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Breast Cancer Alliance, Community Partners

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

In February, the Breast Cancer Alliance awarded Greenwich Hospital a $50,000 grant in support of the Breast Center and its Free Mammogram Program. The donation will impact many women in the community who seek breast care at Greenwich Hospital. “Routine mammograms are vital to preventative care,” said Melissa Hollar, RT, manager of the Breast Center. … Read More

Noel Appel

Seasoned fundraiser Noël Appel to lead Greenwich Hospital Foundation

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

After an extensive national search, Noël Appel has been named vice president of the Greenwich Hospital Foundation and its chief development officer. “I’m thrilled to join the team at Greenwich Hospital,” said Appel. “As a world-class facility, Greenwich Hospital is a leader in clinical expertise and patient care. Our success is strengthened by the strong … Read More

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