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: Stephen Corman
Patient Funds Research and Early Prostate Cancer Detection System
When Stephen Corman survived advanced stage prostate cancer over two decades ago he decided to make this disease his cause. Leading Greenwich Hospital’s Prostate Cancer Education Forum, an education and support group, for the past 15 years, Steve immersed himself in research and conferred with oncology and urology experts.
In 2016, Steve provided a gift of $1 million to establish a prostate cancer early detection initiative that funded the purchase of a 3-D imaging navigation system and supports research in coordination with Yale School of Medicine. Because of Steve’s generous donation, men with aggressive prostate cancer will be diagnosed accurately, while men whose cancers are not life-threatening could avoid surgery.
For Greenwich Hospital patients, the impact is clear. This generous gift will support both scientific research and provide a better quality of care. Read more about this technology and research initiative.
PHYSICIAN ADVOCATE: Barbara Ward, MD, Director Breast Center
Breast Surgeon’s Guidance Secures Leading Biopsy System
As a premier healthcare facility, Greenwich Hospital invests in the most advanced diagnostic and treatment technology available for our physicians’ use.
Recently, Barbara Ward, MD, a nationally acclaimed breast surgeon and medical director of the Breast Center helped the hospital to make the sound decision to acquire the Affirm breast biopsy guidance system.
Funds raised through our 2016 Gala for Greenwich Hospital paid for this purchase.
Said Dr. Ward
“Our patients receive quality breast care close to home, provided by a multidisciplinary team that works together to coordinate services and identify the best treatment options. That’s one of the reasons survival rates for patients treated for cancer at the Breast Center exceed the national average.”
The Affirm system pinpoints breast cancer for early detection and accurate diagnosis. Benefits also include a comfortable upright position for the patient and reduced exposure to radiation. Perhaps most encouraging, the Affirm has spared many patients the need for surgical biopsy.
The Breast Center (part of the Smilow Cancer Hospital Greenwich Hospital campus) received a full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), an accreditation only given to centers that commit to providing the highest level of quality breast care.