Greenwich Hospital (Connecticut)
|Yale New Haven Health|
|Location||Greenwich, Connecticut, United States|
|Affiliated university||Yale University School of Medicine
New York Medical College
|Emergency department||Level II|
|Lists||Hospitals in Connecticut|
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 New York Medical College, 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.
Greenwich Hospital has sub-specialties that include cardiology, geriatrics, oncology, orthopedics, obstetrics and home care.
The hospital is located on a 9-acre (3.6 ha) campus on Perryridge Road, northwest of downtown Greenwich. To the southwest of the main hospital building, across the traffic circle (at the intersection of Perryridge Road, Lake Avenue, Lafayette Place and William Street) is the Sherman and Gloria H. Cohen Pavilion, which houses the Smilow Cancer Hospital Greenwich Hospital Campus, home to the Bendheim Cancer Center and the Breast Center. The hospital has an Endoscopy Center at 500 W. Putnam Ave., and a Healthy Living Center and IVF services at 55 Holly Hill Lane. At 2015 West Main St. on the Stamford-Greenwich border, the hospital has a diagnostic center. The hospital also has a Yale New Haven Children's Hospital Campus at the pediatric specially center.
The hospital is licensed as an acute care facility by the state Department of Public Health & Addiction Services.
After being chartered in 1903, the hospital began service on September 12, 1906 in the Octagon House on Milbank Avenue with four attendings, ten consulting doctors, two nursing staff and seven student nurses. At that time the hospital had 24 beds.
In 1914 Commodore Elias C. Benedict, a town resident, offered to partly finance the building of a new hospital building on Perryridge Road. The first building was felt by many to be 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 big 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 the following year.
Growing demand for hospital services meant that a new building was opened on Perry Lane on May 5, 1951. Over the years new wings were added to that building, with the last addition being the South Wing in 1965.
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.
In 1998, the hospital affiliated itself with Yale New Haven Health System.
Olive and Thomas J. Watson Jr. Pavilion
- Another, older and larger Greenwich Hospital is in London, England.
- List of hospitals in Connecticut
- A 1906 postcard view of nearby Lafayette Place
-  Greenwich Hospital Credentials, accessed July 1, 2015
-  Greenwich Hospital Annual Report, accessed June 12, 2014
- Sciaudone, Christiana, "Stay or go? Hospital considers its options" (about Stamford Hospital), The Advocate of Stamford, Connecticut, January 8, 2006
-  From Greenwich Hospital Web site, "About Greenwich Hospital: History" section, which includes several linked Web pages (1-8), accessed September 4, 2006
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