Greenwich Hospital receives $3M for neuroscience center
GREENWICH — Greenwich Hospital has passed the halfway point of its multimillion-dollar fundraising goal for a planned state-of-the-art neuroscience center.
Officials say they expect to see its completion early next year.
The Greenwich Hospital Foundation received $3 million last month from several foundations for the purchase of a biplane fluoroscopy machine. The equipment will be used for medical imaging, neurovascular interventions and advanced thrombectomy procedures, which are used to remove clots from inside blocked blood vessels.
The technology will make Greenwich Hospital one of the only facilities in Connecticut to offer the life-saving intervention.
“We will be the first hospitals in the area to provide that level of neurosurgical services,” said Norman Roth, president of Greenwich Hospital.
Neuroscience is a growing field of medicine, Roth said, and the hospital is keeping up with the pace of advancing technologies.
“This program will be specifically addressing stroke management,” he said. “Today, we are a certified stroke center, but this advance in technology will give patients a much greater opportunity for survival and they are returning with a greater quality of life.”
The hospital currently has four full-time neurologists and just hired a neurosurgeon specializing in the spine. Roth said it will soon add one more neurologist to its team.
“Greenwich Hospital already has a highly skilled codray of neurosurgeons,” he said. “We are building on a program that’s already strong.”
The Pasculano Foundation, the Jean and David W. Wallace Foundation and the John L. and Sue Ann Weinberg Foundation each gave $1 million toward the purchase.