler
Mr. William J. Corley
Mr. and Mrs. C. Leroy Hendrickson
Mr. Roy C. Morehead
Ms. Mead W. Stone
Mr. John T. Cronin
Mr. Harold Herman
Herbert Moskowitz, MD
Mr. George L. Titus
Mr. Alfred T. Davison
Ms. Mabel Heuss
Mrs. Marguerite D. Murphey
Ms. Meta Troue
Ms. Louise R. deDombrowski
Mr. Hamilton R. Hill
Rev. Thomas F. Murphy
Mr. and Mrs. H. Willets Underhill
Ms. Mabel M. Degnan
Ms. Ella L. Hilmer
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Nadich
Ms. Eloise R. Valentine
Ms. Constance B. DeMeo
Miss Dorothy B. Hoag
Mr. George K. Ommundsen
Ms. Dorothy A. Vogel
Mr. George P. Denny, Jr.
Mrs. Patricia Hoffman
Mr. Winthrop B. Palmer
Mr. Leonard Wagner
Ms. Nita C. Dietel
Mrs. Thelma U. Hutton
Ms. Elizabeth S. Paulding
Mr. Lester K. Waterhouse
Mr. William E. Dillmeier
Ms. Adeline Impellitteri
Mrs. Maria Pritchard
Ms. Isabel Werner
Mr. and Mrs. Harold M. Duryea
Mr. Antonio Ingargiola
Mr. Albert Rene
Mr. Robert Winthrop
Mr. Emanuel Dym
Mr. Arthur J. Johnsen
Mrs. Veronica B. Renken
Mr. Stanley S. Zielony
Ms. Ellen F. Emery
Edward J. Kelly, MD
Ms. Ruth A. Roeser
Mr. Monroe Erichson
Mr. W. Eugene Kimball
Ms. Arline F. Rohn
Mrs. Lillian B. Feulner
Mr. John Hjalmar Kober
Mr. Leon A. Rushmore, Jr.
If you would like to include Winthrop-University Hospital in your estate plans, or wish to discuss other planned gift opportunities, please contact the Office of Development
at (516) 663-3398 or [email protected]
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SUSTAINING BENEFACTORS
We honor the profound commitment of our dedicated donors who have continuously supported the Hospital since the beginning of the 21st century,
giving total contributions of $10,000 and above from 2000 to 2013.
$1,000,000 +
Mrs. Amy Hagedorn
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan J. Mistretta
Nassau Anesthesia Associates, PC
Mrs. Maria Pritchard
Theresa Patnode Santmann
Foundation, Inc.
Martin Spatz, MD
Mrs. Floreine J. Winthrop
Mr. Robert Winthrop
Winthrop-University Hospital
Auxiliary
Mr. Daryl M. Rosenblatt and
Mrs. Susan J. Miller
Nassau Surgical Associates, PC
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Collins
Drs. Scott and Lisa Schubach
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Mrs. Claire Cosel
Pall Corporation
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Cox, III
Pfizer, Inc.
Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn, LLC
Phoenix Medical Construction Co., Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin T. Curran
Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson LLP
Mr. Alfred T. Davison
Recycling in Communities, Inc.
Deloitte LLP
Reliant Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Dr. Virginia Donovan and
Mr. Thomas Eyerman
SK Children’s Charities
Mr. Horst Spengler
Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Sperling
Charles and Denise Strain, Esqs.
The Treiber Family Foundation, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Willets Underhill
William E. and Maude S. Pritchard
Charitable Trust
Winthrop-University Hospital
Medical Staff
Mr. Stanley S. Zielony
$100,000 +
$500,000 +
Abbott Laboratories
Mr. and Mrs. S. Michael Apollo
Ms. Dolores Cantore
Charlie’s Champions Foundation
Abbott Nutrition
The Adikes Family Foundation
American College of Physicians
Amgen, Inc.
Aon Hewitt
Boston Scientific Foundation, Inc.
Mrs. Veronica B. Renken
Riley Family Foundation
Duffy & Duffy, Attorneys at Law
The Risk Management Planning
Group, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Elliott
The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.
The Norman & Bettina Roberts
Foundation, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. G. Robert Gage, Jr.
Ms. Arline F. Rohn
Gastroenterology Associates, PC
Rosh Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Ruoff
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Rushmore
The Drs. Martin & Dorothy Spatz
Charitable Foundation
Mrs. Eleanor W. Staniford
Jay Gallagher Memorial Foundation
GE Healthcare Medical Diagnostics
Mr. and Mrs. James T. Giorgio, Sr.
GlaxoSmithKline
Ms. Helen K. Gooden
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Greensher
The Hallen Construction Co., Inc.
Botto Mechanical Corporation
Starlight Children’s Foundation
NY*NJ*CT
Bower Law PC
Steel Equities, LLC
Mrs. Jeanette Campbell
Citigroup, Inc.
Thomas E. Sullivan & Barbara A.
Sullivan Foundation
John and Janet Kornreich Charitable
Foundation, Ltd.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Peter Coll, Jr.
TD Bank
Kids Performing Who Kare
Cordis Corporation
Ms. Meta Troue
Edward R. Kofsky, MD
Stanley A. Landers, Esq.
Daiichi Pharmaceutical Corporation
Turner Construction Company
KZSW Advertising
Mrs. Frances V. Lesch
Edward Smith Mineola Lions Club
Ms. Dorothy A. Vogel
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Mancino
Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
Mrs. Harriet Vogel
Larsen Shein Ginsberg Snyder LLP
Architects
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald H. McGlynn
Farrell Fritz, PC
W&C Corp.
McKeen Fund
Formed Plastics, Inc.
Winthrop Radiology Associates, PC
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Treiber
Garfunkel Wild, PC
Mrs. Lillian B. Feulner
The Gladys Brooks Foundation
Mrs. Theodora W. Hooton
Jay’s World Childhood Cancer
Foundation
Glen Oaks Club, Inc.
$250,000 +
The B & G Organization, LLC
The Gregg’s Wings, Inc.
Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy & Bach, LLP
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Peter R. & Cynthia K. Kellogg
Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Buescher
Kerley, Walsh, Matera & Cinquemani, PC
Mr. Warren Galli
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Lane
Mark A. Goodman, MD
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick P. Leuffer, Jr.
Syde Hurdus Foundation, Inc.
LifeStar Response Corporation
Mr. Eric Krasnoff
Lightpath
Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Mallah
The Fay J. Lindner Foundation
Diane and Darryl Mallah Family
Foundation
Long Island Community Foundation
Mr. Robert G. Merrill
Michael Magro Foundation, Inc.
The Miracle Foundation
Neurological Surgery, PC
New York Community Bank Foundation
Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
$50,000 +
Dr. and Mrs. John F. Aloia
Atlas Investigations, Inc.
Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Axis Construction Corp.
Bayer Corporation, Diagnostics
Division
Mr. and Mrs. John V. Brennan
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Calvin
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Campbell
Cardiovascular Medical Associates, PC
The Pat Lyons Foundation
Dr. Eva Chalas and
Dr. Christian Westermann
Mrs. Ann Mallouk
Sara Chait Memorial Foundation, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. James F. McCann
Chiron Corporation
Medtronic USA, Inc.
CIBC World Markets Corp.
Montfort, Healy, McGuire & Salley LLP
Amanda Styles Cirelli Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Jerome W. Nammack, Jr.
Mrs. Maureen E. Clancy
Mrs. Nancy C. Nammack
CME Group Community Foundation
Hospitality Valuation Services
International
Island Cardiac Specialists, PC
Mr. and Mrs. Hal M. Katz
Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Liantonio
Mr. and Mrs. Francis P. Livoti
Lizardos Engineering Associates, PC
Long Island Neurosurgical
Associates, PC
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick K. Long
Mahon, Mahon, Kerins & O’Brien, LLC
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Mallah
Martin Clearwater & Bell, LLP
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Mawae
McCann Charitable Foundation
The Neil & Amy McGoldrick Charitable
Foundation
Mead Johnson Nutritionals
Merck & Co., Inc.
Michael Anthony Contracting
Corporation
Mr. Saul Miller
Srihari S. Naidu, MD
New York State Department of Health
Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Newhouse, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Michael S. Niederman
The O’Sullivan Children Foundation, Inc.
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Passan Family Foundation
C.R. Bard, Inc. Div. USCI
Jamaica Ash & Rubbish Removal, Inc.
Prom Management Group, Inc.
Joseph A. Patrick Foundation, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Calvin
JPMorgan Chase
Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Pupke
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Phipps, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. James D. Capozzi
Mr. and Mrs. J. Edmund Keating
Dr. and Mrs. Philip D. Ragno
Mr. and Mrs. Whitney D. Pidot
Carrier Corporation
Mr. and Mrs. Mark R. Kleine
Rivkin Radler, LLP
POM Recoveries, Inc.
Dr. and Mrs. Steven E. Carsons
Kyle Distasio Memorial Fund, Inc.
Robbins & Cowan, Inc.
Pulmonary Hypertension
Association, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Catell
Lane Office Furniture, Inc.
Roche Laboratories, Inc.
R.A. Newhouse, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Cavallaro
Lend Lease
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas J. Rosato, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Cavanaugh
Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Lewis
Barry M. Rosenthal, MD
Chief Media, LLC
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Lewis, Jr.
Mr. Leon A. Rushmore, Jr.
Citigroup Foundation
Lieber & Associates, LLC
Ruttura & Sons Construction Co., Inc.
Clancy & Clancy Brokerage, Ltd.
Life Support Technologies Group
Mr. and Mrs. Albert L. Salvatico
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Cohen
Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, PC
Mr. and Mrs. Garry J. Schwall
Dr. and Mrs. Todd J. Cohen
Long Island Women’s Health Care
Group, PC
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Schwartz
Lostritto Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore K. Shirley
Dr. and Mrs. Warren N. Rosenfeld
Rotary Club of Williston Park
Mrs. Marie D. Scott
SentosaCare, LLC
Mr. Andrew H. Siegal
SK Archiving and Retrieval Services
South Nassau Communities Hospital
Combined Resources Consulting
& Design, Inc.
