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Providing critical care when it counts the most

A message from the president of Greenwich Hospital

Few of us ever think about the importance of having access to nearby trauma services, until the unthinkable happens. Your husband falls off the roof while hanging the Christmas lights. Your daughter breaks a collar bone while riding a bicycle. A friend gets injured in a car accident.

At that moment, the need to get to a hospital that offers trauma services is crucial. Fortunately, Greenwich Hospital is equipped and staffed to provide care for patients suffering from traumatic injuries resulting from falls, motor vehicle collisions and other events.

Our team of experts – Emergency Medicine physicians, surgeons, nurses, physician assistants, radiologists, anesthesiologists, pharmacists and support staff – has specialized education and training. We have developed consistent processes and procedures that enable doctors and staff to give the best care to an injured patient.

Greenwich Hospital provides this specialized care by collaborating with our community partners, including Greenwich Emergency Medical Service and Port Chester-Rye-Rye Brook Emergency Medical Service. Our nurses and doctors also take part in community health fairs to provide information about bike safety and fall prevention to avoid traumatic events in the first place.

At Greenwich Hospital, we recognize that a hospital that offers trauma services is a valuable asset to the community. That’s why we are now in the process of becoming an officially designated trauma center after years of providing high-level trauma care to our neighbors.

Hopefully, you and your family never need to use our trauma services. But if you do, rest assured that we are prepared and equipped to provide critical care when it counts the most.

- Diane P. Kelly, President