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Friday, March 30, 2012

Norwalk Hospital Gets $10 Million Gift

Norwalk Hospital announced today it has received a $10 million gift from The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Family Foundation, Inc. and the McGraw Family to begin construction of a new Ambulatory Pavilion.

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An artist’s rendition of Norwalk Hospital’s Anne P. and Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for outpatient care. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

“This transformational gift was made by the McGraw family in honor of their parents’ commitment to community, health care and Norwalk Hospital,” an announcement said. “The gift will establish The Anne P. and Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for outpatient care, and in particular the new Emergency Department.”

Harold W. McGraw Jr., who as leader of McGraw-Hill, his family’s publishing business, helped build it into a billion-dollar enterprise in the 1970s and ’80s, died in 2010 at his home in Darien. He was 92. His wife, Anne Per-Lee, a former volunteer at the hospital, died in 2002.

“The McGraws’ incredibly generous gift, the largest Norwalk Hospital has ever received, and among the largest gifts to a Connecticut Hospital, will truly transform our ability to deliver the most compassionate, advanced medical care to our community,” said Dan DeBarba, Norwalk Hospital president & CEO.

“A gift of this size is unprecedented and will have a profound impact on the patients and communities we serve for years to come. We are so grateful to the McGraw family for this extraordinary act of kindness.”

The hospital construction is expected to begin in the fall with completition in early 2015.


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