GREENWICH, Conn. -- The 2016 Gala for Greenwich Hospital will be held Saturday at Greenwich Country Club to support a comprehensive range of diagnostic and interventional cardiac services offered at the hospital.
Community leaders, celebrity guests and longtime hospital supporters will be among the 350 event attendees.
At the gala, Dr. James R. Sabetta, director of infectious diseases, internal medicine and assistant chief of staff, will receive the President’s Award for his many years of dedicated service to the hospital and his outstanding achievement and commitment to his patients.
As assistant chief of staff, Sabetta plays an integral role in helping to shape all divisions of medical services at the hospital, according to a release from Greenwich Hospital.
“Dr. Sabetta’s expertise in his field is unparalleled, and the infectious disease section at Greenwich Hospital was built under his leadership," said Norman G. Roth, president of Greenwich Hospital. "Today, it is one of the most comprehensive programs for inpatient and outpatient care of all infectious diseases."
Gala chairwomen Gretchen Bylow, Dr. Kim Nichols and Jennifer Seidel selected a Parisian cabaret theme for this year’s décor. With the help of a committee of volunteers, they are planning a black tie evening of elegance and surprise that will include silent, live and fine wine auctions with entertainment by the Starlight Orchestra.
The gala will be from 6-11 p.m. Greenwich Country Club is at 19 Doubling Road, Greenwich.
Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, claiming the lives of more than 600,000 Americans – that’s one in every four deaths – a year.
Greenwich Hospital recognizes the importance of delivering the highest standards of cardiac care by offering a comprehensive range of specialized cardiac services, including screening, prevention, emergency care, treatment and rehabilitation programs. As one of the few providers in the region to offer emergency angioplasty, Greenwich Hospital is an essential community resource when a few minutes could mean the difference between life and death.