GREENWICH, Conn. -- Dr. Francis X. Walsh, medical director at The Nathaniel Witherell Home in Greenwich, was recently honored with a Doctors of Distinction Award in the category of Lifetime Achievement by the Fairfield County Business Journal.
Walsh has been a member of the medical staff at the Witherell, a nursing facility owned and operated on a not-for-profit basis by the town of Greenwich for 42 years. He has served as the facility’s medical director since 2008.
He oversees 20 doctors and is responsible for supervising the quality of medical care for over 185 skilled nursing care residents and short-term rehab patients.
Walsh, who is 74, has been a physician for more than four decades. He practices nephrology and internal medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Nephrology.
According to Lynn Bausch, Witherell’s Director of Nursing, “Dr. Walsh is a fixture here and is truly the backbone of what goes on in the Witherell community. He is a highly dedicated professional, collaborates with our entire clinical team, and takes the time to answer all of his patients’ questions. He really cares about the residents and rehab patients, and he’s a big proponent of enhancing the quality of life here at the Witherell.”
Along with his private practice and work at The Witherell, Walsh is an attending physician at Greenwich Hospital, where he has been the Director of Nephrology since 1974. He was Chief of the Medical Staff from 1994-1997 and Assistant Chief from 1990-1993 at the hospital.
Walsh received his undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross in 1963 and his medical school degree from New York Medical College in 1967.Following his graduation in 1967, he did his internship and residency at Greenwich Hospital (1967-70), and completed his Fellowship in Nephrology at Duke University Medical Center in 1972.
“He’s highly committed to the Witherell and takes exceptional care of all those who enter our doors,” said Allen Brown, Witherell’s executive director. “It’s a calling -- he’s a devoted physician who has known many of his patients for years and years.”