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In Memoriam

 

Betsy Corman 1946-2015

     Dedicated Greenwich Hospital volunteer, supporter and friend Betsy Corman passed away at her home in Stamford on April 17, 2015 after a valiant 18 month battle with pancreatic cancer.  Though petite and soft spoken, Betsy was a powerhouse in her commitment to helping Greenwich Hospital’s oncology department care for cancer patients and their families. 
     “Betsy Corman was the heart and soul of committed volunteerism to cancer services at Greenwich Hospital,” said Maria Marini, director of Oncology Services. “Maintaining a rigorous work schedule and a work ethic like no other, staff, physicians and patients alike came to depend on her willing hand and thoughtful, compassionate listening.”
     During the nearly 7,000 hours of time Betsy donated to the hospital since her retirement from IBM in 2000, she served as coordinator of oncology volunteers -- training new oncology and hospice volunteers and scheduling monthly educational sessions for the volunteers. She also served for two years as Vice President of the Greenwich Hospital Auxiliary and was one of the founding members who brought the Schwartz Center (for Compassionate Care) Rounds to Greenwich Hospital. Betsy remained as the coordinator for this program until her death. She started the Healing Shawls program, whose members have knitted more than 2,300 for oncology patients and was a member of the hospital's Cancer and Palliative Care Committees. Involvement with palliative and compassionate care led Betsy and her husband, Stephen, to become the founding donors of the hospital's Palliative Care Department.  The couple also donated a blanket warmer and provided funding for an oncology dietician and patient kitchen in the oncology department.
     “When we see a need we can fill, we just go ahead and do it,” Betsy once said in an interview.
     Betsy’s ubiquitous presence in the halls of the hospital will be missed by all, but her tireless efforts and many financial contributions made along with her husband are a lasting legacy to this caring and compassionate woman. It was Betsy's wish that donations in her memory be made to the Greenwich Hospital Palliative Care Department here or by mail to Greenwich Hospital Palliative Care Department, c/o Greenwich Hospital Foundation, 35 River Road Cos Cob, CT 06807


 

Greenwich Hospital Announces $1 million gift for live-saving 3D technology 

 

Stamford resident and businesswoman, Linda McMahon, has given a $1 million gift through the Vince & Linda McMahon Family Foundation to purchase 3-D mammography machines, the most advanced technology available for early breast cancer detection. The machines are located at the Greenwich Hospital Breast Center, within the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Greenwich. The Breast Center is a national leader in early breast cancer detection, with patient survival rates of 99%, 96.1% and 89.6% among Stages O, I, and II patients, respectively. These rates far surpass the national average at each stage. Read more...







Greenwich Hospital celebrates first graduates of donor-funded fellowship program

 

 Boston College nursing students Kaitlin Campbell and Julia Melvin recently completed an innovative oncology nursing  fellowship at Greenwich Hospital. The eight-week program was made possible through the Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Training Development Fund, established by retired Stamford business executive, Frederick C. Flynn, Jr. in memory of his wife, Susan, who died of ovarian cancer in 2013. Read more ...



A Grateful Family Member Creates a Gift of Comfort and Caring  

 Fred Flynn first learned about the  Palliative Care Program at Greenwich Hospital last April, when his wife, Susan, was in the final stages of her three-year struggle with ovarian cancer. Following Susan's death, Fred launched a personal matching gift campaign to ensure that palliative care services are available for families facing a health crisis. Read more ...

  

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