HARTFORD, Conn., July 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hartford Hospital announced that Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) has committed to donate $2 Million to the Campaign for Hartford Hospital. The donation will be used to support Hartford HealthCare's Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI).
"We are extremely grateful when socially responsible companies like Stanley Black & Decker rise to the occasion and support initiatives that make a meaningful impact in our community," said Stuart Markowitz, President of Hartford Hospital. "CESI is already leading the way, improving how health care professionals treat patients across Connecticut and beyond. We will continue to be a draw for the finest medical professionals from around the world. The experts come to learn the latest and most innovative techniques and technologies right here in our capital city."
CESI is a regional and national training destination for medical professionals. Housed at the second largest surgical center in New England and the Northeast's largest robotic surgery center, CESI is a hub for medical training, and the centerpiece of Hartford Hospital's pioneering vision to revamp the medical educational system.
"We know innovation when we see it," said Jim Loree, President & CEO of Stanley Black & Decker, "and CESI is on the cutting edge of medical education and simulation. Everyone in an area served by Hartford HealthCare will be impacted by this extraordinary training facility and economic driver for our region."
CESI is among the focus areas for The Campaign for Hartford Hospital, which in its lead phase, has generated nearly $64 million in donations. While the early focus of the campaign was on the establishment of the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital, gifts have touched virtually every corner of the hospital, such as CESI, the Brownstone Relocation Project, the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital and more.
Stanley Black & Decker is one of CESI's corporate partners that are helping to realize Hartford HealthCare's vision as a national leader in innovation, patient safety, outcomes and satisfaction. Stanley Black & Decker is also widely renowned in the region for their corporate philanthropy.
About Hartford Hospital
Hartford Hospital, founded in 1854, is one of the largest teaching hospitals and tertiary care centers in New England with one of the region's busiest surgery practices. It is annually ranked among America's Best Hospitals by US News & World Report and has been recognized nationally for the quality of many of its programs. The 867-bed regional referral center provides high-quality care in all clinical disciplines. The hospital's major centers of clinical excellence include cardiology, oncology, emergency services and trauma, mental health, women's health, orthopedics, bloodless surgery and advanced organ transplantation. Hartford Hospital owns and operates the state's first air ambulance system, LIFE STAR. Among its other specialized departments, The Institute of Living, a 114-bed mental health facility with a national and international reputation of excellence, and The Jefferson House, a 104-bed long-term care facility.
SOURCE Hartford Hospital