Greenwich Hospital’s enthusiastic supporters and friends gathered in celebration at Greenwich Country Club on May 20, 2022 for the hospital’s annual Benefit, raising funds for key areas of growth in Oncology, Behavioral Health, Heart and Vascular, Children’s and Neuroscience.
The Benefit for Greenwich Hospital held new meaning, returning after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The sold-out evening honored former Greenwich Hospital Board of Trustees Chair Arthur C. Martinez, Mrs. Elizabeth Martinez and family, as well as physician Dr. James A. Brunetti.
Former Today Show co-host and longtime Riverside resident Kathie Lee Gifford delighted guests as the event’s master of ceremonies, and an exciting live auction was let by the renowned auctioneer Lydia Fenet of Christie’s Auction House.
One of the evening’s most poignant moments took place when a poem was read from a book created by Greenwich Hospital’s Emergency Department staff about their experiences during the pandemic. Throughout the reading, images of Greenwich Hospital’s employees during the height of COVID-19 illuminated the stage. Upon completion of the reading, members of the Greenwich Hospital frontline took to the stage and were met with a standing ovation. Their backdrop was a reproduction of the mural created by artist Rick Garcia, commissioned by C. Parker Gallery as a gift to Greenwich Hospital in recognition of the hospital’s work over the past two years.
The power of investment made possible by all who supported this year’s Benefit directly impacts the continued growth of Greenwich Hospital’s centers of excellence within clinical areas important to our community, truly making the evening, “Our Benefit, For Your Benefit.”