Connecticut Children's Honors Local Family with Partners in Caring Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 15, 2013

MEDIA CONTACT:   Teresa Riccio, Communications Specialist
   (860) 837-6375; triccio01@connecticutchildrens.org

HARTFORD, Conn. - On Thursday, May 16, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center will honor a family whose commitment to the Medical Center and compassion for others touches the lives of tens of thousands of children and their families across Connecticut each year. The Partners in Caring Award, presented to an individual, couple or corporation dedicated to Connecticut Children’s mission, will be bestowed upon the Hoffman Family during the annual Partners in Caring dinner. Jeffrey S. and I. Bradley Hoffman, Co-Chairs of the Hoffman Auto Group and Matthew S. Hoffman, Vice President of Hoffman Auto Group will accept the award that evening.

“Members of the Hoffman family have given so generously of their time and talent to advance the mission of Connecticut Children’s.  We are honored to recognize their outstanding contributions and grateful they have chosen to keep Burton Hoffman’s altruistic spirit alive through their dedication to our children and families,” said Martha Schall, President of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation.

Through the Burton and Phyllis Hoffman Family Endowed Fund in Adolescent Health, Connecticut Children’s has enhanced its ability to provide primary care specially tailored to adolescents.  With the support of the Hoffman family and their Burton C. Hoffman Golf Classic, Connecticut Children’s created the Burton C. Hoffman Surgery Center.  This state of the art, family friendly Center cares for over 11,000 children each year, ensuring that every child in the state has access to the latest innovations in surgical care.  Jeffrey S. Hoffman joined the Connecticut Children’s Corporate Board of Directors in 1996 and has held numerous positions on both the Corporate and Foundation Board of Directors since that time.  He currently is the Chairman of the Foundation Board.

About the Hoffman Family
When Israel Hoffman founded Hoffman Auto Group 90 years ago, he – and later his son Burton – left behind a legacy of trust, community and integrity. They knew that essential to a successful business was family; and that the value of trust is immeasurable. They understood that meaningful relationships must be nurtured, and that a community is the first ingredient of any sound venture. Today, Jeffrey S. Hoffman, I. Bradley Hoffman, and Matthew S. Hoffman carry on those traditions. No matter where their journeys lead, community, integrity and family will always be at the core of their endeavors. Residing in Avon, the Hoffmans pride themselves on community involvement, with a focus on local charities. Their philanthropic endeavors expand across the areas of education, medicine and the arts; and are supporters of over a hundred community events annually.

About Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is a nationally recognized, 187-bed not-for-profit children’s hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Named among the best in the nation for several of its pediatric specialties in the annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings, Connecticut Children’s is the only free-standing children’s hospital in Connecticut that offers comprehensive, world-class health care to children. Our pediatric services are available at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford and at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, with neonatal intensive care units at Hartford Hospital and the University of Connecticut Health Center, along with five specialty care centers and 10 other locations across the state. Connecticut Children’s has a medical staff of nearly 1,100 practicing in more than 30 specialties.

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