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A fusion of two entities at Saint Francis Care
Renaming reflects focus on mission to eliminate
Conn. July 31, 2014) – Saint
Francis Care announced today the joining of the former Curtis D.
Robinson Men’s Health Institute and the Saint Francis Center for Health
Equity into the Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity.
taking this opportunity to build on the successes of two great programs by
formally bringing them together in a united mission to address disparities in
healthcare,” said Christopher M. Dadlez, President and Chief Executive Officer
at Saint Francis Care. “This is clearly a case of combining the
strengths of two entities to create a single, stronger, broadened delivery of
Robinson has worked tirelessly to promote health equity and we recognize and
appreciate his continued leadership and personal commitment to the community
and Saint Francis,” continued Dadlez.
Housed together in the same building at the Urban
League of Greater Hartford at 140
Woodland Street for the past 18 months, the Men’s Health Institute and
the Center for Health Equity have shared a goal of ensuring that no one’s
health is disadvantaged by income, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation,
disability status or neighborhood.
newly named Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity will focus on diversity initiatives
at Saint Francis, develop cultural competency among healthcare providers, and develop
activities to support research, education and outreach agendas, with a focus on
both patients and caregivers.
Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity will continue under the
leadership of Marcus M. McKinney, D.Min., LPC, Vice President of Community Health
Equity and Health Policy, reporting to the President and CEO, Chris Dadlez.
Saint Francis Care
Francis Care is an integrated healthcare delivery system established by
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, an anchor institution in north
central Connecticut since 1897. Licensed
for 617 beds and 65 bassinets, it is a major teaching hospital and the largest
Catholic hospital in New England. Other
major entities of Saint Francis Care include The Mount Sinai
Rehabilitation Hospital, the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the
Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Saint Francis/Mount
Sinai Regional Cancer Center, the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for
Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research, and Saint
Francis HealthCare Partners.
Johnson Memorial Medical Center, parent organization of Johnson Memorial
Hospital, Evergreen Health Care Center, and Home and Community Health Services
is also a Saint Francis Care Partner.
Saint Francis Care’s services are supported by a network of five
major Access Centers and eight additional medical office centers sited throughout
the region. For more information, visit www.stfranciscare.com.