Press Release

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (April 29, 2010) – New Britain-based Hospital for Special Care (HSC) announced today the promotion of Lynn Ricci, Felicia DeDominicis and Laurie Whelan to the positions of Senior Vice President, Administration, Legal Affairs and Finance, respectively.

“Through these promotions, HSC is recognizing that these individuals have made a profound difference in our organization,” said David Crandall, HSC President and CEO. “The administrative, legal and financial departments that they are responsible are interrelated and vital to HSC’s professional environment, daily operations and patient care.”

As Senior Vice President, Administration, Lynn Ricci is responsible for HSC’s strategic planning, marketing and communications and employee relations. She also oversees outpatient services including therapies and physician clinics, pharmacy, lab and radiology services, community sports programs, Aquatic and Fitness Center, and skilled nursing operations. Ricci joined Hospital for Special Care in 2007 and resides in Killingworth, Connecticut.

Felicia DeDominicis, Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and Chief Legal Officer, HSC, manages all legal affairs for the hospital and its various subsidiaries and affiliates. She also provides counsel and education to senior management and the Boards of Directors of all such entities on all legal matters including corporate governance, legal and regulatory compliance, contractual relationships, employment practices and general litigation matters. DeDominicis joined Hospital for Special Care in 2005 and resides in Farmington, Connecticut.

Laurie Whelan, Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, HSC, is responsible for Health Information Management of the admissions department. Her duties include general accounting, payroll, billing, budget and reimbursement functions for all of HSC’s Center affiliates including Hospital for Special Care and Brittany Farms. Whelan joined Hospital for Special Care in 2003 and resides in Windsor, Connecticut.

About Hospital for Special Care:

As the only long-term acute-care hospital in the nation serving adults and children, New Britain, Conn.-based Hospital for Special Care is nationally recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in the highly specialized areas of pulmonary care, acquired-brain injury, medically-complex pediatrics, neuromuscular care and spinal cord injury. Hospital for Special Care operates inpatient and outpatient facilities serving Southern New England on a not-for-profit basis. Please visit for more information.