Estate leaves $535,000 gift to HOCC

Published on Thursday, 6 December 2018 21:05
Written by Karla Santos


NEW BRITAIN - The Hospital of Central Connecticut has received a $535,000 estate gift from the late Dr. Anna L. Eckersley Johnson.

Johnson, who died in 2016, and her late husband, Roger, were involved with the hospital’s George Bray Cancer Center.

She was a member of the 1899 Society, which recognizes people who make a minimum of a $10,000 gift to the hospital.

“Bequests allow nonprofit hospitals to better care for patients by providing enhanced services, new technology, community programs, and patient care far beyond the reach of budget constraints,” read the announcement. “This type of generosity provides a lasting impact on the health and healing of the community.”

Johnson was an educator and a writer on business education. She was also a chairwoman of the department of business education at Central Connecticut State University.

Johnson became a professor of business at Teachers College, Columbia University, after earning her Master of Arts degree from New York University. She joined CCSU in 1952 as an instructor of business education while working on earning her Doctor of Education degree from Columbia.

The Hospital of Central Connecticut is a member of Hartford Health Care and its services include inpatient emergency, laboratory, surgery, outpatient and radiology. The Hospital offers two campuses, one at New Britain General and a second location at Bradley Memorial in Southington.

For more information about the hospital, visit .

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Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Thursday, 6 December 2018 21:05. Updated: Thursday, 6 December 2018 21:08.