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New London Announces Circle of Gratitude

Circle of Gratitude: Compassion, Healing, Generosity

“On behalf of my mother and family, please know of our immense gratitude for the role that New London Hospital caregivers gave in providing both timely attention and excellent care by everyone she encountered during her stay. We have made a contribution as appreciation and tribute to the wonderful hospital staff for all that they do to give the very best.” - The Stohls, Grateful Family Members

We frequently hear from patients and their loved ones, like the Stohls, who tell us how members of our health care team went above and beyond to make them feel comfortable and nurtured through excellent, compassionate care. They want to know, “How we can ever say thank you enough?”

New London Hospital is excited to announce a new, formalized grateful patient program, the Circle of Gratitude, to help patients and loved ones express their gratitude and emotional connection after care. The Circle of Gratitude is a philanthropic program that ties a financial donation to the care of a particular person and honors their care team. These grateful donations are then used to enhance patient care, completing the circle.

“This incredible program provides an opportunity for those who want to say thank you to one of our staff members with something more than words. We believe the expression of gratitude spreads and ripples outward like a circle, hence the term, Circle of Gratitude,” says Kathleen Kennedy, director of Community Relations and Development.

Each caregiver who is honored receives a pin through a special ceremony and wears it proudly as a reminder. These thoughtful gifts also help New London meet the needs of its community by expanding programs, advancing technology, investing in clinical talent and supporting its commitment to compassionate patient- and family-centered care.

This article was submitted with special thanks to the Philanthropy and Community Relations team at Cheshire. They launched their grateful patient program two years ago, and we are honored to utilize the Circle of Gratitude name they worked so hard to develop.