82-year-old Stamford Health volunteer logs 16,000 hours and counting

The 82-year-old has helped thousands of patients at Stamford Health.

Mark Sudol

Apr 24, 2023, 9:38 PM

Updated 397 days ago


The longest serving volunteer at Stamford Health is still going.
Sue Greenberg is taking National Volunteer month to a whole new level.
The 82-year-old has helped thousands of patients at Stamford Health.
"I just really enjoy the interaction," said Greenberg.
Greenberg is now in her fifth decade of volunteering at Stamford Health.
She's done everything from delivering supplies to making sure patients feel comfortable.
Greenberg's logged 16,916 volunteer hours. But who's counting.
"My youngest started school so I had more time on my hands, so I decided I wanted to do volunteer work," said Greenberg.
News 12 Connecticut featured Greenberg in 2007 as a hometown hero.
She spent 47 years working at the front desk and in the emergency room.
But when COVID hit, she moved to the Bennett Cancer Center.
"You get more out of it than you put into it. It's so satisfying to get a smile out of somebody who's nervous," said Greenberg.
"She's so kind with our patients and our staff. She always goes above and beyond to do whatever the staff or the patient needs to make our jobs a little easier every day," said Lusine Santa, with the Bennett Cancer Center at Stamford Health.
Greenberg was even there for her husband of 62 years who beat bladder cancer.
"He's going to be 86 and he's doing great," said Greenberg.
Greenberg says she gets her exercise at Stamford Health, logging 4 miles just walking around the hospital.
This grandmother and great grandmother says she's not sure how much longer she'll volunteer.
"I don't know as long as I can," said Greenberg.
As long as she is needed.
Greenberg has also been on the hospital's board of trustees and chaired Stamford Health's centennial celebration.

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