Clinical Growth Plan | Greenwich Hospital Office of Development

Clinical Growth Plan

GREENWICH HOSPITAL: WE ARE THINKING BIG

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Greenwich Hospital has embarked on a multi-year growth plan securing our position as the region’s leading medical center and healthcare provider. Our award-winning medical and emergency services, bolstered by our unique partnership with Yale New Haven Health, offer access to physician experts associated with a nationally recognized academic medical institution. We are now entering a new phase of healthcare delivery: technologically advanced, precise subspecialty care.

Areas of growth include oncology, neuroscience, heart and vascular, pediatrics and private rooms.

Oncology

One in two women will be diagnosed with cancer in her lifetime. One in three men. To address the critical need for better screening, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer Greenwich Hospital will construct a new Smilow Cancer Center Greenwich, more than doubling the capacity of our existing space. Smilow Cancer Hospital is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of only 51 Centers in the country. At the new center, Greenwich Hospital’s nationally recognized oncologists will provide exceptional personalized care in coordination with Yale Medicine specialists. Sophisticated diagnostic imaging and tissue sparing targeted therapies will be directed at cancers of the breast, lung, colon, gynecologic area, prostate, head and neck, and bladder. Patients will have increased access to clinical studies. Ancillary services will encompass personalized patient navigation, palliative care, education and support.
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Neuroscience

Over 600 neurologic diseases affect the brain, spinal cord and nervous system. Stroke causes one out of every 20 deaths. To address the need for higher level care in neuroscience, the hospital has established the Yale Neurosciences Center at Greenwich Hospital, poised to be the region’s premier destination for neurological and neurosurgical treatment of stroke, brain and spinal cord injuries and tumors, seizure disorders, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. Recent investments to neuroscience have elevated the standard of care to a state-of-the-art program not seen at many hospitals. The acquisition of biplane fluoroscopy 3D technology enables neurovascular surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures that reverse symptoms of stroke. A new robotic assist navigation system for spine surgery vastly improves patients’ recovery. We are ramping up for continuous vEEG, an advanced monitoring system for patients having seizures. Neurologists, neurosurgeons, and a neuropsychologist have been recruited and our strong partnership with Yale New Haven Health and Yale Medicine holds immeasurable promise for groundbreaking research.
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Heart and Vascular

Cardiovascular disease claims more lives annually than all cancers combined. It is the number one cause of death in Connecticut. In partnership with Yale New Haven Health and Yale Medicine, the Heart and Vascular Center at Greenwich Hospital offers a complete range of diagnostic and interventional cardiac services and vascular care. Patients have access to the nation’s top cardiologists and subspecialists with advanced training in emergency angioplasty, vascular surgery, electrophysiology and innovative therapies.
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Pediatrics

Fairfield and Westchester counties support a child population of approximately 430,000. With children comprising nearly a quarter of the 40,000 visits to Greenwich Hospital’s nationally recognized Emergency Department each year, we made a commitment to deliver innovative 24/7 pediatric emergency medicine services at Greenwich Hospital. Through our partnership with Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, we also broadened our pediatric services into 35 subspecialty areas. Plans are underway to build a new child-friendly Pediatric Ambulatory Care Center in the hospital, with surgical suite and recovery rooms for young patients. In 2019, we provided 4,455 pediatric clinic visits to children in need. Our doctors and nurses are trained to treat complex diseases and life-threatening illnesses, with a skilled and calming demeanor.
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Private Rooms

Most patients admitted to a hospital experience a certain level of stress whether from fear of pain, medical procedures, physical incapacitation, or uncertainty about the future. Research in medical architecture demonstrates that design excellence in hospital spaces lessens patients’ and staff stress. One study showed that patients with a window view of trees used less pain medication and were discharged earlier. Hospital planning takes into account safety, morale, and productivity, with special attention paid to natural light, acoustics, ventilation, and family support spaces. Greenwich Hospital is midway through an ambitious construction project to convert 98% of rooms to private patient rooms for all. This capital improvement will entail both new construction and refurbishment.
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We look to the future — it guides us as we anticipate the needs of our patients and as we remain a guardian of our community’s health. To ensure our patients have access to all levels of care and expertise, we welcome the opportunity to strengthen our relationship with you. We hope that together we can positively impact the lives of our families and neighbors.

For more information about our growth plan or to learn how you can make a difference at Greenwich Hospital, please contact Noël Appel, SVP and Chief Development Officer at noel.appel@greenwichhospital.org or 203-863-3861.