NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (April 04, 2011) – Hospital for Special Care (HSC), one of the nation's largest long-term acute-care hospitals, is proud to announce that Hartford Magazine has named HSC Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and Chief Legal Officer Felicia DeDomincis as one of Connecticut's Top Lawyers for 2011 in the category of attorneys not in private practice.

According to Hartford Magazine, Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubbell, a highly respected global firm that has been compiling information on lawyers for more than 140 years, created a list of the most effective and competent attorneys in the Hartford region. As part of the process, the firm tapped its database to identify lawyers who have been rated by their peers to be AV Preeminent - the highest Peer Review Rating available.

"Felicia's astute counsel guides us daily at Hospital for Special Care, and her impeccable professionalism serves as an example for each of her colleagues," said David Crandall, president and CEO, Hospital for Special Care. "We are pleased and proud of this recognition by her professional peers."

The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings help buyers of legal services identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer for a specific task at hand. Lawyer Ratings serve as an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability. Combined with the Martindale-Hubbell® Client Review Ratings, self-reported professional credentials and other fact-based performance data, the Peer Review Ratings contribute to the comprehensive view of a lawyer.

A Farmington, CT resident, DeDominicis is Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs and the Chief Legal Officer at Hospital for Special Care. DeDominicis earned her Bachelor of Art degree from Brown University and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut. DeDominicis joined Hospital for Special Care in 2005. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and Connecticut Bar Association, Business Law Section and Health Law Section.

About Hospital for Special Care:

As the only long-term acute-care hospital in the nation serving adults and children, Hospital for Special Care (HSC), located in New Britain and Hartford, Connecticut, is nationally recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in the highly specialized areas of pulmonary care, acquired brain injury, medically-complex pediatrics, neuromuscular disease and disorders, spinal cord injury, as well as inpatient comprehensive heart failure care. Hospital for Special Care operates inpatient and outpatient facilities serving Southern New England on a not-for-profit basis.

HSC is one of the tenth largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospitals in the United States. Please visit www.hfsc.org for more information.