Winthrop to Receive State Funding for Research Center

Mineola hospital awarded $1 million from Regional Economic Development Council funds.

Winthrop University-Hospital will receive $1 million in state funding to support its in the heart of Mineola.

The facility, which will focus on childhood diabetes and obesity, is located at the northwest corner of Mineola Boulevard and Second Street. The funds will be distributed through the second round of Regional Economic Development Council awards according to New York State Sen. Jack Martins.

“This is tremendous news because these projects will strengthen our economy and help create and retain jobs,” Sen. Martins said in a statement. “Our community leaders serving on the regional economic development council have worked hard to put together an economic development strategy that takes advantage of the tremendous resources, skills and talent in our area. I applaud Governor Cuomo and Lieutenant Governor Duffy for this successful initiative that is spurring job growth and building a stronger economy for the future.”

A total of $22,061 in additional funding was awarded to Winthrop for health information management training as well as $77,939 for telemetry competency training.

“Winthrop-University Hospital is very pleased with this award. It will help defray construction costs of the Winthrop Research Institute, which will not only drive significant medical research, but also promote future job and employment training opportunities in Mineola and the surrounding area,” Winthrop President & CEO John F. Collins said in a statement. “We are especially grateful to Senator Jack Martins for his active support of these projects through his participation in the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council.”

Statewide, a total of $738 million was awarded for 725 economic development projects in every region of New York State.

Cypher December 21, 2012 at 02:35 PM
So how much more of our taxes goes to funding "research" to come up with the same answers answered years and years ago? - Stupid Parents, Exercise, Portion Control.
sb December 21, 2012 at 10:29 PM
I couldn't agree more!


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