Hospital for Special Care Chief John Votto Announces Retirement Plan; Lynn Ricci to succeed Votto as President and CEO

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (Sept. 17, 2015) – After 18 years as president and chief executive officer of Hospital for Special Care (HSC), John Votto, D.O., F.C.C.P., announced today that he will retire Oct. 1, 2016. The Center for Special Care (CSC), HSC’s parent organization, has appointed Lynn Ricci , FACHE, to succeed him effective Oct.

Hospital for Special Care Partnering with Ryan Martin Foundation to launch Youth Wheelchair Basketball Program

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (Sept. 9, 2015) Hospital for Special Care (HSC) and the Ryan Martin Foundation (RMF) have joined forces to establish the first organized wheelchair basketball program in Connecticut ages 10 through 18 living with physical disabilities. The inaugural event will be held on Sat., Sept. 12, 2015 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the gymnasium at HSC’s Research & Education Center (370 Osgood Avenue, New Britain). 

Hospital for Special Care Opens Concussion Management Clinic

Multidisciplinary care to include physiatry, neuropsychology, speech and language pathology, physical and occupational therapy

Hospital for Special Care Participates in Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (Aug. 20, 2015) – This summer, Hospital for Special Care (HSC) provided a five-week employment and learning program for 18 New Britain High School students. The students applied online through Capital Workforce Partners’ Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program, in partnership and coordination with the Opportunities Industrialization Center of New Britain, Inc.

Hospital for Special Care Awards $31,000 in Scholarships to Eight Local Students

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (Aug. 14, 2015) – Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is honoring eight area students for their academic achievements. The first Florence Timura Medical Student Scholarship was awarded to Caitlin M. Bette-Waner, a fourth-year medical student at University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Medicine in the amount of $12,000. This scholarship was made possible through a contribution to HSC by Mike Timura, a longtime friend, business associate and benefactor of the Hospital, in honor of his wife Florence.

The Autism Center at Hospital for Special Care Expands Services

Three leading doctoral-level clinicians join the team at HSC

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (July 13, 2015) – The Autism Center at HSC is proud to announce that it is adding significant capacity for child-centered evaluation and therapy sessions as well as expanded  school consultation services for children on the autism spectrum. Joining the staff are three leading doctoral-level clinicians

Hospital for Special Care Hosts 12th Annual Juried Art Show

Award winning artist Heather Whitehouse 2015 juror

Pictured from left: Richard Raicik; Sara Brown; Paul Baylock; Heather Whitehouse, Juror; Clinton Deckert; Layne; Kathleen Curran Smits; Jean Dalton; and Marek Barczyk (not pictured is Richard Brzozowski)

Connecticut Advocates for Parkinson’s, Hospital for Special Care Team Up

New Britain, Conn. (June 12, 2015) – In a meeting held earlier this spring at Hospital for Special Care (HSC) in New Britain, the framework for a collaborative working partnership was agreed to between Connecticut Advocates for Parkinson’s (CAP) and the Neurological and Neuromuscular units of HSC.

HSC Leader Earns Top Healthcare Credential

Lynn Ricci now a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives

CHICAGO, Ill. (June 9, 2015) – Lynn Ricci, chief operating officer of Hospital for Special Care (HSC) in New Britain, Connecticut has been named a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.

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