Greenwich Hospital Celebrates Opening Of Long Ridge Medical Center

Collaborates with Yale Medicine Center for Musculoskeletal Care, Northeast Medical Group

Stamford, CT (Sept. 13, 2016) – Greenwich Hospital hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday to officially open a new outpatient facility, the Long Ridge Medical Center in Stamford.

Approximately 150 people gathered at 260 Long Ridge Road to celebrate the grand opening of the 50,000-square-foot facility, a collaborative effort between Greenwich Hospital, Yale Medicine and its Center for Musculoskeletal Care, and primary care physicians with Yale New Haven Health’s Northeast Medical Group (NEMG).

Designed and furnished with patient comfort and convenience in mind, the Long Ridge Medical Center represents the largest, most comprehensive outpatient site spearheaded by Greenwich Hospital.

“We have combined expert testing and specialty services from Greenwich with the top doctors from the Center for Musculoskeletal Care and Northeast Medical Group,” said Norman G. Roth, Greenwich Hospital president. “Our goal is to develop a ring of outpatient centers so area patients don’t need to travel to the hospital for outpatient care. Most importantly, patients will receive the same quality care in Stamford that we are nationally recognized for at Greenwich Hospital.”

At Long Ridge, Greenwich Hospital will provide physical and occupational therapy, along with comprehensive diagnostic imaging, including CT scan, MRI, X-ray, ultrasound and bone densitometry. Rheumatology and neurology infusion along with blood draw services are also available.

Staffed by physicians from Yale Medicine, the Center for Musculoskeletal Care will offer multidisciplinary services, including orthopedics, sports medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, physiatry and rheumatology. NEMG physicians will provide adult primary care services.

“About 40 to 50 percent of primary care patients have musculoskeletal issues,” said Prathibha Varkey, MBBS, president and chief executive officer for NEMG, who believes co-locating musculoskeletal experts and primary care providers is the most effective way to provide patient-centered care.

Mary O’Connor, MD, director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Care at Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital, believes Long Ridge Medical Center’s “integrated team approach will set a new standard for patient-centered care” for conditions that impair the muscles, joints, bones and nervous system.

“We are focused on creating a superior patient experience which results in a more engaged patient and better outcomes,” added O’Connor, who is a professor of orthopedics and rehabilitation at Yale School of Medicine.

Among those attending the ribbon cutting event were Stamford Mayor David Martin, community leaders, and physicians from Greenwich Hospital and the entire Yale New Haven Health System.

Conveniently located between the Merritt Parkway and Interstate 95, the Long Ridge Medical Center is located at 260 Long Ridge Road in Stamford, on the second floor of the Long Ridge Health and Science building, property of BLT Industries.

Cutting the ribbon at the Long Ridge Medical Center were (l-r) Heather Eastman, Greenwich Hospital interim Facilities director; Sue Brown, RN, MSN, Greenwich Hospital CNO/EVP of Operations and Patient Care Services; Margie Guglin, YNHHS VP, Clinical Project Management; Marc Kosak, Greenwich Hospital SVP of Administration; Marna Borgstrom, YNHHS CEO and president; Norman Roth, Greenwich Hospital president; Paul Taheri, MD, Yale Medicine CEO; Mary O’Connor, MD, director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Care; Marie Follo, YNHHS director of Practice Management; Kimbirly Moriarty, YNHHS chief of Network Strategy; Prathibha Varkey, MBBS, Northeast Medical Group CEO; and Thomas Madden, director of Economic Development, Stamford.

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