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Doctors of Distinction honors three Yale New Haven Health providers

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Greenwich, CT (Sept. 26, 2023) – Two Greenwich Hospital physicians and a nurse from Northeast Medical Group (NEMG) were recently honored by Doctors of Distinction for playing a vital role in advancing health care. All three are members of Yale New Haven Health.

Athanassios Petrotos, MD, a Yale Medicine surgeon who is the medical director of Greenwich Hospital’s Trauma program, received the “Lifetime Achievement” award. Sandra Wainwright, MD, an NEMG physician who is medical director of the Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care at Greenwich Hospital, received the “Cutting Edge” award. Jacquelyn Trenck, RN, who works at NEMG’s Obstetrics & Gynecology office in Stamford, received the “Outstanding Nurse” award.

As a physician in the Greek Army, Dr. Petrotos decided to train in the United States after he was assigned to a NATO hospital in Italy following the first Gulf War. He specializes in elective general surgery, emergency general surgery and trauma surgery using robotic minimally invasive techniques. He considers building a good rapport with a patient an art.

Dr. Wainwright was honored for devising a way to treat COVID patients with severe hypoxemic respiratory failure with hyperbaric oxygen before vaccinations were widely available. She is known internationally for treating long COVID with hyperbaric oxygen. Dr. Wainwright was the first critical care physician on call when the pandemic hit Yale New Haven Health.

Trenck began her 17-year nursing career at Greenwich Hospital in Labor and Delivery. In 2017, she transitioned to the outpatient setting with NEMG. Trenck was honored for using her clinical expertise to educate and care for prenatal patients throughout their pregnancies.

The three honorees received the awards during a ceremony on Sept. 21 sponsored by Westfair Business Journal.

Greenwich Hospital is a member of Yale New Haven Health. Greenwich is a 206-bed (includes 32 isolettes) community hospital serving lower Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. It is a academic affiliate of Yale School of Medicine. Since opening in 1903, Greenwich Hospital has evolved into a progressive medical center and teaching institution representing all medical specialties and offering a wide range of medical, surgical, diagnostic and wellness programs. Greenwich Hospital is recognized throughout the healthcare industry as a leader in service and patient satisfaction excellence. Greenwich Hospital has the prestigious Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor of nursing excellence.

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