Seventh District Foundation
Commonwealth Toy & Novelty
Company, Inc.
The Yvette & Joel Mallah Family
Foundation
Mrs. Patricia Grace Corey
Marsh USA, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Travaglianti
Mr. and Mrs. Barry Cosel-Pieper
Dr. and Mrs. Kevin P. Marzo
United Healthcare
Cosel-Pieper Family Foundation
The Mayrock Foundation, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Volpe
CR Market Strategies, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. John M. McCarthy
Watson Laboratories, Inc.
Dr. and Mrs. Burke Cunha
The McGuire Group Architects, PC
Wiedersum Associates
Architects, PLLC
Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
Medical Account Solutions
Winthrop Orthopaedic Associates, PC
Mr. and Mrs. Peter P. D’Angelo
Medical Education Fund, Inc.
Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International
Realty
Medical Liability Mutual Insurance
Company
Ms. Nita C. Dietel
Medtronic
Mr. William E. Dillmeier
Medtronic CardioVascular, Inc.
East End Cardiology, PC
Mentor Urology
ERBE USA
Metropolitan Jewish Health System
Mr. Michael C. Stroud
The Farmington Company
Middle Bay Golfers Association, Inc.
Charitable Foundation
Sulzer Vascutek USA, Inc.
Super Enterprises USA, Inc.
Mr. Samuel U. Mitchell
Tradeweb
Ms. Iris C. Gabrielsen
MMS—A Medical Supply Company
Triple Crown Sports Memorabilia, Inc.
Dr. Anthony T. Gambino and
Dr. Luisa M. Castiglia
Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Moran
Tully Construction Co., Inc.
The Morey Family Foundation
U.S. Trust Company, N.A.
The Garden City Hotel
Mullooly, Jeffrey, Rooney & Flynn, LLP
Verizon
GE Foundation
National Electrical Contractors
Association, Inc.
Dr. and Mrs. Anthony M. Vintzileos
North Shore-Long Island Jewish
Health System
Vytra Healthcare
Spencer Gifts, LLC
Sunharbor Manor Skilled Nursing
& Rehabilitation Center
$25,000 +
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Abrams
All Systems Messenger & Trucking Corp.
Ambrosino Consultant Corp.
Americana Manhasset
AmeriChoice Health Services, Inc.
The Andy Foundation
Mr. Robert H. Arnow
Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management
Services, Inc.
Assent, LLC
Astoria Federal Savings & Loan
Association
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
Avon Electrical Supplies, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Balducci
Bank of America
Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer
Foundation, Inc.
Mr. O. John Betz, Jr.
The Tyler Ford Bialek Memorial
Foundation, Inc.
Fiduciary Trust Company International
Foley, Proctor, Yoskowitz, LLC
Genentech in Business for Life
Genentech, Inc.
Genzyme Corporation
Mr. and Mrs. J. Kevin Gilgan
Greater New York Hospital
Association Ventures, Inc.
Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan Haas
Mrs. Sarah R. Hadden
Hamilton Cavanaugh & Associates, Inc.
Healthworld Corporation
Heather on Earth Music Foundation, Inc.
Black Box Network Services, Inc.
Mr. Harold Herman
Ms. Connie Lou Bocklet
Hugh O’Kane Electric Company, Inc.
Boston Scientific—Cardiac Rhythm
Management
ICAP Services North America, LLC
Boston Scientific—Cardiovascular
Island Lathing & Plastering, Inc.
Boston Scientific—Microvasive
Urology
The Richard & Natalie Jacoff
Foundation, Inc.
Boston Scientific Corporation
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IPC Information Systems
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh O’Kane, Jr.
Olympus Corporation of the Americas
Ortho Biotech
Dr. and Mrs. A. Orlando Ortiz
Ostrolenk Faber, LLP
OTA-Off the Record Research
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth E. Partlow
Pfizer, Inc. (Roerig Div.)
Pharmacia & Upjohn Company
Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Pope
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Porter, Jr.
Mr. Guy Pratt
Mr. and Mrs. Barry J. Prevor
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Professional Maintenance of
Long Island, Inc.
Siemens Medical Solutions
The Jeffrey M. Slavin Foundation
Dr. Robbyn E. Sockolow and
Mr. Brian Maier
Spellman, Rice, Schure, Gibbons,
McDonough & Polizzi, LLP
The Adam Paul Spizz Memorial
Foundation
St. John’s University, College of
Pharmacy & Health Sciences
St. Jude Medical, Inc.
State Bank of Long Island
State-Wide Parking, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Stewart
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Vogel
W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Walsh
Wheat Ridge Ministries
Winthrop Academic Affairs
Winthrop Pathology Services, PC
Winthrop Surgical Associates, PC
Winthrop-University Hospital,
Department of Emergency Medicine
Winthrop-University Hospital,
Department of Medicine
Winthrop-University Hospital,
Department of Pediatrics
Winthrop-University Hospital
Employees Federal Credit Union
Workflow.com, LLC
The Works
Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories
$10,000 +
Centocor, Inc.
Essential Electric Corp.
Hotel Appraisals, LLC
1-800-FLOWERS.com, Inc.
Centocor Ortho Biotech Services, LLC
Ethicon, Inc.
Ikaria, Inc.
Absolutely Clean Environment, Inc.
Certified Interiors, Inc.
Fad Treasures
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Illgen
Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.
Champion Metal & Glass, Inc.
Farley Holohan & Glockner, LLP
Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Ingrassia
Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
Manju M. Chandra, MD
Fidelity Investments
Interiormetrix, Inc.
All Deposits, Inc.
Charity Begins at Home
First American Title
All Island Transportation, Inc.
Dr. and Mrs. Martin R. Chavez
Fisher Scientific
Dr. Teofilita Willinger-Isaacson and
Mr. Rousseau Isaacson
Allen Health Care Services
Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Chewens
Five Towns Nissan, Inc.
Allied Building Services, LLC
Mr. and Mrs. Dominick A. Ciampa
Mr. James S. Flaherty
Dominick & Rose Ciampa
Foundation, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent J. Flaherty
J & A Concrete Corp.
J & L Modern Concrete, Inc.
Mr. Tyrone J. Clark
Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz,
Mineo & Terrana LLP
Dr. and Mrs. Alan M. Jacobson
Dr. Elizabeth Cohn and Mr. Bruce Cohn
Foresto’s Men’s Shop, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce J. Jacobson
Colon & Rectal Surgical Specialists of
New York
Frank A. Monteleone, MD, PC
James C. Herrmann & Associates
The Claire Friedlander Family
Foundation
James G. Kennedy & Co., Inc.
Dr. Susana Fuchs and
Mr. Alexander Fuchs
JETS of America, Ltd.
Alure Home Improvements, Inc.
American College of Surgeons, Inc.
American Medical Systems
American Oxygen Company
Dr. and Mrs. Michael D. Ammazzalorso
Moris A. Angulo, MD
Arrow Transfer & Storage, Inc.
Association for Hospital Medical
Education
Astellas Pharma US, Inc.
AT&T Local Network Svcs., Employees
For Charity, Inc.
Commercial Recycling Technology, LLC
Comport Consulting Corp.
Mr. Paul F. Conte
Continental Grain Foundation
Contractors for Kids
Cook Medical
The Sandra Atlas Bass and Edythe
& Sol G. Atlas Fund, Inc.
Cook Medical GI Endoscopy
Mr. and Mrs. Allan Axelowitz
Mr. and Mrs. George A. Corroon, Jr.
Rose M. Badgeley Residuary
Charitable Trust
CSL Behring, LLC
Bank of America
The Bank of America Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. Dan M. Barlev
Bartlett, McDonough & Monaghan, LLP
Dr. and Mrs. Robert S. Bartolomeo
Dr. Omid Barzideh and
Dr. Pauline Tabibian
The Baumann Agency, Inc.
Baxter & Smith, PC
Biogen Idec
bioMerieux, Inc.
Bloomberg Financial Markets
Commodities News
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Mr. and Mrs. David Boliver
Boltex Textile, Inc.
Bonnie Management Company, Inc.
Boston Scientific Corporation
Dr. and Mrs. Collin EM Brathwaite
B. Braun Medical, Inc.
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. John P. Broder
Byram Healthcare Centers, Inc.
Cancer Center for Kids
CancerCare
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Capital Interiors Construction Corp.
Cardinal Health
Casey Systems, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Mark J. Cataliotti
The Caxton Foundation
Coram, Inc.
Cure Search for Children’s Cancer
Dade Behring, Inc.
D’Agostino Foundation
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC
Daniel J. Hannon & Associates, Inc.
Lt. Col. E.L. Daniell
Davita Source
Dell & Dean, PLLC
Delta Computer Services, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. DeSena
Robert F. D’Esposito, MD
Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
Dey Pharmaceuticals
The Louis V. DiGregorio Memorial
Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. Frank R. DiMaio
Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Dittko
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Doctoroff
The Donaldson Organization
Mrs. Katherine H. Doyle
Dubraski & Associates
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew J. Duffy
EAB
East Williston UFSD
William L. Edwards &
Mary Ann Edwards Foundation
Edwards Lifesciences, LLC
Eli Lilly & Company
Emblem Health Services, LLC
Ms. Ellen F. Emery
Mr. Warren E. Eppler
Ernst & Young, LLP
Mrs. Agnes Funk
Furey, Furey, Leverage, Manzione,
Williams & Darlington, PC
Dr. and Mrs. John T. Gaffney
Mr. and Mrs. William Gaffney
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy P. Gallagher
Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Gambardella
Genesis Consultants of New York, Inc.
Genomic Health, Inc.
