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Lynne and Richard Pasculano Donate a Landmark $14 Million to Support Smilow Cancer Care Center Greenwich Hospital and Name the Pasculano Radiation Oncology Center

September 15, 2020
by Julie Lapin

Greenwich Hospital today announced that it received a landmark gift of $14 million to establish the Pasculano Radiation Oncology Center at the Smilow Cancer Care Center Greenwich Hospital.

The gift will be used toward the construction of the Smilow Cancer Care Center pavilion and adjacent Healing Garden. In partnership with Yale School of Medicine and Yale Cancer Center, patients here will have local access to the most advanced oncological academic research, technologies and clinical care. Services will include medical and surgical oncology, radiation oncology and infusion bays. Access to a specially designed Healing Garden will offer patients and their families an oasis of calm and comfort.

Lynne and Richard Pasculano noted, “We felt this was a wonderful opportunity to make a major commitment to our community. Having lived in Greenwich since 1974, we have seen Greenwich Hospital evolve as an important provider of health service to the town as well as surrounding areas. We are confident that these funds are in very good hands and will be used in the most efficient manner possible. This really was a ‘no-brainer’ for us!”

The Pasculano gift is the single largest philanthropic gift in Greenwich Hospital’s history and represents the latest milestone for the hospital as it unfurls a multidisciplinary clinical growth plan and expansion of services in the region. Its network of Yale Medicine physicians and multispecialty care facilities now reach into Stamford, CT and Westchester County, NY.

The clinical growth plan, initiated by the bold leadership of Norman Roth who will retire at the end of this month, dramatically enhances specialty and subspecialty care in pediatrics, heart and vascular, neuroscience and oncology. Greenwich Hospital’s core practice of patient-centered care remains its guiding principle. This distinctive hallmark will usher in a new standard of cancer care and treatment within Smilow Cancer Care Center Greenwich Hospital.

Diane Kelly, DNP, MBA, RN Greenwich Hospital president said, “Lynne and Richard Pasculano’s extraordinary philanthropy is truly historic and will help to transform Greenwich Hospital into the region’s premier destination for oncological care. Their support endorses our clinical growth efforts and establishes an enduring legacy, serving as inspiration to our entire community and marking a brilliant inauguration to our campaign efforts for Smilow in Greenwich.”

The Lynne and Richard Pasculano gift marks the launch of Greenwich Hospital’s campaign for the construction of the Smilow Cancer Care Center Greenwich Hospital. The hospital expects to break ground on the new building in 2022 and have it operational in three years.

Submitted by Jessica Collins on September 15, 2020