The Greenwich Hospital Foundation has announced that $800,000 was received in support of the hospital’s Pediatrics Department. The Greenwich Hospital Auxiliary Board agreed to equally fund and name the Labor and Delivery Waiting Room as well as the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nursing Station.
Norman Roth, president & CEO, Greenwich Hospital, said he is thankful for the efforts of the Auxiliary and its volunteers.
“Compassionate volunteers are what make Greenwich Hospital a place where patients feel welcome and safe,” said Roth. “We are grateful to the Auxiliary Board and its wonderful team for their vital support of Greenwich Hospital. We could not be a leader in health care without their dedication.”
Since its establishment in 1950, the Greenwich Hospital Auxiliary has donated over $11 million to the hospital. The philanthropic gifts have purchased Hyperbaric Medicine technology, an MRI machine and a hospital-wide satellite TV system. In 2014, the Auxiliary made a $1 million pledge toward the expansion of Cardiovascular Services. In 2018, the Auxiliary provided $200,000 toward Emergency Telestroke Services, and in 2017, it underwrote the purchase of surgical equipment and a biopsy device for the Breast Center.
“We understand the critical need to have exceptional health care nearby,” said Port Chester resident Sharon Gallagher-Klass, Auxiliary president and member of the hospital’s Board of Trustees. “We consider our support of Greenwich Hospital as serving the greater good and we are proud to do what we can both financially and with volunteerism to advance the hospital’s clinical growth plan and further establish it as a premier healthcare facility.”
Since 1903, Greenwich Hospital has provided health care for the region, and it is now in partnership with Yale New Haven Health and Yale Medicine. Pediatric specialty and subspecialty Yale Medicine physicians now offer their services at a new office at 500 W. Putnam Ave.
The Greenwich Hospital Foundation is committed to securing the funds needed for the hospital to fulfill its mission of extending healthcare to everyone in the region, regardless of their ability to pay. The Greenwich Hospital Auxiliary is the present-day version of Greenwich Hospital’s original volunteer corps, formed in 1906. It is made up of more than 600 volunteers.
Westy Self Storage will be the drop-off spot for a coat drive run by Peace Community Chapel for the second year in a row to help those in need.
The drop-off location will be open through Dec. 1 at Westy, located at 80 Brownhouse Road, two blocks south of I-95’s Exit 6. Items needed include ladies and mens coats, both new and gently used in sizes medium through extra large. Coats collected will go to those in need at the Pacific House and Inspirica in Stamford and Beth-El Center in Milford.
Peace Community Chapel, at 26 Arcadia Road in Old Greenwich, is a faith community that is the size of an extended-family and that actively and joyfully accepts all, without judgment.
Peace Chapel members are working to put faith into action, as they serve the community and the world-at-large. They are inclusive of age, race, sexuality and socioeconomic class and reach people who may not be reached by traditional churches, for whatever reason.
“Last year because of generous donations we were able to provide 385 coats to those in need. Again with the help of the community and our friends at Westy, our goal this year is to meet or surpass that mark,” said Don Adams, pastor of the Peace Community Chapel. “We are so grateful to Westy for hosting a coat drive for us and providing the storage space for the collected items.”
Westy is open for drop offs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Call 203-961-8000 or visit www.westy.com for directions.
“It is our pleasure to again lend a hand to Peace Community Chapel,” said Joe Schweyer, district director of Westy Self Storage in Stamford. “It is important to assist others, especially those in our own backyard.”
Joan Lunden, an award-winning journalist and author from Greenwich, received a standing ovation at the SilverSource Inspiring Lives Luncheon on Oct. 16 for her advice on caring for older family members, and her celebration of the SilverSource mission.
Over 280 community and business leaders attended the annual luncheon at Woodway Country Club in Darien. The event raised funds for SilverSource Inc, an 111-year-old organization that helps provides a safety net to older residents in crisis.
“Senior care is about how you retain that senior’s human dignity, self-respect and self-esteem, when suddenly we become the parent to our parents,” she said. “That role reversal is a tough one, and there’s a lot of different emotions that a senior goes through, and the caregivers, too.”
“Most of us are not prepared for when loved ones will need care,” SilverSource Executive Director Kathleen Bordelon said. “When the necessity for caregiving arises, we help seniors in need and their families navigate the challenges of aging and assist them with the resources they need.”
The event honored four generations of the Cingari family, who were presented with a SilverSource Inspiring Lives Award for their impact on the community.
The proprietors of 11 stores that make up ShopRite Grade A Markets Inc., the Cingaris host fundraisers, fund scholarships, donate food and provide a bus to pick up seniors so they may do their weekly grocery shopping.
“We as individuals, as a family, as leaders of our communities feel privileged to be able to give back,” said Tom Cingari. “Community service is not something we do, it’s something we live.”
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Post time: Nov-04-2019