Island Acoustics
Mr. and Mrs. Lee A. Israel
Jaral Properties, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Johansen
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Jones
Mr. Zachary Kardisch
Mr. Spencer Kellogg, II
Kelly International Security
Services, Inc.
Kiwanis Club of County Seat of
Mineola, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Refael M. Klein
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond L. George, III
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin J.
Klemanowicz, Jr.
Get Credentialed, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter C. Kopff
Gilman Management Corporation
KPMG LLP
Godsell Construction Corporation
Dr. and Mrs. Leonard R. Krilov
Mr. and Mrs. James D. Golden
Mrs. Myra Kryle
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Labor Management Cooperative
Committee
Irving H. Gomolin, MD
The Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation
Mr. Robert J. Gorman
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur G. Gossner
Malcolm H. Gottesman, MD
Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. Graber
Grace Plaza Rehab and Health
Care Center
Graybar Electric Company, Inc.
Greenwood Graphics, Inc.
James H. Grendell, MD
Greysheeters Anonymous
Dr. and Mrs. Mark G. Grossman
Harborside Productions, LLC
Dr. and Mrs. Paul E. Harnick
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin J. Harrington
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Heslin
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred H. Hicks
Mrs. Marilyn Hicks
Hicks Nurseries, Inc.
Dr. and Mrs. George L. Hines
Herbert I. Hirsch, MD
Holtz Rubenstein Reminick LLP
Dr. and Mrs. Man Hon
Laboratory Corporation of America
Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Lasko
George Lazarou, MD
Dr. and Mrs. Sanford E. Leff
Mitchell S. Lefland, MD
Lehman Brothers
Leslie Munzer Neurological
Institute, Inc.
Mr. David C. Leviton
LiRo Group, LLC
Mr. Arthur F. Long, Jr.
Long Island Cancer Alliance, Inc.
Long Island Community Chest, Inc.
Long Island Cruizin’ for a Cure, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Maher
Kenneth P. and Mary E. Mahon, Esqs.
Mr. and Mrs. Evan M. Mallah
David A. Manko, Esq.
Manzi, Pino & Company, PC
March of Dimes
The Marcus Organization, Inc.
Ronald V. Marino, DO
Matrix Management Services
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Mauna Kea Technologies, Inc.
Pathway Systems Design Corp.
The May Flowers Property
Equities Corp.
Pentax Medical Company
Mr. Sean M. McAuley
Peter Scalamandre & Sons
Mr. and Mrs. James McCartney
Mr. and Mrs. Sean M. McCooey
Mr. and Mrs. Brendan McGovern
McMahon, Martine & Gallagher, LLP
Mr. and Mrs. John McMillin, III
MCS Advertising, Ltd.
Perkins Eastman Architects, PC
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Petropoulos
Philips Ultrasound, Inc.
Piccolo’s Steak & Pasta, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Pilkington
Pine Hollow Charity Fund, Inc.
Meda Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Dr. Melodi B. Pirzada and
Mr. Shahzad Pirzada
MedImmune, Inc.
Plainedge Soccer Club, Ltd.
The Elena Melius Foundation
Preston Tully Group, Inc.
Member’s Handicapped Children’s
Fund, Inc.
Priority Payment Systems
Mercer Human Resource Consulting
Pzena Investment Management, LLC
Merrill Lynch
Mr. John C. Mesloh
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Millennium Toyota
Mr. Matthew M. Miller
Mineola Chamber of Commerce
Mineola Ear, Nose & Throat-Head &
Neck Associates, PC
Mineola Mustang Run Committee Corp.
MiniMed
Dr. and Mrs. Frank A. Monteleone
Mr. and Mrs. James D. Mooney, Jr.
Ernest George Mueller and
Frances Joy Mueller Foundation
Mulligan Security Corp., Inc.
Mrs. Margaret K. Musil
Mylan, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Nagler
Nassau Extended Care Facility
Nassau Radiologic Group, PC
National Childhood Cancer Foundation
National Shingles Foundation
NCO Financial Systems, Inc.
New York Islanders Hockey Club, LP
New York Presbyterian Health System
New York Sports & Physical Therapy
Institute
Mr. Michael A. Noone
North Shore University Hospital
Mr. and Mrs. George D. O’Neill
Organogenesis, Inc.
Organon Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
Ortho Biotech Tibotec Therapeutics
Ortho-McNeil Janssen Scientific
Affairs, LLC
Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals
OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Pali Capital, Inc.
Dean P. Pappas, MD
Mr. and Mrs. George Pappas
Pascucci Family Foundation
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Professional Claims Bureau, Inc.
Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Ms. Ellen Quinlan
Rafferty Holdings, LLC
Sound Refrigeration &
Air Conditioning, Inc.
Turner Logistics
South Shore Heart Associates
Spectrum Signs, Inc.
University of Texas Medical Branch
at Galveston
Sphere Interiors, Inc.
UroCare Associates of New York, PC
Mr. and Mrs. Spiro S. Spirakis
Urological Surgeons of Long Island, PC
Dr. Joseph J. Stambouly and
Dr. Anita D. D’Amico
Van Buren Buick-GMC
Standard Register Company
Wahl Clipper Corporation
Standard Valuation Services
Harry Staszewski, MD
Philip Stein, MD
Stony Wold-Herbert Fund, Inc.
Strike-Out Sepsis with Sean
SUNY at Farmingdale
U.S. Endoscopy Group, Inc.
Vital Care Infusions, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Laurence I. Wald
Waste Management of New York
Mr. and Mrs. Seth H. Waugh
Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Weiss
Weldon Materials, Inc.
Super Rip, Inc.
Westermann Hamilton Sheehy
Aydelott & Keenan, LLP
Michael H. Sussman, MD
Willistons United Against Cancer
Dr. Frances H. Taney and
Mr. Richard Taney
Winthrop Cardiology Associates, PC
Winthrop Cardiovascular and Thoracic
Surgery, PC
RBS Securities, Inc.
Genelle Taney Memorial
Charitable Trust
Redpath Integrated Pathology, Inc.
Tap Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Winthrop Long Island Gynecologic
Oncologists, PC
Dr. and Mrs. William P. Reed, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Julian M. Taylor
Winthrop Pediatric Associates, PC
The Raymond J. & Mary C. Reisert
Foundation, Inc.
TDAM USA, Inc.
Winthrop Rheumatology, Allergy
and Immunology
Mrs. Elizabeth Robertson
Mr. and Mrs. Philip T. Rodilosso
Ropes & Gray, LLP
Dr. and Mrs. Alan D. Rosenthal
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rubin
Ryant Enterprises Corp.
John C. Sable Memorial Heart Fund
Saf-T-Swim
Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, LLP
Teens for Tots, Inc.
Ms. Denise Teixeira
Valerie T. Terzano, RN
TEVA Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Thayer
The Thousand Star Foundation, Inc.
Top Cat Messenger & Moving, Inc.
Thomas A. Toscano, Esq.
Touch Em All Foundation, Inc.
The Saltzman Foundation, Inc.
Townhouse Center for Rehabilitation
& Nursing
Mr. Gary B. Samuels
Tri-Coastal Design Group, Inc.
Sana Plumbing Corp.
Tullett Prebon (Americas) Holdings, Inc.
Sanofi-Aventis U.S., Inc.
Dr. and Mrs. George K. Turi
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Scaramucci
Winthrop-University Hospital,
Department of OB/GYN
Winthrop-University Hospital,
Department of Surgery
Winthrop-University Hospital,
Department of Urology
Winthrop-University Hospital
Staff Fund
Matthew R. Witten, PhD
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher M. Wood
Wortman, Fumuso, Kelly, DeVerna
& Snyder
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
Mr. Charles Yu & Mr. Kuan Yu
Isabel Zackson, MD
The Leroy Schecter Foundation, Inc.
Schering Sales Corporation
Schering-Plough Corporation
Dr. and Mrs. Russell Schiff
Schiffer & Weihs, CPA, PC
Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Schiffman
Ms. Sylvia Schiffman
Mr. and Mrs. John Schmitt, III
The Setton Foundation
For more information about how you can become a Sustaining Benefactor of
Winthrop, please contact the Office of Development at (516) 663-3398 or
[email protected]
2013 GIVING
We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of our devoted donors who
have contributed cumulative cash gifts of $1,000 and above in 2013.
Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Shapiro
Dr. Genevieve B. Sicuranza and
Mr. Gary C. Krumm
$1,000,000 +
$250,000 +
Sidney B. Bowne & Son, LLP
Mr. Stanley S. Zielony
Mr. and Mrs. S. Michael Apollo
Ms. Dolores Cantore
Mr. Dani Siegel
The Louis & Martha Silver
Foundation, Inc.
$500,000 +
SimplexGrinnell LP
Mrs. Lillian B. Feulner
Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Smith
Mrs. Floreine J. Winthrop
Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Sperling
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Treiber
$100,000 +
Boston Scientific Corporation
The Gladys Brooks Foundation
Cancer Center for Kids
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Mancino
Dr. and Mrs. James D. Capozzi
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan J. Mistretta
Cardiovascular Medical Associates, PC
Nassau Anesthesia Associates, PC
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Cavallaro
Neurological Surgery, PC
The Neil & Amy McGoldrick Charitable
Foundation
Dr. Omid Barzideh and
Dr. Pauline Tabibian
MCS Advertising, Ltd.
Black Box Network Services, Inc.
Meda Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Ms. Connie Lou Bocklet
Montfort, Healy, McGuire & Salley LLP
Botto Mechanical Corporation
Sara Chait Memorial Foundation, Inc.
Nassau Extended Care Facility
Bower Law PC
Dr. Eva Chalas and
Dr. Christian Westermann
National Shingles Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. Collin EM Brathwaite
New York Community Bank Foundation
$50,000 +
Mr. and Mrs. Dominick A. Ciampa
Dr. and Mrs. Michael S. Niederman
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital
Medical Center
Abbott Laboratories
Dominick & Rose Ciampa
Foundation, Inc.
