NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (May 28, 2013) – Hospital for Special Care (HSC) announced today that it has appointed Carl R. Ficks, Jr. Director of Corporate & Donor Relations.Ficks previously served as Chairman of the HSC Board of Directors since August of 2011 and a board member since 2003.

Ficks will be responsible for aligning the Hospital for Special Care Foundation’s mission and strategies with the mission and goals of the Hospital. In his role, Ficks will cultivate individual and institutional donor and foundation partnerships as well as relationships with business sponsors and corporate foundations to grow the HSC endowment.

“Carl fully understands Hospital for Special Care’s mission and its need to continually raise funds for our unique healthcare specialties, patient needs and supporting programs,” said John Votto, D.O., F.C.C.P., president and CEO, Hospital for Special Care. “We are pleased that Carl will devise multiple strategies and lead our efforts.”

“This position represents the culmination of a career dedicated to public service and development efforts for many not-for-profit organizations,” said Ficks. “I am looking forward to expanding the HSC community and development program without regard to geographic boundaries.”

Ficks, a former partner practicing in the construction, municipal and employment law fields at Halloran & Sage, was actively involved in the Hospital’s recent $6.5 million capital campaign. In addition to other key development activities during his nine years of HSC Board service, Ficks chaired HSC Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser, the Hospital for Special Care Ivan Lendl Golf Classic Tournament.

Over the years, he has been active within the New Britain community as a past member of the Board of Directors of the New Britain Boys & Girls Club and the New Britain-Berlin Rotary Club and active in several fundraisers for many organizations. Ficks resides in Farmington with his family.