To the Editor:
I was interested to read your Sept. 21 article on the 150th anniversary of the city and individuals and organizations that allowed the city to grow, thrive and be such an important part of the lives of so many, many over these many years.
However, I was surprised that two organizations appeared to have been left out of the article. Both are significant contributors to the health of the citizens of the city and region and are two of the largest employers both past and present.
The New Britain General Hospital was founded in 1893 and continues to operate at many facilities in central Connecticut. It is the largest employer in New Britain. The Hospital for Special Care was founded in 1941 and is considered a statewide resource for caring for the special needs of thousands of patients. Both institutions support both service and financial needs of a vast array of the nonprofit organizations in the city. Their leadership participates on boards and committees of nearly all of the social service organizations as well.
New Britain has and will continue to be a vibrant home to employers, cultural organizations and educational resources at all levels.
Let this last 150 years be the foundation of a wonderful future for the city and those who call it home.