Olympus Corporation of the Americas
Citigroup, Inc.
Dr. and Mrs. A. Orlando Ortiz
The Adikes Family Foundation
Charlie’s Champions Foundation
Jay Gallagher Memorial Foundation
The Gregg’s Wings, Inc.
Mrs. Theodora W. Hooton
Syde Hurdus Foundation, Inc.
Long Island Community Foundation
CME Group Community Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. Todd J. Cohen
Mr. and Mrs. J. Peter Coll, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Collins
Mr. Paul F. Conte
Organogenesis, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. George Pappas
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Phipps, Jr.
Phoenix Medical Construction Co., Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Barry J. Prevor
Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Pupke
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Campbell
Capital Interiors Construction Corp.
Dr. and Mrs. Steven E. Carsons
Mr. and Mrs. Mark J. Cataliotti
Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Catell
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Cavanaugh
Dr. and Mrs. Martin R. Chavez
Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Chewens
Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson LLP
Amanda Styles Cirelli Foundation
The Risk Management Planning
Group, Inc.
Mrs. Maureen E. Clancy
Edward Smith Mineola Lions Club
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Cohen
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald H. McGlynn
ERBE USA
Mrs. Elizabeth Robertson
Mr. Bruce and Dr. Elizabeth Cohn
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Miller
Formed Plastics, Inc.
Dr. and Mrs. Warren N. Rosenfeld
The Miracle Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. John T. Gaffney
Barry M. Rosenthal, MD
Colon & Rectal Surgical Specialists of
New York
Mrs. Nancy C. Nammack
Mr. and Mrs. G. Robert Gage, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Schwartz
Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Dr. Anthony T. Gambino and
Dr. Luisa M. Castiglia
Seventh District Foundation
Garfunkel Wild, PC
Mr. Dani Siegel
Michael Magro Foundation, Inc.
Diane and Darryl Mallah Family
Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Rushmore
$25,000 +
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Cox, III
Cure Search for Children’s Cancer
Mr. and Mrs. J. Kevin Gilgan
Glen Oaks Club, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore K. Shirley
Continental Grain Foundation
Cook Medical
Cosel-Pieper Family Foundation
Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn, LLC
South Nassau Communities Hospital
Dr. and Mrs. Burke Cunha
Mr. and Mrs. Peter P. D’Angelo
Lt. Col. E.L. Daniell
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Abrams
Mark A. Goodman, MD
The Drs. Martin & Dorothy Spatz
Charitable Foundation
The B & G Organization, LLC
Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan Haas
Mr. and Mrs. Spiro S. Spirakis
Deloitte LLP
Farrell Fritz, PC
Dr. and Mrs. Paul E. Harnick
Philip Stein, MD
Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Dittko
The Hallen Construction Co., Inc.
Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy & Bach, LLP
Strike-Out Sepsis with Sean
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Lane
ICAP Services North America, LLC
Michael H. Sussman, MD
Dr. Virginia Donovan and
Mr. Thomas Eyerman
Lane Office Furniture, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Ingrassia
Ms. Denise Teixeira
Lostritto Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Lee A. Israel
Thomas A. Toscano, Esq.
East End Cardiology, PC
McKeen Fund
Jay’s World Childhood Cancer
Foundation
Townhouse Center for Rehabilitation
& Nursing
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Elliott
The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.
Mr. Zachary Kardisch
Tradeweb
Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Edmund Keating
Dr. and Mrs. Anthony M. Vintzileos
Fiduciary Trust Company International
Peter R. & Cynthia K. Kellogg
Foundation
Weldon Materials, Inc.
Dr. Susana Fuchs and
Mr. Alexander Fuchs
Srihari S. Naidu, MD
Passan Family Foundation
Mrs. Veronica B. Renken
Drs. Scott and Lisa Schubach
Steel Equities, LLC
Charles and Denise Strain, Esqs.
Thomas E. Sullivan & Barbara A.
Sullivan Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Volpe
Winthrop-University Hospital
Auxiliary
Winthrop-University Hospital
Medical Staff
$10,000 +
Kerley, Walsh, Matera &
Cinquemani, PC
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin J.
Klemanowicz, Jr.
Lend Lease
Leslie Munzer Neurological
Institute, Inc.
Winthrop-University Hospital,
Department of Urology
Workflow.com, LLC
$5,000 +
Dr. and Mrs. Michael D. Ammazzalorso
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick P. Leuffer, Jr.
Life Support Technologies Group
Aon Hewitt
Lightpath
Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management
Services, Inc.
The Fay J. Lindner Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Francis P. Livoti
Ambrosino Consultant Corp.
Long Island Cruizin’ for a Cure, Inc.
Atlas Investigations, Inc.
Martin Clearwater & Bell, LLP
Boston Scientific—Microvasive
Urology
Dr. and Mrs. Kevin P. Marzo
The Mayrock Foundation, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. William Gaffney
Genentech in Business for Life
Genomic Health, Inc.
The Sandra Atlas Bass and Edythe &
Sol G. Atlas Fund, Inc.
Dr. and Mrs. John F. Aloia
Dubraski & Associates
Astoria Federal Savings & Loan
Association
Bartlett, McDonough & Monaghan, LLP
Dr. and Mrs. Robert S. Bartolomeo
Mr. and Mrs. James D. Golden
Irving H. Gomolin, MD
Malcolm H. Gottesman, MD
Grace Plaza Rehab and Health
Care Center
Greater New York Hospital
Association Ventures, Inc.
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Greensher
Dr. and Mrs. Mark G. Grossman
Group PMx, LLC
Dr. and Mrs. Irwin Haas
Hamilton Cavanaugh & Associates, Inc.
Mr. James M. Harrison
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Dr. and Mrs. George L. Hines
Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Ruoff
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Burke
Medtronic
Herbert I. Hirsch, MD
John C. Sable Memorial Heart Fund
The Cancer Institute
The Elena Melius Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. Man Hon
Mr. and Mrs. Garry J. Schwall
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
MetroStar Home Health Products
Mr. and Mrs. William Hult
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh B. Simpson
Giuseppe Caruso, MD
Ikaria, Inc.
South Shore Heart Associates
Mariano S. Castro-Magana, MD
Michael Anthony Contracting
Corporation
Island Acoustics
St. John’s University, College of
Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Certified Multi-Media Solutions Ltd.
Mrs. Eleanor W. Staniford
Manju M. Chandra, MD
J & A Concrete Corp.
Dr. and Mrs. Alan M. Jacobson
Mr. and Mrs. Hal M. Katz
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Mr. and Mrs. Mark R. Kleine
John and Janet Kornreich Charitable
Foundation, Ltd.
Mr. Eric Krasnoff
KZSW Advertising
Harry Staszewski, MD
Mark M. Stecker, MD
Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP
Cives Steel Company—Northern
Division
Sunharbor Manor Skilled Nursing &
Rehabilitation Center
Communications Systems Design, Inc.
Super Enterprises USA, Inc.
Cord Meyer Development, LLC
TD Bank
Valerie T. Terzano, RN
Tullett Prebon (Americas) Holdings, Inc.
Comport Consulting Corp.
CSL Behring, LLC
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin T. Curran
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Vogel
Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International
Realty
Mr. and Mrs. Laurence I. Wald
Dell & Dean, PLLC
Mr. Richard T. Weldon
Robert F. D’Esposito, MD
Lizardos Engineering Associates, PC
Winthrop Academic Affairs
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Eichel
Long Island Diabetes Support
Foundation, Inc.
Winthrop Cardiology Associates, PC
Farley Holohan & Glockner, LLP
Winthrop Division of Neurosciences
Ms. Linda Ferrante
Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, PC
Winthrop-University Hospital,
Department of Emergency Medicine
Fire Sprinkler Associates, Inc.
Winthrop-University Hospital,
Department of Medicine
Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz,
Mineo & Terrana LLP
George Lazarou, MD
Mitchell S. Lefland, MD
Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Liantonio
LifeStar Response Corporation
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick K. Long
Drs. Gregory and Lucy Macina
Mahon, Mahon, Kerins & O’Brien, LLC
Mr. and Mrs. William T. Martin
Mr. and Mrs. James McCartney
Mr. and Mrs. Brendan McGovern
Winthrop-University Hospital,
Department of Pediatrics
Winthrop-University Hospital,
Department of Surgery
Mr. and Mrs. John McMillin, III
Meadowbrook Endoscopy Center
Medical Education Fund, Inc.
Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Meyer
Ms. Joann G. Montecalvo
Dr. and Mrs. Frank A. Monteleone
The Morey Family Foundation
Ernest George Mueller and
Frances Joy Mueller Foundation
New York Presbyterian Health System
New York State Partnership for
Patients
Ostrolenk Faber, LLP
Mr. Marc C. Ostrow
PAR Plumbing Co., Inc.
Parker Jewish Institute for Health
Care and Rehabilitation
Party City Holdings
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Pastore
Pentax Medical Company
Ms. Stacey Pfeffer
Piccolo’s Steak & Pasta, Inc.
Dr. Melodi B. Pirzada and
Mr. Shahzad Pirzada
Drs. Donald and Anita Price
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Prolacta Bioscience, Inc.
Ms. Liliana Psaki
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Puleri
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Heslin
Advanced Care, Inc.
Jason C. Hoffmann, MD
Advantage Title Agency, Inc.
Hugh O’Kane Electric Company, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Rivera
All Deposits, Inc.
Intercontinental Real Estate
Corporation
Mr. and Mrs. William D. Roberti
Rubenstein Associates
ISI Group
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rubin
Jamaica Ash & Rubbish Removal, Inc.
Saf-T-Swim
Douglas S. Katz, MD
Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, LLP
Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan, LLP
Mr. and Mrs. Stan D. Santoro
Kiwanis Club of County Seat of
Mineola, Inc.
