The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Maternity Center recently received 100 copies of the children’s book “On the Night You Were Born” from Altrusa International of Litchfield County. Nancy Tillman’s New York Timesbest seller children’s story promotes a sense of self-worth in the text’s audience by colorfully portraying dancing polar bears, a smiling moon and singing geese, celebrating the arrival of a newborn. A copy is given as a gift to each newborn arrival at the hospital.
“This special story has become a traditional gift for our newborns thanks to the generous support of our local friends at Altrusa. We once again have a nice supply of this wonderful book to share with families.” said Tim LeBouthillier, CHH Community Relations Director.
Altrusa International of Litchfield County, a member of Altrusa International Inc., is a group of service-minded individuals that share an interest in engaging the northwest Connecticut region through volunteer service. Projects that have been completed by the Litchfield County chapter include working with local Literacy Instructors to sort and catalogue books and the chapter has also provided scholarships to local students that have demonstrated a commitment to volunteerism. Founded in 1917, Altrusa International has logged over 1 million volunteer hours while instituting a global literacy initiative, providing HIV/AIDS education, and assisting with natural disaster relief in more than 10 countries around the world.
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital’s Maternity Center has been consistently ranked as one of the best in the state for Maternity Practices in Infant, Nutrition and Care and remains the provider of choice for women in northwest Connecticut. The Center, led by a highly trained and caring staff, offers one-to-one care during labor and delivery, single-room maternity care, advanced technology, “rooming-in” for moms and their newborns and continuing education for new and expecting parents. The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109 bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. One-Thousand Employees, One Job, Your Health.
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