Greenwich Hospital President and CEO Frank A. Corvino will retire in December after 26 years with the company, closing his 43-year career in health care, the hospital announced. He will also retire from his executive vice president position with the Yale New Haven Health System by the end of the year.
Corvino joined Greenwich Hospital in 1988 as the senior vice president and chief operating officer. He was promoted to president and CEO in 1991 and became the executive vice president of the Yale Haven Health System in 1998, according to the announcement. He brought Greenwich Hospital into the Yale New Haven System the same year.
Frank A. Corvino
Greenwich Hospital was nationally reputed for exceptional patient experience for five consecutive years during Corvino’s tenure, the announcement said.
“I have been privileged to serve the Greenwich community for over 25 years and honored to work alongside some of the best physicians and staff in the country,” Corvino said in a statement. “While this was a very difficult decision for me and my family, I am leaving at a time when patient care and safety is at an all-time high and the hospital is well positioned for the future.”
Corvino, who had been an advocate of providing a modern and comfortable patient care environment, launched two $70 million campaigns, which resulted in the opening of the Leona and Harry B. Helmsley medical building in 1999 and the Thomas and Olive C. Watson pavilion in 2006.
Although Corvino is retiring, he has agreed to assist the hospital with development and fundraising, said Dan Mosley, Greenwich Hospital board of trustees president.
Corvino serves on the boards of the Connecticut Hospital Association, Greenwich Emergency Medical Services, ONS Foundation and Cabrini Elder Care in Westchester County, N.Y. He has received awards, including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the Malcolm T. MacEachern CEO Award. He was also honored by the Columbus Citizen’s Foundation.