Sewanhaka High School
Dr. and Mrs. Leonard R. Krilov
Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. Shapiro
All Systems Messenger & Trucking Corp.
National Vehicle Leasing Association
The Andy Foundation
Nihon Kohden America, Inc.
Art of Form Architectural
Services, PLLC
Association for Hospital Medical
Education
Lieber & Associates, LLC
Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Rafferty Holdings, LLC
Irina Rapoport, MD
Dr. and Mrs. Rakesh A. Shah
Avison Young
LiRo Group, LLC
Dr. Genevieve B. Sicuranza and
Mr. Gary C. Krumm
Mr. and Mrs. Allan Axelowitz
Corinne Liu, MD
Siemens Industry, Inc.
Axis Construction Corp.
Long Island Cardiology
SimplexGrinnell LP
Dr. and Mrs. Dan M. Barlev
Long Island Women’s Health Care
Group, PC
SK Archiving and Retrieval Services
Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas E. Berbari
Proskauer Rose LLP
Boltex Textile, Inc.
Putnam Leasing Company I, LLC
Thomas & Regina Bradley Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. Philip D. Ragno
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
Ranieri Partners Management, LLC
Michael K. Brooks, MD
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas J. Rosato, Jr.
Ms. Tammy Brooks-Marino
Rotary Club of Williston Park
The Irving T. Bush Foundation, Inc.
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Nelson Air Device
Adelphi University
Americana Manhasset
Professional Maintenance of
Long Island, Inc.
National Electrical Contractors
Association, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc.
National Land Tenure Co., LLC
POM Recoveries, Inc.
Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP
Aakop, LLC
American Express Company
Physicians’ Institute for Excellence in
Medicine, Inc.
Steven L. Goodman, MD
Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Moran
Ms. Matti Hasselmann
Nassau Surgical Associates, PC
Perkins Eastman Architects, PC
Nicholas A. Georgiou, MD
MMS—A Medical Supply Company
$2,500 +
Allied Building Services, LLC
The O’Sullivan Children Foundation, Inc.
Furey, Furey, Leverage, Manzione,
Williams & Darlington, PC
Greenwood Graphics, Inc.
Sriram Naidu, MD
Glenford D. Nixon, MD
Mr. James S. Flaherty
Millennium Toyota
Richard A. Losada, MD
Spellman, Rice, Schure, Gibbons,
McDonough & Polizzi, LLP
Mr. Michael Lyublinsky
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Stewart
Macro Consultants, LLC
SUNY at Farmingdale
Sabrina Mahboob, MD
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Thayer
Manzi, Pino & Company, PC
Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Torres
Mauna Kea Technologies, Inc.
Town of Babylon Democratic
Committee
Joseph J. Mazzie, DO
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Travaglianti
Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Bradley
The Treiber Family Foundation, Inc.
Breen & Clancy
Triple Crown Sports Memorabilia, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Breitman
Tritech Healthcare Management
Brigade Capital Management, LLC
U.S. Endoscopy Group, Inc.
Brosnan & Hegler, LLP
U.S. Marshals Service
Mr. and Mrs. Mark J. Brosnan
Uday Holdings, LLC
William A. Bryson-Brockmann, PhD
Vocera Communications, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Calvin
Patrice A. Vorwerk, MD
Ms. Anne Calvo
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Walker
Carney Security Service, Inc.
Brad L. White, MD
William L. Edwards &
Mary Ann Edwards Foundation
The Drew A. Katz Foundation, Inc.
Ms. Ellen F. Emery
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Kienke
Empire National Bank
Entrust Securities, LLC
Excelsior Elevator Corporation
Mr. John P. Kernell
Mr. and Mrs. Refael M. Klein
Dr. and Mrs. Raman Kumar
Eye Mall Media (USA), LLC
Labor Management Cooperative
Committee
The Farmington Company
Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Lasko
Mr. Evan Feingold
Dr. and Mrs. Sanford E. Leff
Randall S. Feingold, MD
Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP
Castle Collision Corp.
Dr. and Mrs. Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Lewis, Jr.
Winthrop Cardiovascular and
Thoracic Surgery, PC
Frank Catelli and
Elizabeth T. Geiger, Esqs.
First National Bank of Long Island
Jeffrey S. Lisabeth, Esq.
Five J’s Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Lockwood
Winthrop Rheumatology, Allergy
and Immunology
CBS Outdoor
Flexible Business Systems
Foresto’s Men’s Shop, Inc.
Long Island Center for Digestive
Health, LLC
Winthrop-University Hospital,
Department of OB/GYN
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew R. Chasin
Dr. and Mrs. Eric S. Chimon
Joshua Friedman, DDS
Dr. Sandeep Chopra
Galil Medical, Inc.
Dr. and Mrs. Anthony R. Ciancimino
Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Garcia
Cicero Consulting Associates
Garden City Fitness & Wellness, LLC
Cigna Corporation
Garden City High School
Citrix Systems, Inc.
The Garden City Hotel
Clancy & Clancy Brokerage, Ltd.
GE Foundation
Mr. Tyrone J. Clark
Genelle Taney Memorial
Charitable Trust
The Woodmere Club Charitable
Foundation
Zurich American Insurance Company
$1,000 +
Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman,
Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Wolf, LLP
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph K. Collins
Lorraine Gregory Communications
Group
Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Mack
John K. Maesaka, MD
Ms. Kathleen C. Maggi
Mrs. Ann M. Mallouk
Mr. and Mrs. James J. Maloney
Margolis Consulting Group, LLC
Ms. Annette Marinaccio
General Building Laborers Local #66
Charitable Corporation
Ronald V. Marino, DO
Drs. Ronald and Helga Gentile
The McGuire Group Architects, PC
Ghiorsi & Sorrenti, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. James E. McQuade
Mr. Yizhar Glaser
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Glen Cove Beer Distributors
Metropolitan Jewish Health System
CORE Interactive
Mr. and Mrs. Drew L. Going
Mill Creek Tavern
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Mr. Joseph Aloi
Court Officers Benevolent
Association of Nassau County
Mr. Robert J. Gorman
Dr. and Mrs. Perry C. Gould
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mitola
Alpha Systems, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Colin Crowley
Mr. Joseph Monteleone
Alure Home Improvements, Inc.
Mr. Anthony Cutinella
The Sarah Grace Foundation for
Children with Cancer, Inc
American Kidney Fund
CV Advantage, Inc.
Ms. Suzanne M. Graf
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Mucciolo
Anthony Todaro Foundation
Daleview Care Center
Apollo Endosurgery, Inc.
Daniel J. Hannon & Associates, Inc.
ARC Excess & Surplus, LLC
Danny’s Electrical, Inc.
Arrow Transfer & Storage, Inc.
Mr. Robert D’Antuono
Ms. Eleanor H. Ascher
Data Device Corporation
Atlantic Energy, LLC
Mr. and Mrs. David S. Davani
Vijaya L. Atluru, MD
Mr. John DeBonis
Avaya, Inc.
Denmark Technologies, LLC
Mr. Bryan R. Baebler
Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
Barosa, Inc.
Mr. Ronald DeVivo
Mr. and Mrs. Yuri Beissel
Mr. Louis DiFrancesco
Mr. William L. Benner, Jr.
Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh
Mr. and Mrs. Devin S. Beresheim
The Donaldson Organization
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Bernstein
Mr. Don Dreyer
Mr. O. John Betz, Jr.
Ms. Lynn Drucker and Mr. Roy Gold
Mrs. Marion Bierwirth
Duffy & Duffy, Attorneys at Law
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Biggs
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew J. Duffy
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bijou
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Durand
Biogen Idec
Mr. Kevin J. Durand
Mr. Lawrence Blessinger, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Durante
Absolutely Clean Environment, Inc.
Acadian Asset Management, LLC
Active Air Systems, Inc.
Colonial Electric Supply
Connick, Myers, Haas &
McNamee, PLLC
Aergo, Inc.
Mr. Michael P. Connors
Marc A. Agulnick, MD
Cooper Electric Supply Co.
AKAM Associates, Inc.
Albrecht, Viggiano, Zureck & Co., PC
All Island Transportation, Inc.
Boccia, Inc.
Coram, Inc.
Greysheeters Anonymous
The Guggenheim Group, Inc.
Hammes Company Healthcare, LLC
Health Resources Optimization, Inc.
Healthcare Strategy Group, LLC
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert F. Holzmann
Mr. and Mrs. Steven May
Mr. and Mrs. James D. Mooney, Jr.
Mulligan Security Corp., Inc.
Mr. James Nappo
Dr. and Mrs. Larry Nathanson
NCPD Federal Credit Union
Mr. and Mrs. Brian C. Nelsen
HS Management Partners, LLC
New York Association for Pupil
Transportation
Imclone Systems Incorporated
The New York Mets Foundation, Inc.
Income Research & Management
New York Paving, Inc.
Industrial Floorworks
Newsday
Integrated Medical Professionals, PLLC
Mr. Michael Nierenberg
Mrs. Evelyn Intrater
Mr. and Mrs. George D. O’Neill
Island Cardiac Specialists, PC
Ms. Erin A. O’Sullivan
Islandwide Gastroenterology, PC
Our Lady of Mercy Academy
J & L Modern Concrete, Inc.
Dr. and Mrs. Richard B. Jacaruso
Oxford & Simpson Realty
Services, Inc.
Jack Gayson Plumbing and Heating
Co., Inc.
Oyster Bay Lions Club Foundation
P.J. Mechanical Corp.
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Jaffee
Paris Art Label Company
Jefferies, LLC
Peconic Urology PC
JETS of America, Ltd.
Dr. and Mrs. Abraham Peller
JVK Operations, Ltd.
Persi Contracting Corp.
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Physicians Endoscopy, LLC
Stewart Manor School
Tzvi Aaron, MD
Gregory F. Burke
Mr. and Mrs. Whitney D. Pidot
Strategic Products and Services
The Family of Herb and Evelyn Abrams
Joseph W. Burke
Pietro’s Restaurant Lenmar, Inc.
