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News Releases from the Foundation


Gavin DeGraw performs at Greenwich Hospital's "Under the Stars" event
Popular fundraiser benefits women's and children's health services at the hospital


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June 25, 2017 -  Guests were delighted by the soulful rock sound of Gavin DeGraw at this year's Under the Stars event that raised over $700,000 for Women's and Children's Health at Greenwich Hospital.

DeGraw is a GRAMMY® nominated, multi-platinum selling singer and songwriter, who performed many of his chart topping hits including "Not Over You," "I Don't Want To Be," "She Sets The City on Fire" and his most recent hit song, "Making Love With The Radio On."

The June 24 benefit took place at Riverside Yacht Club and drew a crowd of music lovers and hospital supporters alike from Fairfield and Westchester counties. Greenwich residents Karen Brown, Andrea Sinkin Jaffe, Carol Swift and Jennifer Turano served as this year's co-chairs. Read more.


Greenwich Hospital receives substantial gift for robotic surgery from the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Fund for the Arts and Sciences


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May 4, 2017 -  The Greenwich Hospital Foundation announced that a substantial gift was received from the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Fund for the Arts and Sciences. The contribution will launch a fund drive for the Robotic Surgery Center at Greenwich Hospital to purchase an additional da Vinci robotic surgery system. The gift will also support further research and training for practitioners on leading surgical techniques made possible by this state-of-the-art technology.

"Robotic surgery revolutionized minimally invasive surgery by allowing the most difficult operative tasks to be performed laparoscopically," said Athanassios Petrotos, MD, FACS, director of the Acute Care Surgical Program at Greenwich Hospital. "Superior visualization of anatomic structures, an unparalleled degree of motion freedom, fluorescent imaging and stability are among its major advantages. The acquisition of the DaVinci system positions Greenwich Hospital at the forefront of robotic surgery." Read more.


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 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 featured a performance by GRAMMY® nominated, multi-platinum selling singer songwriter Gavin DeGraw. 






Glow Gala
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