Message from Sharon Gallagher-Klass, Auxiliary President

The Greenwich Hospital Auxiliary continues to thrive as a vital presence at the hospital and in the surrounding community. Established in 1950, fiscal year 2019 completed the Auxiliary’s 69th year in existence. A very special thank you goes out to the 524 volunteers this year who gave a combined 44,518 hours of their time, support and caring for Greenwich Hospital patients. 

The organization not only provides a volunteer service to the hospital but also a philanthropic arm that helps to financially support the hospitals growth plan. The Auxiliary’s $200,000 contribution to the hospital completed its fifth and final year of a $1,000,000 pledge to the Cardiology Department. Additionally, a $50,000 check was presented to the hospital as part of a $200,000 four year pledge funding Telestroke services in the Emergency Department. This check represented the second year of our four year commitment. 

At our annual meeting held in Oct. 1 was thrilled to announce that the Auxiliary approved a gift of $800,000 in support of the hospital’s Pediatrics Department. This four year gift will fund as well as name the Labor and Delivery Waiting Room and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nursing Station. We are happy to support this project as part of our ongoing dedication to Greenwich Hospital as a leader in healthcare. 

As my first year as President of the Greenwich Hospital Auxiliary comes to a close I am so proud to be a part of the rich history of the Auxiliary and a part of this wonderful and dedicated group of volunteers who give their time, energy and compassion in the service of others. I look forward to next year and to continuing the wonderful work of the Auxiliary. 

Volunteers Do Make a Difference