Windham Hospital Named “Corporate Citizen of the Year” by Chamber of Commerce
WILLIMANTIC, CT, April 30, 2010– Following its annual tradition of honoring local businesses for service to the Windham community, the Windham Region Chamber of Commerce named the recipients of its 2010 Chamber Awards on Tuesday evening, April 27th, at the Willimantic Elks Club. Among those honored was Windham Hospital, named by the Chamber as Corporate Citizen of the Year for 2010. In presenting the award, the Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, Roger Adams, cited the Hospital’s long-standing service to the community, and noted that the Hospital has opened two new satellite facilities within the past twelve months: the Windham Hospital Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Center in Storrs, and the Windham Hospital Center for Women’s Health at Mansfield. In addition, the Hospital is currently in the planning process for the proposed construction of a new medical office building, to be built on the Hospital’s main campus on Mansfield Avenue. Adams noted that such projects go well beyond the obvious benefit of providing healthcare to the community. They also bolster the local economy, by creating jobs and by purchasing goods and services from local firms. “The Hospital continues to be a good corporate citizen and neighbor,” said Adams.
Accepting the award for the Hospital was President and CEO Dick Brvenik. “We are truly honored to receive this award from the Chamber,” commented Brvenik following the ceremony, “and we are certainly committed to providing excellent healthcare for the citizens of our area. That commitment was a part of our original charter, and today, as a proud member of Hartford Healthcare, it remains a central tenet in everything we do at Windham Hospital.”
PHOTO: Dick Brvenik, President & CEO of Windham Hospital, accepts the Corporate Citizen of the Year Award from Roger Adams, Executive Director of the Windham Region Chamber of Commerce. Photo courtesy of David Rogers Photography, and the Windham Region Chamber of Commerce.