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Norman Roth appointed President of Greenwich Hospital

Monday, June 1, 2015

Greenwich, CT – Norman G. Roth has been named president of Greenwich Hospital and executive vice president of the Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS).

Roth was appointed interim president of Greenwich Hospital on January 1, 2015 after serving as the Hospital’s interim chief operating officer (COO) since August 2014. Prior to that, he served as the COO at Bridgeport Hospital from 2011 to 2014. Roth has been a part of the Yale New Haven Health System for more than 35 years, joining Yale New Haven Hospital in 1979 as the administrative director for Emergency Services.

“Norman brings exceptional experience in the healthcare field and has been a champion for the patient throughout his stand-out career within our Health System,” said Marna P. Borgstrom, president and CEO of Yale New Haven Health System. “We are delighted that he has accepted our offer to serve as the president of Greenwich Hospital.”

Prior to being appointed COO at Bridgeport Hospital, Roth served as a senior vice president at Yale New Haven Hospital and the Yale New Haven Health System. In that role Roth led the planning, design and completion of the 500,000 square-foot Smilow Cancer Hospital which formally opened in New Haven in 2010, all while maintaining responsibility for overseeing Engineering, Environmental Services, Facilities Services, Laboratory Services, Pathology, Perioperative Services, Radiology and Security, among other services.

“I am excited about the opportunity to lead such an exceptional organization,” said Roth. “Having worked with my colleagues in Greenwich since the Hospital joined the Health System in 1998, and from my direct experience over the last year, I recognize that this is a very special place. I am honored to carry on the tradition of great care for the patients we serve.”

“In just a short period of time at Greenwich Hospital, Norman has demonstrated a clear ability to manage difficult and complex issues and has brought a focused commitment to serving our patients and our community,” said Arthur C. Martinez, co-chair of the Greenwich Hospital Board of Trustees. “He has won the trust and support of our medical staff, employees and community.”

Roth formally succeeds Frank Corvino who retired as president and CEO of Greenwich Hospital on December 31, 2014 after 26 years of service.

“We are pleased to officially welcome Norman to the Greenwich Hospital community,” said John L. Townsend, co-chair of the Greenwich Hospital Board of Trustees. “We are absolutely confident that he will continue to drive the high level of excellence in patient care that has so effectively defined Greenwich Hospital throughout our long history.”

Prior to his joining Yale New Haven Hospital, Roth held positions at Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Connecticut and the Veterans Administration Hospital in West Haven.

Roth earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the American University in Washington, DC and a master’s degree in health care and hospital administration from George Washington University, also in Washington, DC. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Roth and his wife Carolyn have two children and three grandchildren.

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. www.greenwichhospital.org

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