Press Release

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (April 19, 2010) – Webster Bank has made a $25,000 investment in Hospital for Special Care’s “Hope Campaign,” a capital initiative that will bring greater outpatient care to adults and children living with chronic illness and complex rehabilitation needs throughout Connecticut.

Making an Investment in Chronic Care for Kids and Adults

Making an Investment in Chronic Care for Kids and Adults
Caption: Webster Bank officials present a check for $25,000 to Hospital for Special Care in New Britain to provide greater outpatient care to adults and children living with chronic and rehabilitative conditions. Pictured above (left to right) are: Richard O’Brien, Webster’s Regional President for western Connecticut; Kathy Luria, Vice President, Community Affairs at Webster ; David Crandall, President & CEO, Hospital for Special Care; and Betsy Shelley, Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking at Webster.

The campaign will raise $7 million for the outpatient expansion at Hospital for Special Care’s New Britain campus. The 17,000-square-foot initiative will benefit patients coping with spinal cord and brain injury, pulmonary disease, neuromuscular disease (muscular dystrophy and ALS-Lou Gehrig’s disease), as well as rehabilitation.

“Webster Bank welcomes the opportunity to help change the medical landscape for chronic and rehabilitative care in Connecticut,” said Richard O’Brien, Webster Bank’s Regional President for western Connecticut. “Hospital for Special Care is a leader in improving quality of life and independence for thousands of Connecticut residents.”

Hospital for Special Care features 200 beds on its main campus in New Britain and 28 beds for complex surgical and medical rehabilitation at St. Francis Hospital’s Mt. Sinai campus in Hartford. It is the only hospital in the nation serving both adults and children across the spectrum of chronic and rehabilitative care.

Webster Financial Corporation is the holding company for Webster Bank National Association. With $17.7 billion in assets, Webster provides business and consumer banking, mortgage, financial planning, trust and investment services through 181 banking offices, 501 ATMs, telephone banking and the Internet. Webster Bank owns the asset-based lending firm Webster Business Credit Corporation, Center Capital Corporation, and provides health savings account trustee and administrative services through HSA Bank, a division of Webster Bank. Member FDIC and equal housing lender.

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 www.hfsc.org for more information.