Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut, has announced a $5 million endowment gift from the Jean and David W. Wallace Foundation in support of neuroscience-driven patient care, research, and education.
The gift will establish the Jean and David W. Wallace Medical Director Neurovascular Surgery Program, enhancing the hospital's capacity to deliver innovative techniques and technology in treating patients with stroke, carotid disease, brain aneurysms, and vascular malformations of the brain and spinal cord and strengthening its partnership with Yale New Haven Health and Yale School of Medicine. Well-known cerebrovascular neurosurgeon Akli Zetchi will serve as the program's first director.
A longtime supporter of the hospital, the foundation recently gave $4.25 million toward construction of a neuroscience interventional laboratory featuring sophisticated 3D technology and an EEG system for advanced monitoring of patients having seizures.
"This is a groundbreaking investment in Greenwich Hospital as it recognizes the extraordinary talent of one of our revered physicians while ensuring the future of neurovascular surgical services in perpetuity," said Greenwich Hospital president Diane P. Kelly. "The Jean and David W. Wallace Foundation are leading the way in support of our Greenwich Hospital endowment with a gift that will benefit our community with accessibility to the highest level of neurovascular care at any hour of the day."