Greenwich, CT (October 24, 2019) – The Greenwich Hospital Foundation announced today that $800,000 was received in support of the hospital’s Pediatrics Department. The Greenwich Hospital Auxiliary Board agreed to equally fund and name the Labor and Delivery Waiting Room as well as the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nursing Station.
Norman Roth, president & CEO, Greenwich Hospital, is proud and thankful for the tireless efforts of the Auxiliary and its volunteers, “Compassionate volunteers are what make Greenwich Hospital a place where patients feel welcome and safe,” said Roth. “We are grateful to the Auxiliary Board and its wonderful team for their vital support of Greenwich Hospital. We could not be a leader in health care without their dedication.”
Since its establishment in 1950, the Greenwich Hospital Auxiliary has donated over $11 million to the mission and future of the hospital. These philanthropic gifts have purchased Hyperbaric Medicine technology, a new MRI machine and a hospital-wide satellite TV system. In 2014, the Auxiliary made a $1 million pledge toward the expansion of Cardiovascular Services while more recently, in 2018, the Auxiliary provided $200,000 toward Emergency Telestroke Services and in 2017 it underwrote the purchase of surgical equipment and a biopsy device for the Breast Center.
Port Chester resident Sharon Gallagher-Klass, Auxiliary president and volunteer, serves on the hospital’s Board of Trustees and is a member of the Community Advisory Committee and Board Development Committee supporting the work of the Greenwich Hospital Foundation. “We understand the critical need to have exceptional health care nearby,” said Gallagher-Klass. “We consider our support of Greenwich Hospital as serving the greater good and we are proud to do what we can both financially and with volunteerism to advance the hospital’s clinical growth plan and further establish it as a premier healthcare facility.”
Since 1903 Greenwich Hospital has been a trusted provider of health care for the region. This commitment continues in partnership with Yale New Haven Health and Yale Medicine as the hospital embarks on an ambitious clinical growth plan in the following areas: Pediatrics, Oncology, Neuroscience, Heart & Vascular and private rooms. Pediatric specialty and sub-specialty Yale Medicine physicians now offer their services within a newly built medical office located at 500 West Putnam Avenue in Greenwich, CT.
Noël Appel, VP and chief development officer invites others to learn more about Greenwich Hospital’s clinical growth plan and giving opportunities, “Our mission is to provide exceptional healthcare, grow our clinical programs and renovate the hospital to 100% private patient room access. Our clinical growth plan and private room redesign initiatives offer many leadership giving and naming opportunities throughout the hospital in an array of locations.” To learn more about the various funding opportunities in pediatric and other growth areas, please contact Noël 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 its founding 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.
Greenwich Hospital Auxiliary is the present-day version of Greenwich Hospital’s original volunteer corps, formed in 1906. It is presently made up of more than 600 volunteers.
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