Stratford Avenue Associates, Inc.
Vipin Agarwalla, MD
Justin K. Burke
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Pilkington
SunGard Availability Services, LP
Zeeshan Ahmed, MD
Annabella Burkitt
PIMCO
Symantec Corporation
Maureen S. Aiad, MD
David A. Burns
Plainview Internal Medicine
Tailored Roofing, Inc.
Anthony and Joan Aiello
Wayne and Amy Burte
Mr. Guy Pratt
Ms. Eileen Tang
Corinne Alberto
David Bushman
Principal Financial Group
Foundation, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Crane M. Taylor
Fitzgerald Alcindor, MD
Mr. and Mrs. James T. Byrne, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Nicolas Raio
Mr. and Mrs. Julian M. Taylor
Courtney Allison
Donna Caccavale
Top Cat Messenger & Moving, Inc.
Naseema Ally
Anne Calvo
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Craig Treiber
John F. Aloia, MD
Dorothy Camaione
Mr. Henry Troue
Hon. Bruce D. Alpert
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Campbell
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Tselentis
Micheal W. Alpert, Esq.
Mr. Salvatore J. Canepa
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Tully
Dr. and Mrs. Michael D. Ammazzalorso
James D. Capozzi, MD
Tully Construction Co., Inc.
Moris Angulo, MD
Thomas Caraccio
UBS
Paul Ansel
John Carras, RN
United Healthcare
Ruth Ansell
Steven E. Carsons, MD
United Rentals, Inc.
Joanne Antonello
Nicholas Casabona
US Tae Kwon Do of Mineola, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. S. Michael Apollo
Mariano Castro-Magana, MD
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas J. Vitalo
Vijaya Atluru, MD
Mark and Palmira Cataliotti
Waldbaum’s
Diane L. Bachor
Bob and Joan Catell
Ms. Ann M. Walsh
Saurabh Bahl, MD
Christopher J. Cavallaro
Mr. and Mrs. Brian J. Waters
John Ballo
Christopher Cesarini
WeiserMazars Smart Solutions for
Health Care
Elizabeth Bannon
Dr. Eva Chalas and
Dr. Christian Westermann
Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Weiss
Cathy A. Barber
Rapid Computer Repair, Inc.
Roanoke Realty Partners
The Robert C. Mangi Agency, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Roberts
Rockville Centre Lions Club
Mr. and Mrs. Philip N. Rotgin
Adam R. Bialek and
Karen Rotgin-Bialek, Esqs.
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Rotolo
John A. Ruisi, MD
Steve H. Salzman, MD
Save the Starfish Foundation
Schiffer & Weihs, CPA, PC
Mr. E. Ramone Segree
Sewanhaka Central High School District
Mr. Darren Shames
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. Sheridan
Sheridan Production Company, LLC
Weltmann Lighting, LLC
Sidney B. Bowne & Son, LLP
Mr. Donald M. Wilkinson and
Ms. Elaine A. Werner
Simon Property Group
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth D. Williams
Mr. George K. Singley
Winthrop Eager Breathers
Scott Sloane Foundation, Inc.
Winthrop Physician Hospital
Organization, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Evan D. Smith
SMM Advertising
Drs. Jeffrey and Amorita Snow
Spectrum Signs, Inc.
Winthrop Research Administration
Winthrop-University Hospital
Employees Federal Credit Union
Bar Association of Nassau County, Inc.
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Barletta
Dan Barlev, MD
Dr. Humayun J. Chaudhry
Martin Chavez, MD
Cindy Chen
Patricia Barry
Samantha C. Chen, MD
Dr. Omid Barzideh and
Dr. Pauline Tabibian
Leanna Cherry
Edward Chewens
Lois and Victor Basile
Lynne and Eric Chimon
Leslie Bastien
Carl and Pat Christoffersen
Georgine Baum-Montell
Loretta Ciancarelli
Frank Beckett, Sr.
Maureen E. Clancy
Michelle and Scott Clark
Sphere Interiors, Inc.
Winthrop-University Hospital,
Department of Dental Medicine
Diane L. Bendelier, RN
Bradley D. Sporkin, MD
Daniel Benilevi, MD
Lisa L. Clemente
Matthew R. Witten, PhD
Springfield Gardens Lodge Charitable
Foundation, Inc.
Linda Berger
Marilyn Cockren
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher M. Wood
Randye Bernot, MD
Todd Cohen, MD
Dr. Joseph J. Stambouly and
Dr. Anita D. D’Amico
George Yiachos, MD
Gina Berrent
Bruce M. Cohn
Isabel Zackson, MD
Marushka Bindra, MD
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Collins
Dr. Hannah Zackson-Wolk and
Mr. Andrew R. Wolk
Grace Blaney
Paul F. Conte—Paul Conte Cadillac
Diane M. Blinn
David and Nardina Cook
Beth Block
Dr. and Mrs. Mark J. Corapi
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bonacorsa
Maura Corvino
Rose Anne Bonello
Leatha Y. Covington
Nancy Brackman, RN
The Cox Family in memory of
Wilbur Buschmann
Mr. Allen Stemberger
Steris Corporation
Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology Group, LLP
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RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC CENTER
We give special thanks to our growing list of Campaign donors, whose
generous commitments have formed the foundation of our efforts
to build a nationally recognized academic healthcare center where
research, education and exceptional clinical care will combine to
address pressing public health issues of this century. Commitments
received as of June 30, 2014 have been listed.
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Collin EM Brathwaite, MD
Dr. Harold Brem
Linda Brescia
David Brigagliano
Michael K. Brooks, MD
William Bryson-Brockmann, PhD
Mrs. Dorothy M. Buczak
Brian J. Buonocore, MD
Theresa Criscitelli, EdD
Dr. and Mrs. Burke A. Cunha
Kevin T. Curran
Kathleen A. Cvitanovich
Marion Daly, NP
Robert D’Antuono
Fredric Daum, MD
Marlene E. Davis
Mary B. Deegan Haff, MD
Sunitha Gali
Deborah Johnson-Schiff
Lostritto Family Foundation
Jacqueline DeFeo
Rosemary Duncklee Gallagher, RN
Mary Jo Johnstone, MD
Frances Lozada
Stephen and Janina Delaney
Eileen Galvin and Kevin Gilson
Mrs. Yulanda K. Jones
Alan and Lois Lurie
Frank and Louis DellaFera
Dr. Anthony T. Gambino and
Dr. Luisa M. Castiglia
Robert and Ellen Jordan
Eileen H. Lutz
Garden City Country Club, Inc.
Joan and Timothy Joyce
Maurine Judge
Dr. Gregory Macina and
Dr. Lucy Macina
Loren and Tom Dempsey
Asante Dickson, MD
Carol Diesso
Mrs. Joann DiGirolomo
Linda and Dennis DiGregorio
Paul DiSclafani
Dr. Michael Garrison
Nicholas Georgiou, MD
John and Lynn Giacoppi
Mary Ellen and Kevin Gilgan
Virginia M. Dittko, RN, BC-ADM,
CDE, FAADE
William and Alice Gille
Mrs. Mary A. Dolan
Anthony Giordano
Dr. Daniel Donohue
The Giorgio Family
Dr. Virginia Donovan
Gladys Brooks Foundation
Eve Dorfman, MA, RN, NEA-BC
Jason D. Goldman, MD
Anne Dorobis
Phillip Goldstein
Joseph Dorrian
Irving H. Gomolin, MD
Ms. Suzan Doyle
Mark A. Goodman, MD
Dr. and Mrs. James Drakakis
Steven L. Goodman, MD
The Drucker/Gold Family
Scott Gorenstein, MD
Eileen Dunne
Malcolm Gottesman, MD
Anthony J. Durante, MD
Joan and Danny Greenblatt
Elizabeth Durkin
Joseph Greensher, MD
Paula Dutka
Dr. and Mrs. James H. Grendell
Jane Dwyer
Dr. and Mrs. Mark G. Grossman
Mary Ann Dziomba, RN
Jennifer M. Gillespie
Susan Kalmenson
Douglas Katz, MD
Mr. and Mrs. J. Edmund Keating
Sheila Keenan
Herbert A. Kent
Julie A. Kent
Jeremy Kessler
Michael E. Khalife, MD, FACS
Aleisha Khan
Linda A. Kilgallon, RN, MSN
Newrhee Kim
Wendy L. Kinzler, MD
Ms. Elizabeth A. Kirby
Mr. Owen V. Kirby
Lois and Robert Kirby
Ms. Susan Kirby
Michele Ann Koch
Volkmar Koehler
John K. Maesaka, MD
Eileen P. Magri, RN
Terrie Magro
Sabrina Mahboob, MD
Christina Maino Schneider
Ashwini Malhotra
Brian and Frances Malone and Family
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Mancino
Nancy Mann
Joan Marchiselli
Lynda Mariano
Marino Family
Ron Marino, DO
Maria Marotta-Kollarus
Christine Marsiello
Mr. and Mrs. William T. Martin
Dr. and Mrs. Kevin P. Marzo
Naveed Masani, MD
Linda Koestner
Regine Mathelier
Elizabeth Mavro
Sujata Gupta
Barbara L. Kohart-Kleine and
Mark R. Kleine
Steven and Margaret May
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ebe
Dr. and Mrs. Irwin Haas
Susan Kola
Joseph Mazzie, DO
Mrs. Vita Ehrling
Jodi and Jonathan Haas, MD
Marie and Jack Korn
Thomas McDonald
Barbara Eisenkraft, MD
Keli Haley
Jonathan and Kaitlin Kosinski
Brendan M. McElroy, MD
Annie Elie-Pierre
David K. Halpern, MD, FACS
Leonard Krilov, MD
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald H. McGlynn
Robert Enright
Ann E. Hanford
Carol Kristianson
Maryellen McGowan
Dr. Donald C. Hood and
Dr. Nancy E. Epstein
Nazeeh N. Hanna, MD
Jared M. Kutzin
Maureen A. Meaney
Teresa Errigo Vitale, PT, DPT, OCS
Dr. and Mrs. Paul E. Harnick
Karen Lally
Jason and Stephanie Meier
Karen Hartmann, RN, CCM
Matthew Lamando
The Mercado Family
Matti Hasselmann, MPA, CPC
Maureen Lambe
Anna L. Mertens
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Heslin
Anna Lamm
Anna Messana
Dr. Alexander Hindenburg
Marc S. Lampell, MD
Jeffrey Meyer, MD
George L. Hines, MD
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Lane
Nickolaos Michelakis, MD
Mariel Hiraldo
Mr. Michael T. Langan
Lorraine Miracolo
Drora Hirsch
Dr. and Mrs. Peter R. Langan
Wendy Misiaszek
Herbert Hirsch, MD
Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Lastella
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan J. Mistretta
Denise Hodish
George Lazarou, MD
Nobuyuki Y. Miyawaki, MD
Jason C. Hoffmann, MD
Dr. Jill A. Leavens-Maurer and
Dr. James C. Maurer
Ann Mock, RN, CCRC
Ursula Lee
Joann Montecalvo, PA-C
Maureen and Michael Ervolino
Robert and Debra Famigletti
Farrell Fritz, PC
Dr. Dennis Fassman
Susan M. Field
Martin and Abbey Fink
Brian and Dolores Finneran
Barbara and Bob Fischer
Carol Fitzmaurice
James S. Flaherty
Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Fontana
Melissa Forbes Steinman
Cathy J. Ford
Denise Foti
Robert Franceschini, Sr.
