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Junior League donates handmade blankets to hospital

July 08, 2014 By Kimberly Gensicki

New Britain [July 08 2014] - Junior League of Greater New Britain recently donated handmade blankets to the Critical Care Unit at the Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) New Britain General campus to provide an extra measure of TLC. 

This marked the second set of adult-sized blankets the Junior League presented. The Junior League also previously provided smaller blankets for infants and children at HOCC. The hospital and patients who receive the blankets “are always very appreciative of our efforts,” says Jennifer Benisch, Junior League president. 

Junior League has been serving New Britain and the surrounding area since 1958. “Making the blankets has been both fun and heartwarming,” notes Benisch. 

Critical Care Unit staff is appreciative of the collaboration with the Junior League, which has made a real difference, says Karen Fasano, RN, director of Critical Care. “It’s very comforting for the patients, their families and our staff to have these blankets,” she says. 

The Junior League plans to make and donate more blankets to the hospital. For more information about the Junior League of Greater New Britain or making blankets, email Jlgnborg@gmail.com. 

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) is a 414-bed, 32-bassinet acute care teaching hospital with two campuses, New Britain General and Bradley Memorial in Southington. A member of Hartford HealthCare, HOCC services include emergency, inpatient, surgery, laboratory, outpatient, and radiology. Among specialty areas are cardiovascular care, metabolic health, obstetrics, oncology, orthopedics, and psychiatry/behavioral health. For more information, please visit www.thocc.org; for a physician referral, call 1-800-321-6244.