Stanley Black & Decker Commits $2 Million to the Campaign for Hartford Hospital

August 28, 2017

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.