Jorge Cabrera

State Senator

Jorge Cabrera

Deputy President Pro Tempore

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July 22, 2022

Sen. Cabrera Applauds Bond Funding for Replacement Generator at Griffin Hospital

HARTFORD, CT – Today, state Senator Jorge Cabrera (D-Hamden) applauded the state’s Bond Commission for including $1.3 million in funding to provide a grant-in-aid to Griffin Hospital in Derby for the replacement of an emergency generator
“I’d like to thank Rep. Nicole Klarides-Ditria for initiating this request and the rest of the delegation for their involvement and bipartisanship,” said Sen. Cabrera. “In the event of a bad storm or incident that could knock the power out, we all want the peace of mind of knowing if we have a loved one in the hospital, or if we’re in the hospital, that the outage won’t compromise the care received.”
Griffin Hospital, on 130 Division Street in Derby, serves more than 130,000 residents in its 160-bed facility, per the hospital’s website. Griffin Hospital is the only hospital to be  named to FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For”  list for ten consecutive years, the only Connecticut hospital recognized four times by the Joint Commission as a ”Top Quality Performer” on key quality measures, and a recipient of The Leapfrog Group’s “A” Grade for Patient Safety for six consecutive periods, also per the hospital’s website.
The state’s Bond Commission is slated to meet to approve the funding on July 29.