GME : About Winthrop
ABOUT WINTHROP AN INSTITUTION ON THE MOVE
Winthrop-University Hospital is a 591-bed tertiary care hospital located in Nassau County, Long Island. The institution is proud of its 100+ years of clinical excellence and anticipating the decades of service ahead.
A partner in the Winthrop South Nassau University Health System, we are part of a preeminent hospital system in Long Island. In addition, Winthrop is a member of the Long Island Health Network, an affiliation of healthcare institutions ranked by Crane's as the 9th largest in the nation. These alliances not only enhance levels of healthcare, they also provide for broadened educational, clinical and research opportunities.
Physical and programmatic expansion is underway. Recently completed is a state-of-the-art 15,000 square foot New Life Center, including 16 Labor/Delivery/Recovery suites, and seven Labor and Delivery Exam Triage beds. More than 5,000 babies are born here annually, many of them high-risk transfers from other institutions.
The New Life Center
Winthrop is a Level 1 Trauma Center and patient services have been intensified as demand for emergency services is high. In order to offer the finest care to the greater than 45,000 Emergency Room patients, their families and their providers, the Emergency Department has been expanded and renovated: complete with a separate Pediatric Emergency Room, a Rule-Out Cardiac Unit and an enhanced triage suite.
Further investments in Winthrop's infrastructure include a totally redesigned Health Sciences Library. It features an expanded Computer Learning Center and a new educational Conference Center, equipped with high-technology teleconferencing and other advanced audiovisual systems. Over the next three years, there will be an anticipated $40 million investment in services and facilities including new floors for Pediatrics and Cardiology complete with state of the art technology, to ensure the Hospital's continued responsiveness to the ever- increasing demands for service.
Winthrop is clearly at the forefront of medicine:
- With a nationally recognized Dialysis Program and the first dialysis service on Long Island, Winthrop recently opened its seventh satellite center. We provide over 50,000 renal dialysis procedures per year.
- The Hospital's comprehensive, unrivaled Institute for Heart Care includes a leading-edge Division of Cardiology, which features an innovative, nationally recognized electrophysiology team that has pioneered the use of the most advanced devices to handle arrhythmias. It also has physicians highly trained in cardiac rehabilitation, nuclear cardiology, intensive cardiac care, angiography, angioplasty and advanced echocardiographic imaging. In response to increased demand for these and other cardiology services, a third cardiac catheterization lab has been added.
- The Hospital's Cardiac Surgery Program has been recognized by the New York State Department of Health as one of the finest in the State. Winthrop's cardiac surgeons perform more than 600 open-heart procedures annually.
- The Center for Crohn's and Colitis utilizes a multidisciplinary team to manage patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Additionally, Winthrop has as a Center for Liver, Biliary and Pancreatic Diseases.
- Centers for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Lyme Disease attract patients from across the country and abroad.
- Interventional Neuroradiology provides lifesaving endovascular interventions using a coaxial catheter system, and a new filmless Department of Radiology features the technology of the future.
- The Institute for Lung Care is one of Long Island's most comprehensive resources for the treatment of breathing disorders and research into lung disease.
- Winthrop boasts one of the largest Prader-Willi Syndrome programs in the country, run by faculty in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology. What's more, the Department of Pediatrics has been recognized for its teaching, having received the National Ambulatory Pediatrics Teaching Award for outstanding and innovative residency education.
- A Stem Cell Autologous Transplantation Therapy Program has moved Winthrop's Institute for Cancer Care into the next century.
Winthrop has much to be proud of. The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations awarded the Hospital its third consecutive three-year Accreditation with Commendation, the highest level of recognition awarded only to institutions that demonstrate superior levels of patient care. The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education granted Winthrop national CME accreditation status, recognizing Winthrop's ability to provide educational programs to a nationwide audience.