Kelli MacTaggart thanks ED and EMS

Greenwich teen’s life saved by healthcare heroes

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

In January, when seventeen-year-old Kelli MacTaggart first felt light-headed one morning at school, she assumed it was from skipping breakfast. Later that day, her dizziness worsened and she fainted while walking between Greenwich Academy and Brunswick School. Her quick-thinking classmates immediately called 911 and her mom, Chrissy. Kelli woke up briefly to Greenwich Emergency Medical … Read More

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Reduce risk or recurrence of cancer through nutrition

Monday, March 5, 2018

Barry Boyd, MD, MS, senior oncologist at Smilow Cancer Hospital’s Greenwich Hospital campus is a pioneer in the field of integrative cancer care, with a concentration on nutritional support for cancer patients. Along with conventional medicine, Dr. Boyd provides a cancer recovery plan for patients, which includes education on the role nutrition and exercise play … Read More

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Scalp cooling treatment reduces chemo hair loss

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

With generous funding from donors, Greenwich Hospital purchased the Paxman Scalp Cooling System that can potentially reduce hair loss associated with chemotherapy in breast cancer patients. Chemotherapy targets all rapidly dividing cells in the body, with hair cells among the fastest-dividing. This is why many chemotherapy drugs cause hair loss. With this new system, patients … Read More

Dr. Alyssa Gillego

Breast Center welcomes new surgeon

Friday, February 23, 2018

Alyssa Gillego, MD, a fellowship-trained breast surgeon specializing in breast cancer treatment, joined the breast care team at Smilow Cancer Hospital Greenwich Hospital’s campus. ”Dr. Gillego is the perfect combination of being well-trained, experienced and compassionate. As a resident of Greenwich, she looks forward to participating in hospital and community events,” said Barbara Ward, MD, … Read More

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Greenwich Fire Department donates $1,800 for free mammograms to the underserved

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

To address disparities in access to cancer care and support, Greenwich Hospital offers free screening mammograms to uninsured and under-insured local women. Using state-of-the-art mammography, Greenwich Hospital last year screened over 150 patients from this vulnerable population. To help offset costs of the advanced level of care, one of the hospital’s community partners, the Greenwich … Read More

Caroline Jones

Greenwich native Caroline Jones to perform at Under the Stars

Friday, January 12, 2018

Popular summer fundraiser benefits Women’s and Children’s Health at Greenwich Hospital FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Andrea Yeskey 203-863-3833 (office) 203-671-8962 (mobile) Greenwich, CT (January 9, 2018) — Greenwich Hospital announced today that Greenwich native Caroline Jones will perform at the annual Under the Stars event on Friday, June 22 at Riverside Yacht Club from 6:30 … Read More