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1994 - 1995

Construction Begins, Summer, 1994


June 14, 1995

The Rehabilitation Hospital of Connecticut is dedicated. 

The facility includes a 32-bed general rehabilitation unit and a 14-bed brain injury unit. It is Connecticut’s only licensed, freestanding, acute care rehabilitation hospital – a distinction that continues today.

Major features include dedicated inpatient and outpatient therapy areas, a therapeutic pool, an activities of daily living center, a transitional living apartment, and other simulated environments. Connecticut’s state flower, the mountain laurel, is selected to represent how rehabilitation patients courageously strive to overcome disabilities and return to their highest level of functioning.

The flags of the United States and of Rehabilitation Hospital of Connecticut are raised for the first time outside the new facility on June 14, 1995. Pictured left to right: David D’Eramo, president and CEO, Saint Francis/Mount Sinai; Henry S. Scherer, Jr., chairman, Mount Sinai Board, member, Saint Francis Board; and Michael McGarry, Hartford city councilman.

Dr. Catherine Bontke is selected as the Hospital's first Director.

A world-renowned rehabilitation specialist, Dr. Bontke is also a recipient of the International Disabled Professional Woman of the Year award.


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Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital
490 Blue Hills Avenue
Hartford, CT 06112