ROCKVILLE, CONN. On February 7, with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting of hospital gauze and surgical scissors, officials of Rockville General Hospital and the Rockville Bank Foundation officially opened the newly renovated hospital cafeteria.
Every year, more than 45,000 visitors, staff and patients pass through ECHN’s busy Rockville General Hospital at 31 Union Street in Vernon, Conn., and most spend some time in the cafeteria. After many years, the cafeteria underwent a total renovation and even added seating to accommodate a growing number of diners.
This project was made possible as part of a $157,500 grant from the Rockville Bank Foundation, bringing its total donations to ECHN to over $500,000 since the Foundation’s establishment in 1998. This latest grant from the Rockville Bank Foundation also will be used toward renovation of Manchester Memorial Hospital’s lobby this spring.
“We are so appreciative of the funding for this major project which includes new floors, updated lighting, chairs, tables, and banquette seating, window treatments, wall coverings and paint, and updated murals,” said Nina Kruse, director of development for ECHN’s Foundation.
Speakers at the ceremony were: Peter J. Karl, ECHN President/Chief Executive Officer; Tom Scanlon, Chairman of the ECHN Foundation Board of Trustees, Dennis O’Neill, M.D., Chairman of the ECHN Board of Trustees; and Rockville Bank/Rockville Financial, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer William H. W. Crawford, IV. Also attending were Richard J. Trachimowicz, Rockville Bank Executive Vice President and President of the Rockville Bank Foundation, and members of the Hospital and Bank staffs.
“Rockville Bank and the Rockville Bank Foundation represent two distinguished organizations whose outstanding generosity demonstrates their commitment to the eastern Connecticut community,” added Kruse.
“Rockville Bank has enjoyed a long partnership with ECHN, and this project at Rockville General Hospital is our latest endeavor together,” said William H. W. Crawford, IV, Rockville Bank/Rockville Financial, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are pleased to continue to join them as they provide quality care and support for the communities we serve.”
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 21½-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.
(L-R) Dennis O’Neill, M.D., Chairman of the ECHN Board of Trustees; Tom Scanlon, Chairman of the ECHN Foundation Board of Trustees; Peter J. Karl, ECHN President/Chief Executive Officer; Rockville Bank/Rockville Financial, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer William H. W. Crawford, IV; Richard J. Trachimowicz, Rockville Bank Executive Vice President and President of the Rockville Bank Foundation; and Marino J. Santarelli, Rockville Bank Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.