Message from the Vice President | Greenwich Hospital Foundation

Message from the Vice President

Strengthening Our Purpose Through Partnership

Noël Appel VP & Chief Development Officer

It is inspiring to reflect on the purpose that compelled the founders of Greenwich Hospital to treat, heal and serve our community. These civic-minded leaders identified a need for a hospital and forged a partnership for the betterment of all. Physicians, business investors, philanthropists, nurses, and volunteers came together in thoughtful partnership to establish a medical facility that thrives today.

As demand grew over the years for expanded services, more patient rooms, technology and talent, medical leaders and financial partners stepped up to design a viable future for Greenwich Hospital. Central to our success has been the volunteers. The breadth of their expertise infuses our community with exceptional talent and brings the richness of their professional experiences to bear on the unfolding work at Greenwich Hospital.

It is a great honor for me to meet and collaborate with our thoughtful partners today, whether retired or current physicians, members of our Board of Trustees, volunteers, donors or business investors. We have always had a core community in Greenwich as well as Manhattan. We have a growing population in Westchester County and in Florida, many of whom still consider Greenwich Hospital their preferred home for quality care.

At a recent gathering of friends of Greenwich Hospital in Palm Beach, Florida, Norman Roth, CEO and I had the great pleasure to meet Dr. Arthur Rosenberg, a now retired oncologist, who helped to transform cancer care into a multi-modal facility at the hospital over 25 years ago. Bruce Warwick, emeritus member of the Board of Trustees was another leader who positioned the hospital for strategic growth through development of a new, modern hospital and the partnership with Yale New Haven Health. Bruce and his wife Margie were honored on May 17 at our Under the Stars event for their years of service.

At the end of 2018, a cherished board member presented a gift to help underwrite expanded neuroscience services and technology, part of our clinical growth plan. Her family’s longtime commitment to Greenwich Hospital has made possible investments that have been truly transformational.

These many partners are ensuring that Greenwich Hospital will remain a vibrant and vital part of the healthcare landscape in our region. I invite you to join with us in our work and encourage you to come for a visit.

Noel Appel signatureNoël Appel
Vice President and Chief Development Officer
Greenwich Hospital Foundation