Fund Development News

September 2017

Lazowski Named Rabbi Emeritus;
HH and MDA Mark 5th Year of Collaboration

Lazowski MDA Celebration
Ruth and Rabbi Philip Lazowski with Magen David Adom
medic Eyal Gutman.

In a ceremony celebrating two inspired partnerships, Hartford Hospital named Rabbi Philip Lazowski the hospital’s first rabbi emeritus andrecognized the fifth anniversary of an educational collaboration with Magen David Adom (MDA), Israel's emergency medical, disaster, ambulance, and blood bank service.
      “Tonight is a celebration of leadership,” said Michael Drescher, MD, chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikvah, Israel, and senior emergency physician at Hartford Hospital. Drescher started the collaboration with MDA in 2012 and continues to steward the program, in which Israel’s first responders train with LIFE STAR, the Hartford Hospital Emergency Department, and the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation to refine their skills. In the spring and the fall, two MDA medics train at Hartford Hospital. MDA medics Eyal Gutman and Moshe Zalach received certificates of completion of training at the September 14 ceremony.
      Lazowski has been a spiritual leader in Greater Hartford for more than 60 years, 57 of those he served as chaplain at the Institute of Living and at Hartford Hospital. The Lazowski/Kiely Multifaith Chapel, located on the first floor of Hartford Hospital, is named in honor of the rabbi and the late Father John J. Kiely.
      “The title of ‘emeritus’ clearly is reserved for those who are distinguished in their calling, as a lasting recognition of their profoundly important contributions and for serving as a model for others,” Jeffrey Flaks, president and COO of Hartford HealthCare, said at the ceremony. “Rabbi Lazowski is richly deserving of this honor.”
      More than 100 guests attended the September 14 reception honoring the MDA collaboration and Rabbi Philip Lazowski. It was held at the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute Education and Conference Center.


Clinical Trials Unit Receives Big Y Gift

Big Y Golf 2017
Pictured from left are: Jim Martin, Big Y store
director; Carol Garlick, vice president of
philanthropy, Hartford Hospital; and Anne Wilson,
Big Y community service representative.

The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital has been awarded $15,000 from Big Y’s annual Paul & Gerald D’Amour Memorial Charity Golf Outing. The funds will benefit the Cancer Treatment Innovation Unit for phase 1 clinical trials.
   In announcing the gift, Denise Broderick, a spokesperson for Big Y, said, “We greatly respect the work of Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital in our communities.”
    Big Y is also a generous supporter of Hartford Hospital’s Partnership for Breast Care. Since 2011, Big Y has generously donated a total of $164,000 to the program through its annual Partners of Hope Campaign.




May 2017

Gift Supports Neuroscience Nursing Education
Hoveys and Nurses In memory of their son, Davey Hovey, and in honor of Paul Schwartz, MD, Leigh and Dave Hovey presented a generous gift to the nursing staff on North 9 to support continuing education in neuroscience nursing. Davey Hovey was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, in October 2015. After his diagnoses, he raised funds for glioblastoma research through the Golf Fights Cancer - CrushTour Boston Marathon Team. He passed away in February. The gift from the Hovey Family was presented in gratitude for the care Davey received on North 9 the last weeks of his life.




Bank of America Gift Supports Brownstone Clinic

From left: Stuart Markowitz, MD, president, Hartford Hospital, and senior vice president, Hartford Healthcare's Hartford Region; Jill Hutensky, Bank of America; Kevin J. Cunningham, Bank of America; Chris Zell, Bank of America; Elliot Joseph, chief executRepresentatives from Bank of America presented Hartford Hospital with a $25,000 grant in support of the Brownstone Clinic on May 11. On hand for a check presentation are, from left, Stuart Markowitz, MD, president, Hartford Hospital, and senior vice president, Hartford Healthcare's Hartford Region; Jill Hutensky, senior vice president, market manager, Hartford Enterprise Business & Community Engagement, Bank of America; Kevin J. Cunningham, specialized industries and Canada credit products executive and market president, Connecticut, Bank of America; Chris Zell, senior vice president, senior relationship manager, Specialized Industries Healthcare and Institutions, Bank of America; Elliot Joseph, chief executive officer, Hartford HealthCare; and Carol Garlick, vice president, philanthropy, Hartford Hospital.


January 2017


Gift Supports Pancreatic Cancer Research

Since 2009, Brittany Vose of Cromwell has organized the 18 Hole Stroll for Pancreatic Cancer during the PGA TravelersVose TPC 18 Hole Strole Check 2017 Championship at TPC River Highlands Golf Course in Cromwell. She started the fundraiser supporting pancreatic cancer research to honor her father, John Vose, who died from the disease when she was 5 years old.  In January she donated part of the proceeds from the 2016 stroll to the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center at the Hartford HealthCare Institute at Hartford Hospital. Pictured from left are: Abbi Bruce, director of the Hartford Region of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute; Andy Salner, MD, medical director, Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center; Brittany Vose; Donna Handley, vice president of operations, Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute; and Carol Garlick, vice president, Philanthropy, Hartford Hospital.