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Hospital Elects Davidson as Director Emeritus

New Britain [December 02 2005] - Phillip T. Davidson has been named a director emeritus of New Britain General Hospital. The nomination was approved by a unanimous vote of the Board of Directors on Dec. 1.

As campaign chairman of the Hospital’s Capital Campaign, he directed the campaign committees and the development office staff to meet and exceed the $7.5 million campaign goal. Davidson has a long relationship with the hospital, having served on the Hospital’s board from 1986 to 2000. During those years, he was an officer and served on various committees chairmanships and. From 1994 to 1997, Davidson served as chairman of the board; prior to that he was vice chairman of the hospital board and also of CenConn Health Corporation. In 1995, he became vice chairman of CCHA, followed by his election to chairman in 1997. Throughout his tenure, he was very active, serving on all of the major committees, including development, executive, compensation, finance, investment, and planning. He continues to serve on the board of the Central Connecticut Health Alliance to this day.

Davidson has been an active and well respected member of the New Britain community for decades.

Davidson, now retired, was co-chairman of the DL Venture Corporation and chairman of the Weathervane and J. Putnam Stores. He also served as president of the New Britain Chamber of Commerce, member of the CBIA Executive Committee, and on the Executive Committee of the Hartford Downtown Council. He is a former trustee of First Bank Corporation and the New Britain Bank and Trust Co. and was vice president of the Connecticut Bank Federation. He has served on the boards of directors of numerous companies and business groups and is the author of books and articles about the retail industry, real estate, and leasing.

Davidson has been as active in philanthropy as he has in business. He has played a very active role in many organizations, including Community Chest and United Community Services of New Britain, the YWCA, the School for Autistic Children at the Wheeler Clinic, the Greater Hartford Jewish Federation, and on the boards of many health and welfare agencies. Davidson has been honored as Citizen of the Year by the New Britain Elks Club and as Retailer of the Year by the National Retail Federation. Davidson is currently on the board of the CCHA and is a trustee of the Jerome Home in New Britain. He remains a Corporator and member of the finance and development committees at the Hospital.

Davidson is a graduate of Trinity College. He and his wife, Barbara, have five children and now reside in Simsbury.


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