Hartford's St. Francis Hospital gets $2.5M gift

The News Leader

April 4, 2010 3:00:21 PM PDT
Officials at New England's largest Catholic hospital say it has received a $2.5 million donation, the latest of several multimillion-dollar gifts to the facility in recent years. The president of St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford says it will use the money for "an array of critical priorities." He says the donor asked to remain anonymous, but gave the money out of gratitude for the care provided.

It's the latest of several big-money donations, including a $12.5 million gift in 2008 from an anonymous donor to support the hospital's health and vascular treatment services.

Saint Francis was founded in 1897 and is licensed for 617 acute inpatient beds and 65 bassinets.