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Ormsby Resigns As Chairman At Nathaniel Witherell In Greenwich

David G. Ormsby
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GREENWICH, Conn. — The chairman of a top nursing and rehabilitation center in Greenwich announced his resignation on Monday during the board’s regular meeting.

The Nathaniel Witherell announces Jan. 25 that David G. Ormsby, a member of its Board of Directors since 2004 and its chairman for the last 10 years, will leave the institution.

The nonprofit center is owned and operated by the Town of Greenwich for over 113 years.

“Change is vital to the growth of every institution. Nathaniel Witherell is no exception. With the completion of Project Renew, the time seems right for new leadership. Our staff, headed by Executive Director Allen Brown, and Director of Nursing Lynn Bausch, leads the finest long-term care facility in the state,” Ormsby said.

“Nathaniel Witherell has enjoyed a coveted Medicare five-star rating for every year that rating system has existed. I have been blessed with a fully engaged Board of Directors, which deserves equal credit for our accomplishments. I have also enjoyed the full support of First Selectman Peter Tesei, as well as the town’s Board of Estimate & Taxation and its Representative Town Meeting. For me personally, it has been a challenging but immensely satisfying experience. I leave the Nathaniel Witherell and its Board in excellent hands.”

The Board of Directors accepted Ormsby’s resignation with regret and elected board member Larry Simon to as his successor.

Simon served on the Greenwich Board of Estimate & Taxation from 2000 to 2011and has served on the boards of Greenwich Land Trust, United Way of Greenwich, the Bruce Museum, and the League of Women Voters.

He was a co-founder and officer of Health Management Systems—a major coordinator of benefits for Medicare and Medicaid programs in more than 40 states—from 1974 until his retirement in 1997.

Nathaniel Witherell is a short-term rehab and skilled nursing center located on 20 acres two miles from downtown Greenwich. It reflects the community’s commitment to provide for the town's elderly when home care is no longer an option. The majority of residents have lived their entire lives in Greenwich. It was recently recognized as “one of the best nursing homes in Connecticut” by U.S. News & World Report.

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