Greenwich Hospital Giving News
Greenwich Fire Department Donates $10,000 to Hospital's Outpatient Clinic
The town of Greenwich Fire Department has selected the Outpatient Clinic at Greenwich Hospital as the beneficiary of proceeds from their annual golf outing.
The golf outing is supported by fire departments from all over Connecticut. Typically, 120-140 golfers participate in the tournament, which raised more than $10,000 through player and sponsorship donations, as well as hole in one raffle ticket sales.
"The golf outing was originally established ten years ago as a fundraiser for the fire department, should we ever have a member in need," said Deputy Fire Marshal Chris Moynahan. By year's end, if the department does not need to draw funds raised at the outing, the golf outing committee donates to a charity.
"We like to keep the donation local," said Moynahan. "After researching needs in the community, Greenwich Hospital's Outpatient Center proved to be a good fit."
Greenwich Hospital's Outpatient Center is an important resource for area residents who have no medical insurance or are under-insured. Each year, more than 5,000 adults and children visit the Center for diagnosis, treatment and preventive care.
"Greenwich Hospital is so fortunate to have the thoughtful, generous support from the Greenwich Fire Department," said Jim Wright, Vice President of Greenwich Hospital Foundation. "These men and women are truly outstanding in their service to the community. We greatly appreciate this gift and the people who provided it."
Tudor Foundation provides $25,000 grant in support of Pediatric Clinic
The Tudor Foundation has recently awarded a $25,000 grant in support of the Pediatric Clinic in the Outpatient Center at Greenwich Hospital. These funds will help provide primary and specialty medical services for thousands of infants, children and adolescents from low income families.
Established in 1998, the Pediatric Clinic at Greenwich Hospital is the primary healthcare resource in Greenwich and the vicinity for children whose families have no medical insurance, are underinsured, or fall within government poverty guidelines. One thousand four hundred families receive services from the Pediatric Clinic during the last fiscal year. In 2015, more than $1.4 million in unreimbursed care was provided through the Clinic.
Patients are referred to the Pediatric Clinic by Greenwich Hospital's Obstetrics Clinic and Nursery and the Emergency Department, the Town of Greenwich Department of Health, Greenwich Public Schools, by private pediatric practices when their patients lose their insurance, and by word of mouth throughout the community. The center collaborates with community organizations in seeking to provide a continuity of care for its patients.
"This commitment from The Tudor Foundation is fundamental to Greenwich Hospital's dedication to treat everyone who comes to us for care regardless of their ability to pay," said Toni-Lyn Salvatore, MD, Medical Director of Pediatrics. Dr. Salvatore and her dedicated team of medical professionals and specialists continue to offer the utmost in quality care in a warm and caring child-centered setting. The clinic's goal is to provide health care to all patients similar to that of a private pediatric practice.
The Tudor Foundation has provided annual support to the Greenwich Hospital Pediatric Clinic since 2005. This longstanding support has helped make available skilled, safe and compassionate medical services to thousands of infants, children and adolescents who seek our care.
Greenwich Hospital Auxiliary donates $386,000 to purchase neurosurgical microscope
The Greenwich Hospital Auxiliary, continuing its support of the hospital's mission, has donated nearly $386,000 to purchase the Leica M530 OH6 microscope, paving the way for advanced neurosurgery services.
In addition to the gift of time provided by its many volunteers, the Auxiliary supports Greenwich Hospital with financial contributions as well. Revenue from the Auxiliary run Thrift and Gift Shops is dedicated to acquisitions such as the Leica operating microscope. Said Auxiliary President Sally Lochner, "The Auxiliary is pleased to contribute this important enhancement to the high quality of service provided by Greenwich Hospital."
The Leica OH6 neurosurgical microscope with FusionOptics technology provides increased light and small angle illumination to enhance depth perception and visualization into narrow cavities, such as the spinal column.
Created to better serve the surgeon and patient, the Leica OH6 microscope improves outcomes and post-surgery recovery time. The new device will be available in two separate operating rooms and Greenwich Hospital expects to use it at least once a day, every day, Monday through Friday.
Jim Wright, VP, Greenwich Hospital Foundation said, "With this generous donation from the Greenwich Hospital Auxiliary, we are providing surgeons with the next stage in the evolution of neurosurgical technology. It's a win for our physicians and most importantly our patients."
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.”
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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 ...