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Greenwich Hospital Announces Cuts, Changes

GREENWICH, Conn. — The sudden loss of $8.5 million in revenue with the passage of the state budget that went into effect July 1 has forced Greenwich Hospital to make several cost-cutting measures in several programs and services.

President and CEO Frank A. Corvino said Wednesday Greenwich Hospital will:

• Relocate and significantly reduce the services provided through the Center for Integrative Medicine.

• Relocate the cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation and monitored exercise programs of the Healthy Living Center and close the membership-based exercise program.

• Discontinue the audiology service portion of the physical medicine and rehabilitation program.

• Phase out and transfer prescriptions from the outpatient pharmacy.

• Close the outpatient dental clinic, pending CON approval.

• Relocate and restructure the Center for Healthy Aging.

The program and service cuts will occur over the next two months.

"This has been a heart-wrenching experience, more so because we must take these actions through no fault of our own," Corvino said. "We knew that the state budget would present serious implications for the hospital. As a result, we had to make tough, but necessary, decisions to remain fiscally sound and preserve our mission to serve all those in need."

Corvino said the actions taken will not impact quality or safety. "We are committed to delivering high quality care and maintaining the highest safety practices. In taking stock of our programs and services, we ultimately identified ways that would mitigate our deficit while impacting services available to the community and our workforce as minimally as possible."

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