Past Lecture
Women's Heart Health
With Sasanka Jayasuriya, MD

Our well-attended Women's Heart lecture, held in March 2016, featured cardiologist and women's heart health specialist, Dr. Sasanka Jasuriya, Greenwich Hospital and Yale New Haven Hospital, assistant professor of medicine, Yale University.

"I tell my patients to take any discomfort that seems unusual very seriously. If you have pain or unfamiliar discomfort from the jaw to the navel and cannot easily explain it, or if it's a sensation that is something you've never experienced before, it could be your heart," Dr. Jayasuriya said.

Dr. Jayasuriya discussed risk factors and the newest therapies for treating heart disease and shared information about a new national initiative aimed at improving awareness of heart disease in women.


Lecture Series


Dr. James R. SabettaWomen's Health Initiative Special Event
Tick Related Infections Seen in Connecticut

Wednesday, February 8

Speaker: James Sabetta, MD
Director of Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine at Greenwich Hospital

Lyme disease is the most common of the tick-borne diseases, but it's not the only one. In Connecticut, anaplasmosis and babesiosis infections are also being reported. At our well-attended Women's Health Initiative lecture, Dr. Sabetta explained that we are basically "living in the woods" in Connecticut where ticks are plentiful. Depending on the location, anywhere from less than 1% to more than 50% of ticks are infected with Lyme disease. A bite from a tick infected with Lyme disease bacteria (Borrelia burgdorferi) can put a person at risk for Lyme disease.

Common symptoms of Lyme disease are:

  • A rash (that can be small at first and then grown into a large, well defined oval, or bulls-eye)
  • Headache
  • Stiff neck
  • Aches and pains in muscles and joints
  • Low grade fever and chills
  • Fatigue

To learn more about Lyme Disease, visit the Health Library on Greenwich Hospital's website:


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

What's Up Doc?
TBA June 2017

Donor Lunch

Women's Health Initiative
February 8, 2017

Lyme Disease Lecture



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