Hospital receives donation for cardiovascular services

On hand for the presentation of the $500,000 gift to the hospital were, from left, Stacey Green, director of volunteer services, Louis De Bergalis, Auxiliary vice president, Thomas White, Auxiliary president, John Toner, auxiliary past president, Frank Corvino, president and CEO, and Christopher Howes chief of cardiology.

On hand for the presentation of the $500,000 gift to the hospital were, from left, Stacey Green, director of volunteer services, Louis De Bergalis, Auxiliary vice president, Thomas White, Auxiliary president, John Toner, auxiliary past president, Frank Corvino, president and CEO, and Christopher Howes chief of cardiology.

More community members will be able to take a deep breath thanks to the Greenwich Hospital Auxiliary, which made a $500,000 donation on Sept. 30 to benefit cardiovascular services at Greenwich Hospital.

The auxiliary, formed in 1906 and originally known as the Greenwich Hospital volunteer corps, to date has contributed more than $9.5 million through proceeds from its thrift shop, gift shop and annual fund-raising efforts. Past donations have funded new technology and state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and supported hospital services, including emergency, maternity and hyperbaric medicine and wound healing, among others.

The auxiliary also funds annual scholarships for high school graduates studying for healthcare careers.

“The Auxiliary is an essential arm of this hospital,” said Frank Corvino, president and CEO of Greenwich Hospital. “Their unwavering dedication to our mission and generous support of vital services and programs at Greenwich Hospital enhance patient care and safety across the board.”

“This generous gift is greatly appreciated and will provide tremendous benefit to the hospital’s Cardiology Department and the patients who use our services,” said Christopher Howes, chief of cardiology.

“It’s an honor to have our work supported by the auxiliary.”

Sept. 30 was also a special day, as outgoing auxiliary president John Toner welcomed his successor, Thomas E. White, Esq. of Larchmont, N.Y., and a new slate of officers, including Louis De Bergalis, Sally Lochner and Sandra Hill, all of Greenwich.

“Greenwich Hospital is extremely proud and humbled by the amazing work of its auxiliary and volunteer force,” said Stacey Green, director of volunteer services. “Each year, nearly 700 volunteers contribute to the success of the hospital by volunteering approximately 70,000 hours of service.”

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