Robert Susana H. Fuchs, MD
Nancy Furman
Dr. and Mrs. John T. Gaffney
Maureen A. Gaffney
Mr. and Mrs. G. Robert Gage
Deborah Galgano
Chad Hoffman-Fragale, SPHR
Man Hon, MD
Theodora W. Hooton
Gregory Howarth
Syde Hurdus Foundation, Inc.
Cressa Igot
Louis J. Imbriano, MD
Christopher Iorio
Island Orthopaedic Medicine, PC
Islandwide Gastroenterology, PC
Alan & Madeleine Jacobson and Family
Lucy Jensen
Mitchell Lefland, MD
Dr. Paula E. Lester
Gary M. Levine, MD
Shari Levine
Levittown Historical Society, Inc.
The Fay J. Lindner Foundation
Corinne Liu, MD
Patrick K. Long
Maria Lopes
Richard Losada, MD
Lee Moldowsky
Frank A. Monteleone, MD
Martha Montello
Carlos Montoya, MD
Jeanmarie Moorehead
Melissa Morris
Melissa Moser
Yvonne M. Mowatt
Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Murray
Elaine M. Murtha
Matthew and Irene Musumeci
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Dr. Srihari Naidu
Linda W. Roberts, PAC
David Siegel
Floreine J. Winthrop
Nancy C. Nammack
Rita E. Roberts, RN
Mark R. Silver, MD
Winthrop Eager Breathers
Nassau Anesthesia Associates, PC
The Norman & Bettina Roberts
Foundation, Inc.
Cindy Sloan
Winthrop Nephrology Associates
Maria I. Rodrigues
Angelica Smith
Jeffrey Snow, MD
Winthrop-University Hospital
Ambulatory Surgery Center
Nassau Surgical Associates, PC
Venkataramanan Natarajan
Neurological Surgery, PC
New York Community Bank Foundation
Farr Nezhat, MD
Dr. Michael S. Niederman
Scott Nodelman, MD
Lesley November
Roger and Lindi Nubel
Tim and Kerry O’Brien
Sheila O’Hara
Joseph A. O’Leary
Nicole S. Olgun
Orlando and Cecilia Ortiz
Betsy Osman
Thomas and Marie Palaia
George and Marina Pappas
Mr. and Mrs. Mark J. Parendo
Joanne Patterson
Ronald Paynter, MD, FACEP
Lorie A. Pelan
The Pellicone Family
Enrico M. Perez
Clotilde Petralia
Chrysanthe Petras, MD
Cosmo and Kathleen Petrullo
Stacey Pfeffer
Johanna and Nick Rosato
Alison Rosenberg
The Drs. Martin & Dorothy Spatz
Charitable Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. Warren N. Rosenfeld
Dr. Bradley Sporkin
Dr. Barry M. Rosenthal
Sharon Sprintz
Ms. Mary C. Rosner
Philip and Shelly Rotgin
Dr. Joseph J. Stambouly and
Dr. Anita D. D’Amico
Adam R. Bialek and
Karen Rotgin-Bialek, Esqs.
Harry Staszewski, MD
Mona and Mark Stecker, MD
Lynn Rottino Crowley
Arlene Stein
Elaine Rowinski
Philip Stein
Kim A. Ruggiero
Charles M. Strain and Denise Strain
Stephen Rushmore
Suffolk County Water Authority
Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, PC
Thomas E. Sullivan and
Barbara A. Sullivan Foundation
Denise Russo
Ms. Anna Sabia
Sahn Ward Coschignano & Baker, PLLC
Diane Saluto
Steve H. Salzman, MD
Adele Sampogna
Amy Sanders
Ms. Marie G. Santagata
Ms. Theresa M. Santmann
Monica Santoro
Therese Sargent
The Sblendorio Family
Joan Sunshine, RN
Michael Sussman, MD
Otar Taktakishvili, MD
Michael Tamburo, MD
Sharon Taylor, MD
Valerie T. Terzano, RN
Anthony Teska
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Thayer
Claudia Thomas, MD
Antoinette Thompson
Mr. and Mrs. George Tifverman
Joan Schanfeld
Solomon Torres
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Treiber
Piccolo’s Steak & Pasta, Inc.
Alexander Schoen and
Lila Bernstein-Schoen
Joan Trenkle
Datev Pidedjian, MD
Drs. Scott and Lisa Schubach
Mr. and Mrs. Trimmer
Melodi Pirzada, MD
Mr. Michael W. Schuler
Karen Tripmacher
Dr. Mia Talmor and Dr. Seth Plancher
Mr. and Mrs. Garry J. Schwall
Joan Tronolone
Kenneth R. Pleasant
Richard Schwartz, DO
Debbie Tufano
Brigit Ponnaiya
Janis Scocozzo
Rose Tullo
Shepard and Anne Poole
Mrs. Marie D. Scott
Mary Beth C. Tully
Donald B. Price, MD
Sindy Seabra
Godfrey Jay Tutay, MD
Shari Prinstein
Courtney Seck
UMMOA
John C. Puccio, Jr.
E. Ramone Segree
Lydia Valderrama-Kunion, MD
Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Pupke
Dr. and Mrs. Rakesh A. Shah
Joan L. Vazquez
Abdul Qamar
Lawrence E. Shapiro, MD
Jessica Ventimiglia, MD
Dr. and Mrs. Philip D. Ragno
Joann Sheets
Alexander Vidershayn
Louis Ragolia, PhD
Maxwell Sheets
Elisa Villani
Dr. Nicolas Raio
Janet Shehata, MSN, RN, OCN, NEA-BC
Anthony Vintzileos, MD
Irina Rapoport, MD
Steven P. Shelov, MD
Elizabeth Viola
Ms. Amy Raz
Mr. Robert G. and Hon. Denise Sher
Patrice Vorwerk, MD
Kenneth and Melanie Redavid
Christine A. Wall
Maryann Regan
Dennis W. Sheridan and
Marylouise Sheridan
Timothy Reilly
The Sherwin Family
William Shestak, MD
Karin Weisenberger
Veronica B. Renken
Dmitry Reznikoff, DO
David S. Shin, MD, FAC
Karen B. Rice
Eunha K. Shin, MD
Richard A. Rivera
Shayan Shirazian, MD
Steve Rizzo and Terri Lesser
Genevieve B. Sicuranza, MD
John Pfeifer
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Hon. Ira B. Warshawsky
Brad L. White, MD
Deborah Whitfield
Dr. Marc and Shana Wilkenfeld
Heather Willis
Winthrop-University Hospital
Auxiliary
Winthrop-University Hospital
Employee Health Department
Winthrop-University Hospital Health
Information Management
The Wisser Company
Amy Wolin
Alison M. Yerkes
Masood Yeroushalmi, MD
Charles Yu and Kuan Yu
Shui Fong Yu
E. Jean Zebroski
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Zeller
Michael Zimmerman, MD
Linda Zintl
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chairman of the Board
Charles M. Strain
President & Chief Executive Officer
John F. Collins
Vice Chairmen of the Board
Joan Cox
George Pappas
Shepard T. Poole
John H. Krumpe
Jane Ann Smith
Nicholas A. Casabona
Chief Information Officer
MEDICAL STAFF
LEADERSHIP
ADMINISTRATION
Anne Calvo, BSN, MPS
Assistant Vice President,
Home Health Agency
Chief Medical Officer
Michael Ammazzalorso, MD
Lynn I. Drucker
Assistant Vice President,
Development
CHAIRMEN AND CHIEFS
Cathy J. Ford
Assistant Vice President,
Clinical Practice Billing Systems
Joseph Greco, MD
Chairman
John F. Collins
President & Chief Executive Officer
Garry J. Schwall
Chief Operating Officer
Secretary
James J. Daly
Palmira M. Cataliotti, CPA, FHFMA
Senior Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
Treasurer
Palmira M. Cataliotti
John F. Aloia, MD
Chief Academic Officer
DIRECTORS
Michael Ammazzalorso, MD
Chief Medical Officer
John F. Aloia, MD
Peter C. Breitstone
James F. Campbell
John D. Catalano
Christopher J. Cavallaro
Maureen E. Clancy
Michelle Clark
Kevin T. Curran
Mark S. Davis
Soraya Gage
Mary Ellen Gilgan
Paul E. Harnick, MD
Sheila Jones Heslin
Theodora W. Hooton
Harry Kassel
Kenneth Kaushansky, MD
Eric Krasnoff (left Board 3/13)
John T. Lane
Patrick K. Long
Joseph L. Mancino
James F. McCann
Ronald H. McGlynn
John D. Miller
Yvonne M. Mowatt
Nancy Nammack (left Board 9/13)
Richard A. Newhouse, Jr.
