Danbury Hospital has received a $1 million donation from Maplewood Senior Living CEO Gregory Smith. The gift was made to the Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation.
Western Connecticut Health Network President and CEO Dr John Murphy says the money will go to the pediatrics department. The reason for that designation he says is that Smith's son was born at just 26 weeks. Smith previously donated money to Danbury Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
The new emergency department that's being constructed in Danbury will double the number of rooms for children.