MANCHESTER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OPENS NEWLY RENOVATED LOBBY, THANKS TO FUNDS FROM THE ROCKVILLE BANK FOUNDATION
MANCHESTER, CONN., July 16, 2012 – The lobby of busy Manchester Memorial Hospital is utilized by thousands of visitors, staff and patients every year and, after so much continual use, a major facelift was needed. Thanks to funding from the Rockville Bank Foundation, the lobby has been totally renovated and was revealed at a special opening ceremony on July 12. The event featured a ceremonial ribbon-cutting with a twist: officials of Manchester Memorial Hospital and the Rockville Bank Foundation used surgical scissors to cut a ribbon of hospital gauze.
The Manchester Memorial Hospital lobby renovation was made possible as part of a $157,500 grant from the Rockville Bank Foundation. The project included a new ceiling, lighting, hospital directory, monitors, ceramic tile flooring, drapes, wall covering and decorative features, and new sofas, chairs and tables. Funds from this grant also were used to renovate Rockville General Hospital’s cafeteria earlier this year.
“The Rockville Bank Foundation has donated more than $500,000 to ECHN since that foundation’s establishment in 1998 and we are very appreciative,” explained Nina Kruse, Administrative Director of Development for ECHN’s Foundation. “When you visit someone’s home, the tone immediately is set as soon as you walk in the front door. With Manchester Memorial Hospital’s new comfortable lobby area, everyone who enters our building immediately enjoys a warm, welcoming experience.”
Speakers at the Manchester Memorial Hospital ceremony included: Peter J. Karl, ECHN President/Chief Executive Officer; Tom Scanlon, Chairman of the ECHN Foundation Board of Trustees; and Richard J. Trachimowicz, Rockville Bank Executive Vice President and President of the Rockville Bank Foundation. Also attending were: Marino J. Santarelli, Rockville Bank Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; Leo V. Diana, Mayor of Manchester, Conn.; and members of the Bank’s and ECHN’s Boards and staffs.
“This is only the latest project in Rockville Bank’s long partnership with ECHN,” said William H. W. Crawford, IV, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rockville Bank/Rockville Financial, Inc. “We are pleased to be part of the progress and growth of Manchester Memorial Hospital, and look forward to continuing to work together to provide quality services and care to the communities we serve across eastern Connecticut.”
ECHN is a not-for-profit health care system serving 19 towns in eastern Connecticut. Its network of affiliates includes Manchester Memorial Hospital, Rockville General Hospital, Woodlake at Tolland Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Eastern Connecticut Medical Professionals, Women’s Center for Wellness, Visiting Nurse & Health Services of CT, Eastern Connecticut Cancer Institute, and more. Visit our website at www.echn.org for more detailed information about the health system.
Rockville Bank currently is a 21-branch community bank serving Tolland, Hartford, and New London counties in Connecticut. A New Haven County Commercial Banking Office is now open in Hamden, Conn. and later this year, the Bank will open a full-service branch in West Hartford, Conn. The Rockville Bank Foundation and Rockville Bank employees support 343 local organizations, from hands-on volunteer projects to charitable contributions. For more information about Rockville Bank’s services and products, call (860) 291-3600 or visit www.rockvillebank.com.