Henry R. Pupke
Veronica B. Renken
Nicholas J. Rosato, Jr.
Charles L. Ruoff
Stephen Rushmore
Thomas E. Sullivan
Harriette P. Thayer
Edward Travaglianti
John H. Treiber
Mary Beth Tully
HONORARY DIRECTORS
O. John Betz, Jr.
George J. Farrell, Jr., Esq.
Alan M. Jacobson, MD
Chief Research Officer
Maureen Gaffney, RPAC, RN
Senior Vice President,
Patient Care Services
Barbara L. Kohart-Kleine
Senior Vice President, Administration
Stacy Pfeffer
Senior Vice President,
Human Resources and
Organizational Development
Valerie T. Terzano, PhD (c), RN, NEA-BC
Senior Vice President, Nursing and
Chief Nursing Officer
Joseph W. Burke, P.E.
Vice President, Engineering
and Facilities
Ed Chewens, MBA
Vice President, Physician Practices
and Ambulatory Networks
Bruce M. Cohn, JD, MPH
Vice President, Risk Management and
Legal Affairs
James S. Flaherty
Vice President, Administration
Ann Hanford, RN, MA
Assistant Vice President, Capacity
Management and Patient Optimization
Chad Hoffman-Fragale, MBA, SPHR
Assistant Vice President,
Human Resources
John H. Pfeifer
Assistant Vice President,
Materials Management
Timothy C. Reilly
Assistant Vice President,
Financial Planning and
Reimbursement
Rita Roberts, RN, CNOR
Assistant Vice President,
Perioperative Services
Angelica Smith
Assistant Vice President, Finance
ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP
John F. Aloia, MD
Chief Academic Officer, Dean
Winthrop Clinical Campus, Stony
Brook University School of Medicine
G. Robert D’Antuono, MHA
Assistant Dean, Director of
Continuing Medical Education
Winthrop Clinical Campus, Stony
Brook University School of Medicine
Richard Rivera, MPH, MT, LCLT, CHE
Vice President, Administration
Susan Guralnick, MD
Associate Dean, Designated
Institutional Official
Graduate Medical Education and
Student Affairs
Winthrop Clinical Campus, Stony
Brook University School of Medicine
Monica Santoro, RN, CPHRM, CPHQ,
FASHRM
Vice President, Patient Safety,
Quality and Innovation and
Chief Quality Officer
Jack R. Scott, EdD, MPH
Assistant Dean, Faculty Development
& Curriculum
Winthrop Clinical Campus, Stony
Brook University School of Medicine
E. Ramone Segree, MPSSC
Vice President, Development
Steven P. Shelov, MD, MS
Associate Dean, Undergraduate
Medical Education
Winthrop Clinical Campus, Stony
Brook University School of Medicine
J. Edmund Keating
Vice President, Marketing, Advertising
and Public Relations
Dennis W. Sheridan, MBA, FACHE
Vice President, Administration
Solomon A. Torres, FACHE
Vice President, Administration
Anesthesiology
Division of Cardiac
Anesthesiology
Arthur Cooperman, MD
Chief
Division of Obstetric
Anesthesiology
Paul Steinberg, MD
Chief
Division of Pediatric
Anesthesiology
Walter Wiess, MD
Chief
Dental Medicine
Division of Oral and Maxillofacial
Surgery
Leonard R. Hoffman, DDS
Interim Chair and Chief
Emergency Medicine
Barry Rosenthal, MD
Chairman
Family Medicine
Francis L. Faustino, MD
Chairman
Medicine
Michael S. Niederman, MD
Chairman
Division of Cardiology
Kevin P. Marzo, MD
Chief
Division of Dermatology
Peter E. O’Neill, MD
Chief
Division of Endocrinology
Lawrence E. Shapiro, MD
Chief
Division of Gastroenterology,
Hepatology and Nutrition
James H. Grendell, MD
Chief
Division of General Internal
Medicine
Mark J. Corapi, MD
Chief
Division of Geriatric Medicine
Irving Gomolin, MD
Chief
Division of Infectious Disease
Burke A. Cunha, MD
Chief
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Division of Nephrology and
Hypertension
Joseph Mattana, MD
Chief
Division of Occupational and
Environmental Medicine
Marc Wilkenfeld, MD
Chief
Division of Oncology/
Hematology
Harry Staszewski, MD
Chief, Director, Cancer Research
Division of Palliative Care
Jeffrey Berger, MD
Chief
Division of Pulmonary and
Critical Care Medicine
Steve Salzman, MD
Chief
Division of Rheumatology,
Allergy & Immunology
Steven Carsons, MD
Chief
Neurosciences
Mark Menniti Stecker, MD, PhD
Chairman
Division of Neurology
Malcolm H. Gottesman, MD
Chief
Division of Neuroradiology
Donald B. Price, MD
Chief
Neurosurgical Spine & Education
Nancy Epstein, MD
Chief
Division of Neurosurgery
Michael H. Brisman, MD
Chief
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Anthony M. Vintzileos, MD
Chairman
Division of Gynecology
George Lazarou, MD
Chief
Division of Maternal-Fetal
Medicine
Martin R. Chavez, MD
Chief
Division of Minimally Invasive
Gynecologic Surgery
Farr Nezhat, MD
Director
Division of Obstetrics
Genevieve B. Sicuranza, MD
Chief
Division of Urogynecology
George Lazarou, MD
Chief
Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Eva Chalas, MD
Chief
Division of Reproductive
Endocrinology and Fertility
Linda Sung, MD
Chief
Orthopaedic Surgery
James D. Capozzi, MD
Chairman
Division of Foot and Ankle
Surgery
Bryan Ding, MD
Chief
Division of Hand Surgery
Glen A. Teplitz, MD
Chief
Division of Joint Replacement
Surgery
Jan Koenig, MD
Chief
Division of Orthopaedic Trauma
Jason Gould, MD
Chief
Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic
Surgery
John T. Gaffney, DO
Chief
Division of Podiatric Medicine &
Surgery
Philip M. Palmeri, DPM
Chief
Division of Spine
Marc Agulnick, MD
Chief
Division of Sports Medicine
Mark Grossman, MD
Chief
Pathology
Virginia M. Donovan, MD
Chairman
Division of Cytopathology
Mala Gupta, MD
Acting Chief
Division of Immunohistopathology
George K. Turi, MD
Chief
Pediatrics
Warren N. Rosenfeld, MD
Chairman
Leonard Krilov, MD
Vice Chairman
Division of Pediatric Critical Care
Joseph J. Stambouly, MD
Chief
Division of Developmental &
Behavioral Pediatrics
William Bryson-Brockmann, PhD
Chief
Division of Pediatric
Endocrinology
Mariano Castro-Magana, MD
Chief
Division of Pediatric
Gastroenterology
Fred Daum, MD
Chief
Division of General Pediatrics
Ronald V. Marino, DO
Chief
Division of Pediatric Genetics
Moris Angulo, MD
Chief
Division of Pediatric
Hematology/Oncology
Mark Weinblatt, MD
Chief
Division of Pediatric Infectious
Diseases
Leonard Krilov, MD
Chief, Director, International
Adoption Program
Division of Neonatal Medicine
Nazeeh Hanna, MD
Chief
Division of Pediatric Nephrology
Manju Chandra, MD
Chief
Division of Pediatric Neurology
Vijaya Atluru, MD
Chief
Division of Pediatric
Pulmonology
Melody Pirzada, MD
Chief
Psychiatry
Aaron Pinkhasov, MD
Chairman
Radiology
Orlando Ortiz, MD
Chairman
Division of Interventional
Radiology
Sidney Glanz, MD
Chief
Division of Adolescent Medicine
Division of Neuroradiology
Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Division of Nuclear Medicine
Jane Swedler, MD
Chief
Carlos Montoya-Iraheta, MD
Chief
Donald B. Price, MD
Chief
Elizabeth Yung, MD
Chief
Division of Radiation Oncology
Jonathan Haas, MD
Chief
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Surgery
Collin EM Brathwaite, MD
Chairman
John D. Allendorf, MD
Vice Chairman
Division of Breast Surgery
Services
Frank A. Monteleone, MD
Chief
Division of Microsurgery
Kaveh Alizadeh, MD
Chief
Division of Minimally Invasive
and Bariatric Surgery
Collin EM Brathwaite, MD
Chief
Division of Neurosurgery
Michael Brisman, MD
Chief
Division of Oral and Maxillofacial
Surgery
Leonard R. Hoffman, DDS
Chief
Division of Otolaryngology
Maseih Moghaddassi, MD
Chief
Division of Plastic and
Reconstructive Surgery
Vincent DiGregorio, MD
Chief
Division of Surgical Oncology
and Endocrine Surgery
John D. Allendorf, MD
Chief
Division of Vascular Surgery
George L. Hines, MD
Chief
Division of Vitreoretinal Surgery
Nazanin Barzideh, MD
Chief
Division of Wound Care and
Hyperbarics
Harold Brem, MD
Chief
Thoracic & Cardiovascular
Surgery
Scott L. Schubach, MD
Chairman
Division of Cardiothoracic
Surgery
John A. Goncalves, MD
Chief
Division of Vascular Surgery
George L. Hines, MD
Chief
Urology
Aaron Katz, MD
Chairman
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