Norman Roth appointed president of Greenwich Hospital

Norman G. Roth has been named president of Greenwich Hospital and executive vice president of Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS). Roth was appointed interim president and CEO of Greenwich Hospital Jan. 1, after serving as the hospital's interim chief operating officer (COO) since August 2014. Prior to that, he served as the COO at Bridgeport Hospital from 2011 to 2014. Roth has been a part of YNHHS for more than 35 years, joining Yale New Haven Hospital in 1979 as administrative director for Emergency Services.

"Norman brings exceptional experience in the healthcare field and has been a champion for the patient throughout his stand-out career within our health system," said Marna P. Borgstrom, president and CEO, YNHHS. "We are delighted that he has accepted our offer to serve as the president of Greenwich Hospital."

Before being appointed COO at Bridgeport Hospital, Roth served as a senior vice president at Yale New Haven Hospital and YNHHS. In that role Roth led the planning, design and completion of the 500,000-square-foot Smilow Cancer Hospital, which formally opened in in New Haven in 2010, all while maintaining responsibility for overseeing Engineering, Environmental Services, Facilities Services, Laboratory Services, Pathology, Perioperative Services, Radiology and Security, among other services.

Before joining Yale New Haven Hospital, Roth held positions at Blue Cross/ Blue Shield of Connecticut and the Veterans Administration Hospital in West Haven.

He formally succeeds Frank Corvino, who retired as president and CEO of Greenwich Hospital Dec. 31, 2014 after 26 years of service. Roth earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the American University in Washington, DC, and a master's degree in health care and hospital administration from George Washington University, also in Washington, DC. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Roth and his wife Carolyn have two children and three grandchildren.