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Rockville General Hospital ICU Nurses Station Receives New FloorWhen Gary Silverman, owner of CarpetWorks in Manchester and BACH member, heard that the nurses in the ICU at Rockville Hospital were wishing for a new floor for their station and there were no funds in the budget, he paid them a visit. After viewing the damaged existing flooring, he generously donated and installed a beautiful new floor for them. They could not be more pleased. "As a supporter of ECHN, it was my pleasure to provide this service when there was an obvious need," Gary said.astern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN) relies on community support from individuals as well as support from corporations and local businesses. Corporate support for Eastern Connecticut Health Network sends a strong message to consumers, employees, and other stakeholders that a company cares about the health of family and friends in our community. ECHN provides many opportunities for companies to support ECHN - through the Business Alliance for Community Health (BACH), special event sponsorship, corporate foundation grants, cause-related marketing, gifts-in-kind, matching gifts, employee giving and volunteering opportunities. For more information, please visit our website at www.echn.org/giving and click on Corporate Partners. Companies, both big and small, know that quality healthcare close to home is a good investment. Business Alliance for Community HealthThe mission of the Business Alliance for Community Health (BACH) is to provide unrestricted public support to ECHN while also addressing current health issues facing corporations, businesses and the community at large. BACH is a partnership between local businesses and ECHN through which both entities benefit.$1,000-2,499Aetna, Inc.Aqua Pool and Patio, Inc.Bigman Consulting ServicesBrico Environmental ServicesCarter Chevrolet Co., Inc.FandotechFreedom MortgageIgdalsky & Company, CPA'sJacobs, Walker, Rice & BarryOlender's Inc.Rockville BankRSK-Kellco, Inc.Russell & Dawson LLCSavings Institute Bank & TrustThe Main PubTwin NetworksVisiting Nurse & Health Services of CT$2,500+2Fly Wines Ambulance Service of ManchesterArbors of Hop Brook Retirement CommunityBNY Mellon Wealth ManagementCarpetWorksCNC SoftwareConnecticut Business SystemsEastern Connecticut Physician Hospital OrganizationErland Construction, Inc.Fletcher ThompsonHealthwise Medical Associates, LLPIntegrated Physician Management ServicesLynch Toyota ScionPatient Advocate for You, LLCWillis of Connecticut, LLC2011 BACH membersMembership pledges and contributions made between October 1, 2010 and September 30, 2011$500-999Advance Property ManagementAmeriCom Voice & DataBlue Back Group, LLCColliers InternationalCommunity Healthcare Credit UnionCooperative SystemsCourt House PlusEvans, Pires & LeonardEvergreen Imaging CenterFirst Niagara BankFrank's Auto CreditFuss & O'Neill EnviroScienceHome Builders Association of Hartford County, Inc.Interstate Electrical Services, Inc.J.R. Russo & AssociatesLiberty Tax Services of VernonMedical Practice PartnersOakleaf Waste ManagementPromptcare New England RespiratoryRaintech Sound & CommunicationsW.J. Irish Insurance AgencyWellcare of Connecticut, Inc.Honorary MembersTown of ManchesterTown of South WindsorTown of Vernon16860.647.4753

ilson Vega, president of Newington-based Connecticut Business Systems (CBS) since 2002, calls the monies and resources his company gives to ECHN "peanuts." He believes there's no comparison between what CBS gives and what ECHN gives back to the community. "When you donate to or work with ECHN, you always get back much more than you give," Wilson says.Still, the copier sales and service company contributes plenty of "peanuts." This year CBS donated three $4,000 smart boards for classrooms in the Clinical Day School at Manchester Memorial Hospital that serves children with behavioral health issues. CBS provided the hardware, software, installation and training to complete this tremendous gift-in-kind. CBS's other 2011 contributions to various ECHN fundraising needs totaled $20,000. Those donations included gifts to the Healium Ball (to benefit the John A. DeQuattro Cancer Center), the Meg Berté Owen Survivorship Fund, the Business Alliance for Community Health (BACH) and the Mason & Purcell Golf Classic.Wilson also donates time. Two years ago, he joined the ECHN Community Healthcare Foundation board, and CBS became a member of BACH. BACH is an ECHN membership program that promotes positive health-related education for businesses and the community. Wilson also serves on the Corporate Relations Committee of the ECHN Foundation board, which seeks to establish relationships between local businesses and ECHN."I love the culture at ECHN," Wilson says. "Senior management is close-knit. They continue to innovate even with all the tough issues in today's healthcare environment."Comprehensive Healthcare System"The awareness of the quality of care provided by ECHN - very close to home - really needs to get out more," says Wilson. He sees ECHN not as just hospitals, but as a comprehensive healthcare system that provides for everything from maternity to cancer treatment, behavioral health, elderly health, women's health and more.Between his company and ECHN, Wilson also sees a shared focus on wellness. CBS, now a part of Xerox, emphasizes employee health. CBS employees have easy access to annual health assessments, quarterly health challenges, online seminars and healthy living programs."We want our employees to understand that they can do a lot to manage, improve and sustain their own health," Wilson says.According to Wilson, the importance of healthcare and the strength of the ECHN continuum of care demand emphasis. "Local businesses need to recognize that ECHN is an incredibly responsible healthcare system and that it employs so many people. ECHN is a keystone to the community."17