CHH Celebrates 100 Years of History with POP-UP Exhibit and Talks

003(Torrington, CT) – Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) turns 100 years old this October and is celebrating a Century of caregiving with a history exhibit and special noontime talks during its “History Week” October 3rd through the 7th, 2016. Plan to stop by the CHH Conference Hall at 540 Litchfield Street during business hours for a weeklong POP-UP history exhibit, talks and birthday cake to share this important milestone with your caregivers at CHH.

History Exhibit – Open daily – October 3 to 7 from 9 AM to 6 PM

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Memorial Building Conference Hall

540 Litchfield Street, Torrington

This FREE pop-up “Century of Care” exhibit is open during business hours and feature historical items, photographs, and memorabilia from 10 decades of healthcare.

History Talks – Given daily October 3 to 7 at Noon

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Memorial Building Conference Hall

540 Litchfield Street, Torrington

Join us for a 45 minute history talk and Q&A session as we take a closer look at the people and events that shaped our past.

No RSVP required. For more information, contact the Community Relations & Development Department at 860-496-6725.

Featured in the exhibit will be framed portraits, photographs, artifacts, and historical documents collected by the hospital since its founding in 1916. Items on display will include annual reports, a program from the original dedication, a congratulatory letter from Herbert Hoover, and promotional materials through the decades. In addition, vintage medical supplies and equipment from the years will offer a unique glimpse into early medical technology and how far it has come over the years.

In anticipation of the 100th Anniversary, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital also restored two of its historic treasures, the portrait paintings of its namesake Charlotte Austin Hungerford and her son hospital founder and benefactor Uri T. Hungerford. CHH entrusted the professional art restorers at the Williamstown Art Conservation Center, a nonprofit regional conservation facility devoted to the conservation and preservation of cultural and historical objects.

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109-plus bed, acute care facility serving the regional health care needs of thirty towns in northwest Connecticut. The Hospital was founded in 1916 as gift by industrialist Uri T. Hungerford in memory of his mother Charlotte, who had a “boundless energy and dedication for helping others.” He envisioned a community hospital to be a beacon of hope and a place of comfort for the ill and injured of our region, and through his generosity and support, made it a reality.

Today, CHH offers a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services including emergency, general medicine and surgery, maternity, radiology, behavioral health, and a wide range of multi-specialty practices and services, including urgent and wound care, physical and cardiac rehabilitation, and blood drawing. CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment. One Thousand Caregivers, One Job, Your Health. For a full list of offerings and an online physician directory, visit www.charlottehungerford.org.

 

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