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Gustavo Stringel’s Efforts to Improve Services and Equipment at the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

May 22, 2012

Gustavo Stringel has held a position as Surgeon-in-Chief with the Westchester Medical Center’s Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital for the past 18 years, additionally serving as Director of Pediatric Surgery, and Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery. He also performs duties as Chairman of the Surgical Services Committee, supervising surgical services and operating room activities on a day-to-day basis. He played an instrumental role in developing the 30-member strong Multidisciplinary Pediatric Surgery Group of Westchester, of which he currently serves as President.

One of Dr. Stringel’s key roles is as member of the hospital’s executive committee. A small leadership group, the committee has responsibility for management and operational decisions that affect all facets of everyday hospital functions. He notably assisted in a $6.5 million initiative to construct a new nine-room inpatient unit, the Arlene and Arnold Goldstein Family Foundation Athletics Neighborhood. The 127-bed expansion will enable Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital to care for as many as 500 additional pediatric patients annually.

Gustavo Stringel has also focused extensive efforts on expanding the continuum of care at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, which houses The Hudson Valley region’s sole intensive care unit designed for pediatric patients, and a Level IV neonatal intensive care unit. The hospital additionally serves as the region’s pediatric organ transplant center, maintaining a pediatric hematology/oncology center with dedicated experimental chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant programs. Dr. Stringel played an integral role in the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital’s procurance of state-of-the-art DaVinci robotic devices and Storz OR 1 surgical equipment.


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