The link between providing the highest quality, compassionate care and successful outcomes is the dedication of doctors, nurses, employees, volunteers, trustees and community donors.
We salute our partners, including:
DONOR: Meaghan Barakett
Patient/Philanthropist Shares ‘Why I Give’
As a first time expectant mother, Meaghan Barakett felt the way many new moms do – nervous, excited and unsure of how to prepare for the birth of her baby. She took advantage of Greenwich Hospital’s birthing center tour and Tender Beginnings classes, taught by registered nurses to learn about pregnancy, labor, delivery and baby care.
Meaghan and her husband, Brett, had a healthy baby boy this past February and both agree that their experience far surpassed their expectations.
“What impressed me the most was how well everyone worked together as a team,” said Meaghan. “The doctors and nurses were so supportive and nurturing during and after the delivery, which made the whole experience actually pleasant!”
Meaghan considered options to deliver her baby at other hospitals, but is happy she chose a hospital close to home.
Meaghan and Brett are proud supporters of The Fund for Greenwich Hospital. “At some point in our lives, we all need to use the hospital for something,” said Meaghan. “We are very fortunate to have such a great facility close to home that has amazing, top doctors, nurses and staff. The hospital is there for us at the most important times in our lives, like giving birth or when a loved one is sick. As a part of this community, we are grateful to be able to support Greenwich Hospital.”
PHYSICIAN & HONOREE: Philip McWhorter, MD, Director of Surgery
Highly Regarded Leadership Influences Entire Medical Staff
At the GLOW Gala for Greenwich Hospital on October 23, Norman Roth, president and CEO, remarked of Dr. Phil McWhorter, the 2017 President’s Award recipient:
Dr. McWhorter is a pillar of the Greenwich community. Throughout this distinguished 40-year career, his leadership has made a tremendous impact on Greenwich Hospital.
Dr. McWhorter has an unwavering commitment to his patients, with numerous accomplishments in the surgical field. He began his career at Greenwich Hospital in 1977, where his expertise in surgery has had great influence over the entire medical staff.
Not only has his knowledge and skill expanded the complexity of surgery performed at the hospital, but as a great leader, he also took on the mentorship of many surgeons on the hospital’s staff. He is known as a “surgeon’s surgeon,” where his opinion is often sought by other surgeons on difficult cases.
Over the span of his career, it is estimated that Dr. McWhorter has performed over 20,000 major operations and 15,000 minor surgeries, impacting the lives of so many in our community. But, Dr. McWhorter is not a detached clinician. His patients are put at ease by his good nature and charm. He genuinely enjoys getting to know his patients, remarking
Everybody’s got a story, and I get to be a part of that story.
Dr. McWhorter’s commitment to helping others is admired by all whose lives he touches.