A Legacy of Caring

It’s often said that The Nathaniel Witherell is “a Greenwich gem.” Owned and operated by the Town of Greenwich since 1903, the Witherell, a not-for-profit healthcare facility, is dedicated to providing the highest level of skilled nursing care and quality of life for our seniors. We also offer exceptional short-term rehabilitation and sub-acute post-hospitalization care for all those in need.

We treasure our seniors, some of whom taught in our schools, cared for our sick, were our first responders, business owners, neighbors, and friends. The Nathaniel Witherell is here for the families we serve. We’re here for you, too.

The Nathaniel Witherell
Board of Directors

  • Laurence B. Simon, Chairman
  • Suzanne Brown
  • Christopher Carter
  • Nisha Hurst
  • Richard W. Kaplan
  • Joan Merrill
  • Nirmal Patel, MD, MPH

Awards and Accolades

A U.S. News & World Report “Best Nursing Home” 2020-21

Named a Best Nursing Home for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report, The Nathaniel Witherell is among only 21% of skilled nursing facilities in the U.S. to receive the distinction. U.S. News gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those that satisfy its assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures.

Top-Ranked for Short-Term Rehabilitation

The Nathaniel Witherell earned a top score of “High-Performing” for Short-Term Rehabilitation from U.S. News and World Report. This rating is given to those that earn top marks for a nursing home's quality of post-acute care for patients recovering from a hospital stay such as after stroke, heart attack, infection or accidental injury.

Low Staff Turnover Rate

The Witherell’s annual nursing staff turnover is 7% compared to an average for nursing homes nationally of 46%, as reported by AARP. Our staff turnover rate is more than 6X lower than the national nursing home average. Many of the nurses at the Witherell have worked here between 10 and 30 years, creating stability and continuity that’s an essential part of quality care.