Greenwich Hospital (Connecticut)

Coordinates: 41°02′06″N 73°37′51″W / 41.035°N 73.6307°W / 41.035; -73.6307
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Greenwich Hospital
Yale New Haven Health
LocationGreenwich, Connecticut, United States
Coordinates41°02′06″N 73°37′51″W / 41.035°N 73.6307°W / 41.035; -73.6307
Affiliated universityYale University School of Medicine
Emergency departmentLevel II
ListsHospitals in Connecticut

Greenwich Hospital is a teaching hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut, serving people in lower Fairfield County and lower Westchester County, New York.

A member of Yale New Haven Health System, Greenwich Hospital is a teaching institution. It has an internal medicine residency program and is a major academic affiliate of Yale School of Medicine. The hospital is also affiliated with Columbia University School of Social Work, Fairfield University School of Nursing and Graduate School of Education, Norwalk Community College, Pace University, and Westchester Community College Respiratory Therapy, among others.[1]

In its 2020 fiscal year, the hospital reported 12,737 inpatient and 253,779 outpatient discharges. During the same period, the hospital emergency department had 32,534 visits.[2]

Greenwich Hospital has sub-specialties that include geriatrics, oncology, orthopedics, obstetrics, pediatrics, ophthalmology and home care.[3]

The hospital is located on a campus on Perryridge Road, northwest of downtown Greenwich.[4]

The main campus encompasses the Helmsley Medical Building and the Thomas and Olive C. Watson Pavilion. Located across the street from the hospital at 77 Lafayette Place, the Sherman and Gloria H. Cohen Pavilion houses the Smilow Cancer Hospital Greenwich Hospital Campus, home to the Bendheim Cancer Center and the Breast Center. Greenwich Hospital also has an Endoscopy Center at 500 W. Putnam Avenue, the Greenwich Fertility Center, Helmsley Ambulatory Surgery Center, and the Weight Loss & Diabetes Center at 55 Holly Hill Lane, a facility for diagnostic imaging and physical therapy at 2015 W. Main Street in Stamford, Conn., as well as multiple satellite blood draw stations.[5]

Greenwich Hospital is licensed as an acute care facility by the Connecticut Department of Public Health & Addiction Services. In 2017, it opened the Steven and Betsy Coman Palliative Care Center.

The hospital has 777 medical staff and 1,790 employees overall.[2] Diane Kelly is president of Greenwich Hospital,[6] which is a nonprofit institution governed by a volunteer board of trustees.


After being chartered in 1903, the hospital began service on September 12, 1906 in the Octagon House on Milbank Avenue, with four attending physicians, ten consulting doctors, two registered nurses, and seven student nurses.[7] At that time the hospital had 24 beds.

In 1914 Commodore Elias C. Benedict, a town resident, offered partial financing to erect a new hospital building on Perryridge Road. The first building was regarded by many as inadequate. One of the people influential in suggesting the gift to Benedict was Luke Vincent Lockwood, Benedict's lawyer and a close friend of hospital founder Dr. Fritz Carleton Hyde. Initially, there was public resistance to the proposed building, with some saying it was too large for the community. World War I delayed construction, although in October 1917, the new facility opened in time to be used in the serious influenza epidemic that occurred the following year.[7]

Because of growing demand for hospital services a new building on 5 Perryridge Road was opened on May 5, 1951. Over the years new wings were added to that building, with the last addition being the South Wing in 1965.[7]

Again the hospital outgrew its building, and a campaign was started to finance a new building. Groundbreaking took place in 1997, and in 1999 the new hospital building opened.[7]

In 1998, Greenwich Hospital affiliated itself with Yale New Haven Health System.

In 2013, the Greenwich Hospital Campus of Yale New Haven's Smilow Cancer Hospital opened, a collaboration between oncologists and specialists from Greenwich Hospital and Yale Cancer Center specialists in the Bendheim Cancer Center's facilities.[8]


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  1. ^ [1] Greenwich Hospital Credentials, accessed July 1, 2015
  2. ^ a b [2] Yale New Haven Health Annual Report 2020, accessed August 28, 2021
  3. ^ "Services - Greenwich Hospital". Greenwich Hospital. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  4. ^ Sciaudone, Christiana, "Stay or go? Hospital considers its options" (about Stamford Hospital), The Advocate of Stamford, Connecticut, January 8, 2006
  5. ^ "Greenwich Hospital - Find a Location". Greenwich Hospital. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Norman Roth named president of Greenwich Hospital: 5 things to know". Beckers Hospital Review.
  7. ^ a b c d [3] Archived 2006-08-15 at the Wayback Machine From Greenwich Hospital Web site, "About Greenwich Hospital: History" section, which includes several linked Web pages (1-8), accessed September 4, 2006
  8. ^ "Smilow Cancer Center Opens Campus at Greenwich Hospital". Jan 22, 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2018.

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