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Auxiliary News: HH Auxiliary Pledges $2 Million to Capital Campaign

January 26, 2015

Hartford Hospital has embarked on a major capital campaign to support a multiphase master facilities plan. The Hartford Hospital Auxiliary has committed $2 million to the lead phase of this campaign to transform Hartford Hospital. In a press release announcing the $2 million pledge, Kate D'Addabbo and Vivian Van Dyk, co-presidents of the Auxiliary said, "we are proud to support the growth and great work being done at Hartford Hospital. For more than 90 years, the Auxiliary has shared the hospital's mission of bringing the most advanced care to our community. We continue to embrace that vision of bringing world-class care to our region well into the future."

Auxiliary Pledges $2 Million to Capital Campaign

Auxiliary Board members Erin Healer, Amy Steinberg and Virginia Van Dyk presenting the Auxiliary's $2 million pledge to Hartford Hospital president Stuart Markowitz, MD, capital campaign  chair Georqe Estes, and vice president for Philanthropy, Carol Garlick.

Anchoring the hospital's transformation initiative is the Bone & Joint Institute, which is under construction at Seymour Street and Retreat Avenue. Once built, the Institute wiit bring together all aspects of musculoskeletal care in a freestanding orthopedic hospital and adjacent ambulatory care center. Groundbreaking for the institute took place on October 21, 2014, with the buildings scheduled for completion in 2016.

The Auxiliary's $2 million lead gift will be provided in increments over the next several years, as the Auxiliary votes to fund particular projects within the initiative that are presented to the Auxiliary for consideration. The Auxiliary recently approved $167,000 to fund equipment for use in the Bone & Joint Institute for patient assessment and other purposes.