August 31, 2012

State gives $10M to Hartford Hospital expansion

Hartford Hospital's $100 million capital improvement project received a boost Friday when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced the state will provide a $10 million grant to support a 30,000-square-foot expansion of the hospital's Center for Education, Simulation, and Innovation.

"Hartford Hospital has an important role to play in Connecticut's resurgence in the bioscience and health services sectors," said Governor Malloy. "This expansion project is about investing in innovation, research and training—all the things we need to do as a state to stay competitive. While the project will certainly create good paying jobs with good benefits, this state of the art training facility is really about creating a Hartford Hospital that draws the world's top doctors and other healthcare professionals to our Capitol City for years to come."

The center is a training facility that allows healthcare professional to simulate different types of acute crises and higher technology patient treatment. The facility also allows for the simulation of crises or other high risk medical care across disciplines, so that specialists can work on communication and improve patient safety.

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