NORWALK, Conn. -- Norwalk Hospital inaugurated a new era in outpatient healthcare services for greater Norwalk residents with a ribbon-cutting celebration Friday for its new Anne P. and Harold W. McGraw Jr. Center.
With 95,000 square feet of new construction and 35,000 square feet of renovations, the McGraw Center is the largest expansion project in Norwalk Hospital’s nearly 125-year history.
The McGraw Center’s future-focused facilities, technologies and services include the new Bauer Emergency Care Center; the C. Anthony and Jean Whittingham Cancer Center; the James F. Guthrie, MD, Center for Digestive Diseases; the Ambulatory Surgery Center; and the Christian J. and Eva W. Trefz Lobby.
Made possible through a $10 million gift in memory of their parents from Harold W. “Terry” McGraw III, Robert “Bob” McGraw and Suzanne “Sue” McGraw as well as the Harold W. McGraw,Jr. Family Foundation, the center was designed to meet greater Fairfield County’s growing demand for outpatient healthcare services. The McGraw family is from Darien.
“Like our parents, my brother, sister and I want to help ensure that our neighbors in Fairfield County get the most advanced and sophisticated healthcare available,” said Terry McGraw, chairman emeritus of McGraw Hill Financial Inc. “We are extremely impressed with Norwalk Hospital and the value it provides to community members’ well-being.”
"The McGraw Center furthers Norwalk Hospital’s commitment to high quality, compassionate care,” said Michael J. Daglio, president of Norwalk Hospital. “This is truly a new era of outpatient healthcare—personal, empowered and patient and family-centered.”
The invitation-only McGraw Center ribbon-cutting celebration included remarks from donors and Norwalk Hospital leadership, as well as ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the McGraw Center and the Christian J. and Eva W. Trefz Lobby.
Festivities also included refreshments and tours of new McGraw Center facilities.
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