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News Releases from the Foundation


Greenwich Hospital's annual gala raises significant funds to support cardiovascular services and honors outstanding physician



November 22, 2016 -  Saturday, November 19 was an evening to remember as Greenwich Hospital held its annual gala fundraiser, which raised nearly $1 million for the hospital's cardiovascular services. More than 350 supporters, including special guests Jill and Harry Connick, Jr., joined in the Parisian cabaret themed festivities at Greenwich Country Club.

Celebratory Honors

At the gala, Greenwich Hospital President Norman G. Roth presented James R. Sabetta, MD, director of Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine and assistant chief of staff, with the President's Award for his many years of dedicated service to the hospital and his outstanding achievement and commitment to his patients.

"With his diverse and multiple roles, Jim plays a critical role in helping to shape all sections of medical services at Greenwich Hospital. His tenacity is renowned. He will often not leave a sick patient's side until he has assured that every test was performed and the diagnosis confirmed," said Roth. Read more.

Photo: Greenwich Hospital President Norman G. Roth with James R. Sabetta, MD, director of Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine and assistant chief of staff



Greenwich Hospital receives $1 million dollar gift in support of prostate cancer care
Stephen Corman provides major gift to fund early detection initiative


September 14, 2016 -  The Greenwich Hospital Foundation announced today that Stephen Corman of Stamford, CT has committed to a gift of $1 million to establish the Stephen Corman Prostate Cancer Early Detection Initiative. The goal of the initiative is to expand access to the highest standard of prostate cancer care to the community while maintaining the convenience and comfort of being close to home.

The initiative will fund the purchase of a 3-D imaging navigation system that allows urologists to progress from broad, systematic biopsies to biopsies that are mapped, targeted and tracked. The increased accuracy of this MRI/ultrasound fusion device promotes active surveillance in patients with less aggressive cancers, allowing them to prevent or postpone invasive treatments that often lead to negative side effects such as incontinence or impotence.

"This impressive piece of equipment will be the first of its kind in Fairfield County, giving our patients local access to cutting-edge technology for the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of prostate cancer," said Norman G. Roth, president of Greenwich Hospital. Read more.

Greenwich Hospital supporters enjoy an evening Under the Stars
Popular fundraiser benefits infant and child health services at the hospital

TTT 2016 and CH-GH  

June 29, 2016 -  Summer nights in Havana inspired the Cuban theme of this year's Under the Stars event that raised funds for the Neonatal Instensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric Department at Greenwich Hospital.

The June 25 benefit took place at Riverside Yacht Club and drew a sold-out crowd of nearly 400 guests from Fairfield, CT and Westchester, NY counties who attended in support of the hospital's smallest and most vulnerable patients. Greenwich residents Janet Delos and Jenni Salinas served as this year's co-chairs.

High spirits for a worthy cause
Guests dressed to fit the theme - ladies wore flowers in their hair and gentlemen donned fedoras - and enjoyed mojitos and Latin inspired hors d'oeuvres while bidding on exciting silent auction offerings such as sports tickets, fashion items, trips and a variety of children's packages. Read more.

Top: Demetris Delos, MD, Janet Delos, co-chair, Jennis Salinas, co-chair and Eric Salinas

Middle: Ben, honoree Dana, and Greg Rogers

Bottom: Nick, Julia, honoree Maureen, Neil and Mia Bonanno


Hundreds enjoy feast at Greenwich Hospital culinary event

TTT 2016 and CH-GH  

Friday, March 7, 2016 -  Taste the Towns drew more than 250 guests to The Stanwich Club on March 4 for a delicious night of creative coctails, fine wineries and scrumptious bites in support of vital outreach services provided by 'Community Health at Greenwich Hospital' to residents of Fairfield and Westchester counties. 

Event chair Geri Corrigan and an enthusiastic committee of volunteers created a night to remember with fantastic silent auction packages and dancing to the sounds of DJ Flip.

Local emergency service organizations Greenwich EMS, Harrison EMS and Port Chester-Rye-Rye Brook EMS were honored at the celebration, where mouthwatering specialties were prepared by over 35 top chefs and beverage distributors. Read more.

Top: Chef Debra Ponzek and her team from Aux Delices

Middle: Senator Richard Blumenthal, event chair Geri Corrigan and Norman Roth, Pres. & CEO Greenwich Hospital

Bottom: Kathy Carley-Spanier, Director Community Health at Greenwich Hospital, in light green, teaches CPR



Greenwich Hospital's OCEAN Gala Draws Hundreds in Support of Oncology Services


Saturday, October 24, 2016 was a night of under the sea enchantment as Greenwich Hospital held its annual gala fundraiser, OCEAN, which raised $900,000 for the hospital's oncology services. More than 350 supporters joined in the marine-themed festivities at Greenwich Country Club.

Award-winning journalist, bestselling author and breast cancer survivor Joan Lunden emceed the spectacular event, chaired by Greenwich residents Sabrina Raquet, Mary Rolla and Jennifer Seidel.

Greenwich Hospital president Norman G. Roth presented Terry Betteridge, CEO of Betteridge Fine Jewelers, with the President's Award for his service to Greenwich Hospital and the community. Read more.

Top: Marna Borgstrom, president and CEO, Yale New Haven Health, Norman Roth, president Greenwich Hospital and Joan Lunden

Bottom: Norman Roth, Terry Betteridge, CEO Betteridge Fine Jewelers, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal 





Greenwich Hospital Announces $1 million gift for live-saving 3D technology


Stamford resident and businesswoman, Linda McMahon, has given a $1 million gift through the Vince & Linda McMahon Family Foundation to purchase 3-D mammography machines, the most advanced technology available for early breast cancer detection. The machines are located at the Greenwich Hospital Breast Center, within the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Greenwich. The Breast Center is a national leader in early breast cancer detection, with patient survival rates of 99%, 96.1% and 89.6% among Stages O, I, and II patients, respectively. These rates far surpass the national average at each stage. Read more...






A Grateful Family Member Creates a Gift of Comfort and Caring  

Fred Flynn first learned about the  Palliative Care Program at Greenwich Hospital last April, when his wife, Susan, was in the final stages of her three-year struggle with ovarian cancer. Following Susan's death, Fred launched a personal matching gift campaign to ensure that palliative care services are available for families facing a health crisis. Read more ...





Save the Date: 2017 Fundraising Events




Under the Stars
June 24, 2017

An evening under the stars.
A benefit for Women's and Children's Health at Greenwich Hospital.
This year's event will feature a performance by GRAMMY® nominated, multi-platinum selling singer songwriter Gavin DeGraw. 






October 21, 2017

The 2017 Gala for Greenwich Hospital.



Celebrations & Lectures

Women's Health Initiative
May 2, 2017
Tumor Acidity: A new approach to targeting breast and other tumors
Speaker: Donald Max Engelman, PhD
Higgins Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University

What's Up Doc?

TBA June 2017
Donor Lunch