Under the Stars Fundraiser to Benefit Greenwich Hospital NICU and Pediatrics

Under the Stars

Infant and children’s health will benefit from Greenwich Hospital’s Under the Stars event on June 27. Tickets are on sale for this popular annual summer fundraiser to be held at Riverside Yacht Club from 6:30 to 11:30pm.

This ever-popular summer fundraiser benefits the hospital’s smallest and most vulnerable patients who need the services of the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric Department. Greenwich residents Brooke Bremer and April Larken are serving as co-chairs.

Greenwich residents Brooke Bremer and April Larken are serving as co-chairs.

Greenwich residents Brooke Bremer and April Larken are serving as co-chairs of “Under the Stars” fundraiser for Greenwich Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric Department. Contributed photo

“Greenwich Hospital is committed to providing the infants and children in our region with the highest quality of health care in a safe and caring environment,” noted Norman G. Roth, president of Greenwich Hospital.

“We are grateful for the generous support we receive from individuals and businesses who help us achieve this mission,” Mr. Roth added.

On this festive occasion, Greenwich Hospital will honor Jeanne Van Sciver, RNC, CCE, perinatal/neonatal senior coordinator, who has cared for new mothers and children at Greenwich Hospital for more than 34 years.

“Greenwich Hospital provides vital, cutting edge healthcare services to our community. It’s critical that we unite in our support to keep it on the forefront of medicine and to maintain and expand its proven record of excellence,” said Bremer, who is co-chairing this event for the second year.

A casual, mid-summer event, Under the Stars is expected to draw more than 400 guests from Fairfield and Westchester counties. Under a canopy of evening stars, attendees will enjoy cocktails, dinner and dancing against the scenic backdrop of the Long Island Sound. The evening will include an exciting array of silent, live and wine auction items. Dinner will be followed by dancing to the sounds of DJ Christopher Sealey.

Health services to children from birth through adolescence are provided by Greenwich Hospital on more than 20,000 occasions each year. The staff in the Pediatric Department includes pediatricians, medical specialists, nutritionists, therapists, psychologists and other experts who deliver a full range of inpatient and outpatient programs. The NICU provides round-the-clock care for infants as young as 27 gestational weeks from a highly trained team of neonatologists, neonatal nurses and nurse practitioners. The unit is equipped with the latest lifesaving technology to give struggling infants their greatest chance for a healthy outcome.

Tickets for Under the Stars are available at varying levels of support: Benefactor tickets at $1,000 or $10,000 for a table of ten; Sponsor tickets at $500 or $5,000 for a table of ten; Patron tickets at $350 or $3,500 for a table of ten; Friend tickets at $250 or $2,500 for a table of ten.

Greenwich Hospital acknowledges event sponsors: Acqua Panna, Cord Blood Registry, CRAVE Boutique, Equinox, Greenwich Magazine, Jeffrey Shaw Photography, Nestlé Waters North America, Perrier, S. Pellegrino, Sebass Events, Serendipity Magazine and Vineyard Vines.

To purchase tickets and for information about underwriting, sponsorships and magazine advertising opportunities, contact the Special Events team at (203) 863-3865 or email events@greenwichhospital.org. Additional information can also be found on Greenwich Hospital Foundation’s website: www.giving.greenhosp.org/UTS-events.

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.


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  • Beautiful! It is so important to raise money for NICUs. My daughter Joy was born at 23 weeks in 2012. Due to modern medicine and prayers she is doing great today. I hemorrhaged at 17 weeks for the first of 4 times because of 100% placenta previa, which turned into placenta accreta (which I believe was caused by 3 prior c-sections). After she came home from 121 days in the NICU, I wrote a memoir called “From Hope To Joy” about my life-threatening
 pregnancy and my daughter’s 4 months in the NICU (with my 3 young sons at 
home), which is now available on both the Amazon and Barnes&Noble websites. It was quite a roller 
coaster that I am certain some of you have been on or are currently riding on. My mission is to provide hope to women struggling with
 high-risk pregnancies, encourage expectant mothers to educate themselves before 
electing cesarean deliveries, provide families of premature babies a realistic 
look at what lies ahead in their NICU journey, and show that miracles can 
happen, and hope can turn into joy.
 Please see my website http://www.micropreemie.net and http://www.facebook.com/jenniferdegl

  • Matt Lechner

    Greenwich Hospital needs to grow up a little, and quick. They have been confronted with extremely serious evidence of physician wrongdoing on the part of two physicians acting in tandem to terrorize a patient by sadistically withholding medication – and the response of the Hospital is “not our problem – they are in private practice” per Spike Lipschutz MD acting in concert with the Hospital’s president Norman Roth. Both physicians are foreign nationals, one Iranian, and one Italian – to the best of our knowledge. “not our problem – they are in private practice” ………….. wow that is some answer. They work under the direct authority of Greenwich Hospital. This is like an answer from a Mob Lawyer, from Greenwich Hospital. And, of course, they supress email and internet access to responsible parties, only allowing communication via ground mail. Very cute. Bringing in doctors from Iran and Italy, they act like thugs, and the “new” Greenwich Hospital backs them with legal double-talk. Speaking as someone who has had a lifetime of contact with Greenwich physicians, and pretty much excellent experience across the board, all I can say is that there is a rather unpleasant odor emanating from the “new” Greenwich Hospital. A rather unpleasant odor.