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Meet some of our supporters

The Hospital of Central Connecticut is fortunate to have thousands of supporters whose generous donations allow us to continue our mission. This support comes from many different sectors - individuals, businesses, community organizations, foundations, members of our hospital community and others throughout Central Connecticut.

To meet a few of our generous supporters, click a donor profile below: For information on giving to the hospital, contact the Development Office: (860) 224-5567, or You can also give online!

Donor profiles More information and a list of donors is available in our downloadable 2008 Annual Report (pdf).

Berlin Lions Club

Lion's Club Chartered in 1941, the Berlin Lions Club is a tremendous contributor to our community and the hospital. With 144 members, it's one of the largest clubs in Connecticut.

The Berlin Lions have contributed more than $35,000 to the hospital. The club's support began in 1994 with a multi-year, $25,000 pledge to help build the Tomasso Family Critical Care Tower.

Since then the club has used proceeds from its Berlin Blues Festival to support the Low Vision Center on the hospital's New Britain General campus.

Since 2000, the group has been an important supporter of our Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate. "The Lions exist to serve, and that direct correlation between our group and Joslin and all that they do is very important to us," says Lions Club President Jon Paul Demko.

Recent contributions have helped Joslin purchase a glucose monitoring system, retinal eye camera and educational materials about diabetic eye disease.

Want to support the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate? Give online!

If your community or civic organization would like work with the hospital to support our programs, please contact the Development Office: (860) 224-5567, or


Connecticare ConnectiCare is a long-standing corporate supporter of hospital programs and events, and has been contributing to the mission of the hospital for many years.

The Farmington-based company has supported the hospital's George Bray Cancer Center, Tomasso Family Critical Care Tower Campaign, and Auxiliary events, including golf tournaments and the annual Chrysanthemum Ball. ConnectiCare has been the Title Sponsor of the Bradley Memorial Campus Golf Tournament for two years running.

"The growing support we've seen from ConnectiCare is not only a wonderful gift in itself, but a fantastic example of how corporate gifts and support can help us fulfill our mission," says David J. Obedzinski, the hospital's chief development officer. "We are grateful for the strong partnership with ConnectiCare and their representatives."

"ConnectiCare is proud to be a partner with The Hospital of Central Connecticut on many of its activities and programs", says ConnectiCare's Chris Torino. "Its healthcare services are so very important and impactful in this central Connecticut community and we appreciate being invited to be involved with this organization's work."

Elliot and Marsha Cohen

The Cohens Elliot and Marsha Cohen are more than just familiar faces at The Hospital of Central Connecticut.

The Kensington residents have been friends to the hospital for several decades, and both volunteer weekly in the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate. Elliot and Marsha are also hospital Corporators.

Several years ago, Elliot was diagnosed with diabetes, and staff with Joslin and the hospital's Good Life Center worked with him to design a program to treat the diabetes and improve his overall health.

Elliot and Marsha have been members of the Good Life Center at the hospital since.

A few years ago they expressed interest in a naming opportunity at the Good Life Center, and soon after the family established a generous trust to directly benefit Center programs. The Center was officially renamed the Elliot and Marsha Cohen Good Life Center in 2003.

For more information about the Center and its programs, visit the Elliot and Marsha Good Life Center page, or call: (860) 276-5099.

The Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust and Main Street Community Foundation

Barnes Memorial Through its Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust, the Main Street Community Foundation, Inc. has had an enormous impact on The Hospital of Central Connecticut and its services and programs in Greater Southington.

In July 2004, the Foundation was named successor trustee for the Memorial Trust, which supports Southington residents' healthcare needs through the hospital's Bradley Memorial campus programs.

One of those projects is the hospital's medical office building, down the street from the Bradley campus. It houses the Center for Advanced Neuro and Spinal Surgery, Comprehensive Pain Management Center, Southington Pediatric Associates, Central Connecticut Surgeons office and others. Because of the Memorial Trust's generous support, the building was named the Barnes Medical Office Building.

Additional distributions from the trust helped purchase a new CT scanner at Bradley. The Main Street Community Foundation, Inc. is a public charity established to bring people together who care deeply about their community and seek to improve its quality of life.

As a community foundation they are committed to connecting donors with community needs they wish to support by building permanent charitable endowments. The Foundation serves Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott.