Greenwich Hospital announced on Monday that Terry Betteridge, CEO of Betteridge, will be presented with The President’s Award, at the hospital’s annual Gala fundraiser on October 24 at Greenwich Country Club.
Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the hospital’s nationally-recognized oncology services department. Greenwich residents Sabrina Forsythe, Mary Rolla and Jennifer Seidel are co-chairing this major event.
The President’s Award is given to an individual for their dedication to Greenwich Hospital and the communities it serves.
“As a businessman and native resident of Greenwich, Terry Betteridge has come to embody the essence of civic mindedness,” said Norman Roth, the hospital’s interim president and chief executive officer.
Betteridge has been chief executive officer of Betteridge fine jewelers since taking over the business from his father in the mid-1970s. From its landmark location on Greenwich Avenue, he has transformed the company into one of the leading hi-end jewelry designers and retailers in the world with stores in Greenwich, Palm Beach, Beaver Creek and Vail and serving a global clientele.
According to Betteridge, the award is particularly meaningful coming from an institution that has served him and his family for generations. “Greenwich Hospital is not only in the literal heart of Greenwich, but for those of us who’ve been here since childhood, it was the first arms around our brothers and sisters; our children as they were born and it remains in our hearts always,” said Betteridge. “The award means the world to an old fellow who has seen this institution watch over us all so well. I am humbled and honored to be recognized in this way.”
Comprehensive care for cancer patients and their families. Oncology services provided at the Smilow Cancer Hospital/Greenwich Hospital Campus help patients and their loved ones navigate the challenging steps from diagnosis and treatment to recovery and survivorship. Our nationally recognized team of surgeons, physicians and clinicians deliver advanced care using the latest, state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment technology with skill and compassion.
Greenwich Hospital is the only hospital in the state to offer IORT, a revolutionary new radiation treatment for women with early stage breast cancer, as well as the newest generation of 3D tomosynthesis mammography, 4D stereotactic body radiation therapy, advanced chemotherapy infusion, minimally invasive surgical techniques and genetic screening. In addition, the affiliation with the Smilow Cancer Hospital provides unique access to world class cancer specialists, research and national clinical trials. Breast cancer survival rates at the hospital’s Breast Center surpass those of the nation. Last year, patients made more than 38,500 visits to Greenwich Hospital’s cancer center.
Making Waves. Co-chairs Forsythe, Rolla and Seidel have selected OCEAN, as the theme for this year’s décor, masterfully created by designer Reed McIlvaine of Renny & Reed Floral and Event Designs in New York. With the help of a committee of volunteers, they are planning an evening of elegance and surprise which will include silent, live and fine wine auctions with lively entertainment provided by Billy Stone Band/Hank Lane Music.
Sponsorship, advertising, auction and volunteer opportunities are available at various levels for this event. For more information, the Special Events team at (203) 863-3865 or email [email protected] Additional information can also be found on Greenwich Hospital Foundation’s website: giving.greenhosp.org.
Greenwich Hospital is a member of Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS). It is a 206-bed (includes 32 isolettes) community hospital serving lower Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York.
Opened 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 excellence.
Greenwich Hospital Foundation is committed to securing the funds needed for the hospital to fulfill its mission of extending the highest quality of safe and compassionate healthcare to everyone in our region, regardless of their ability to pay.v