Greenwich, CT (August 30, 2018) – The Greenwich Hospital Foundation announced today that $3 million was received in donor support of the hospital’s neurosciences program. The Pasculano Foundation, the Jean and David W. Wallace Foundation and the John L. and Sue Ann Weinberg Foundation each gave $1 million towards the purchase of a Biplane Fluoroscopy machine that will be used for medical imaging, neurovascular interventions and advanced thrombectomy procedures, an intervention used by neurovascular neurosurgeons to remove a clot from inside a blocked blood vessel. These donations are part of a $5 million goal for medical equipment to establish a Neurosciences Center at Greenwich Hospital.
“Greenwich Hospital has become a center of excellence thanks to the support of committed donors like the Pasculano, Wallace and Weinberg Foundations,” said Norman G. Roth, president and CEO of Greenwich Hospital. “Donor support is crucial to the clinical and technological growth of Greenwich Hospital and we are so grateful for their generosity.”
With this new biplane technology and neurovascular physicians from Yale Medicine, Greenwich Hospital becomes one of an elite handful of medical facilities in the state and the only regional hospital equipped to offer this level of critical, life-saving care. Further funding will be allocated towards the recently purchased Globus ExcelsiusGPS robotic navigation technology for spine and orthopedic surgery.
Biplane Fluoroscopy provides the most advanced 3D imaging and endovascular treatment of aneurysms and blockages. The ExcelsiusGPS robotic navigation technology will increase spine and orthopedic surgery accuracy, while reducing surgery time and radiation exposure.
If you wish to learn more about the various funding opportunities in neurosciences and our other growth areas including oncology, cardiology and pediatrics, please contact Noël Appel, VP of the Greenwich Hospital Foundation and Chief Development Officer at 203-863-3861 or Noel.Appel@GreenwichHospital.org.
Greenwich Hospital is a member of Yale New Haven Health. Greenwich is a 206-bed (includes 32 isolettes) community hospital serving lower Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. It is a major academic affiliate of Yale School of Medicine. Since opening in 1903, Greenwich Hospital has evolved into a progressive medical center and teaching institution representing all medical specialties and offering a wide range of medical, surgical, diagnostic and wellness programs. Greenwich Hospital is recognized throughout the healthcare industry as a leader in service and patient satisfaction excellence. Greenwich Hospital has the prestigious Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor of nursing excellence.
Greenwich Hospital Foundation is committed to securing the funds needed for the hospital to fulfill its mission of extending the highest quality of safe and compassionate healthcare to everyone in our region, regardless of their ability to pay.