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Renee & Scott IrvinRobert & Phyllis JonesMs. Noveline JonesHarvey Kahaner, MD & Elaine KahanerMs. Kristen K. KalisherMrs. Rosalie L. KechejianTim KennedyMr. & Mrs. Rudolph KissmannMr. & Mrs. Stan KontogiannisDr. & Mrs. Raymond C. KurkerDr. Albert LangouMs. Amy P. LantaigneMr. Jeffrey LawtonMr. & Mrs. Steven R. LeibowitzMs. Katherine H. LindenMs. Ellen J. LongMr. Paul S. LoubierMr. & Mrs. Rudolph E. LuginbuhlBarbara R. MacDonaldMr. & Mrs. Stuart E. MagdefrauMs. Suzanne MaloneRobert E. MariglianiMr. & Mrs. Arnold J. MartensMr. & Mrs. Mike MartoneJamshid A. Marvasti, MDMrs. Deborah Marvin & FamilyMr. & Mrs. Tim McConvilleMs. Shannon McIntireCharles H. McKenzieMs. Shannon McLaughlin-MillerMr. & Mrs. William T. MeoMs. Cynthia L. MerrillRev. & Mrs. Donald G. MillerMr. & Mrs. Guy D. MinorDr. & Mrs. Firoz D. MistryMs. Judith MontgomeryPhilip & Jane MoreschiMs. Diane M. MoreyMr. Ernest MorrisMr. Homer O. MosqueraTimothy Nicola & Wendy WingardJon & Valerie NorrisMs. Lynn M. NortonMrs. Jill NugentMr. Scott O'BrienJanice & David OgdenTimothy & Michele O'NeilMs. Ann O'SullivanAtty. & Mrs. David M. PanicoMr. & Mrs. Brian PearsonMr. & Mrs. Harold E. PerryMs. Terry PoppitiBrian & Margaret QuigleyMr. & Mrs. Richard M. RayMr. & Mrs. Michael P. RehmerMs. Lisa ReynoldsMr. James RiopelDr. & Mrs. Craig RodnerLinda C. RoodMs. Karen SantasiereMs. Ileana C. SavyMr. Jonathan SeymourDrs. Dinesh & Madhuri ShahMs. Sharmila Shahani-SewrathanMr. & Mrs. David SheaEstate of Pearl D. SheekeyMs. Janice E. ShoresMrs. Sandra ShortridgeMarianne Schmidt SimonoffDr. & Mrs. Stephen T. SinatraMs. Bonnie SlaterMr. & Mrs. Tony SosnickMr. & Mrs. Mark F. St JamesDr. Carol A. StabileIn Memory of Patricia SterlingThe DeCormier FamilyMr. & Mrs. Peter T. ThompsonMs. Geraldine TracyMr. & Mrs. Jeffrey W. TrembackMrs. Teresa G. VanOudenhoveElaine & Calvin VinickMs. Rebecca E. WaiteMs. Kathleen M. WalshDr. & Mrs. David A WassersteinDr. & Mrs. C. Wendell WickershamRoseann WilliamsMr. David A. YandowMr. & Mrs. Richard H. YellenMr. Albert F YorioMs. Mary C. YoungAnita ZawislinskiCorporations, Foundations & OrganizationsAdvance Property ManagementAll-Phase Enterprises, Inc.AmeriCom Inc.Blue Back Group, LLCBouvier InsuranceBrighton CollectiblesBurtons GrillCenter Church WomenCharming Charlie Inc.ChimeNetCity of HartfordClarke-Irvin-Genovesi InsuranceColliers International - HartfordCommunity Healthcare Credit Union, Inc.Connecticut Hospital Association & AffiliatesCooperative Systems, Inc.Court House PlusEastern Bag & Paper GroupEvans, Pires & LeonardFleet Business ProductsFrank's Auto Credit, Inc.Freedom MortgageFuss & O'Neill EnviroScience, LLCGOJO Industries, Inc.Hartford HospitalHome Builders Association of Hartford County, Inc.HoneyBaked HamIatric SystemsImage FirstInterstate Electrical Services, Inc.J.R. Russo & Associates, LLCKMA Wealth Management, LLCLiberty Tax ServiceManchester Memorial Hospital Professional Registered Nurses UnionMarket Strategies, Inc.Meadowbrook of Coventry, LLCMedical Practice Partners, LLCNational Healing CorporationNicola, Yester & Company, PCOakleaf Waste ManagementPIMCOPMA CompaniesPreferred Painting ServicePromptcare New England RespiratoryPue, Chick, Leibowitz & Blezard, LLCRinaldi Linen ServiceRL SolutionsSaatchi & SaatchiSakura GardenSaturday Night Rockville AA GroupSouth Windsor Chamber of CommerceSouthern Auto AuctionSpectrum Marketing CompaniesSports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery, PCSt. Bartholomew Church ChoirState of CT Dept. of Social ServicesThe Connecticut Bank & Trust Co.Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.Turner Construction CompanyVernon Junior Women's ClubVivenzio & Associates, Inc.Wellcare of Connecticut, Inc.Woodlake at Tolland Staff$249 and UnderAlthough space limited our ability to recognize all of the contributors to the ECHN Community Healthcare Foundation, we would like to gratefully acknowledge the group of over 1100 supporters who gave contributions of $249 or less.27

Meanwhile, the world had been hit with the flu pandemic of 1918. Largely in response to that pandemic, Manchester Memorial Hospital was built in 1918, and the Maxwell Mansion was transformed into Rockville General Hospital in 1919.In 1932, Gertrude, now fully retired, became a member of the central Connecticut social elite. She never married, but she was well-known and enjoyed traveling. On her return from a trip to Mexico, she was suffering with an undiagnosed illness. Her physician, Dr. Howard Boyd, one of Manchester Hospital's medical staff of eleven physicians, admitted her to the hospital for evaluation. The laboratory was only able to perform the most rudimentary diagnostic assessments, so Dr. Boyd sent a specimen to Hartford Hospital. The lab there identified an uncommon parasite, which enabled Dr. Boyd to manage her treatment so that she gradually recovered.Henry had two children, Gertrude (born in 1866) and Knight (born in 1870). When Henry retired in 1890, his children took control of the family business. Knight was expected, as the male heir, to exert the main force in running the business, but it soon became clear that Gertrude had more business sense. So she became, in effect if not title, the leader of the family business.Henry died in 1906, and Knight, who became chronically ill, took his own life in 1913. After his death, Gertrude formally took control of the company and continued transforming it from producing paper products for the candle and lighting oil industries to producing insulator paper for the rapidly growing electricity industry. After managing the company through World War I, she hired non-family business executives in the early 1920s to take over the day-to-day operations. She sold all her shares in 1927 as the Great Depression loomed.Gertrude Rogersn 1832, a Dutch immigrant by the name of Peter Rogers built a paper mill on Hartford Road in Manchester, across the street from the Cheney Silk Mills and close to the Manchester Train Station. His company, the Rogers Paper Manufacturing Company, made paperboard for the booming textile industry of New England. Peter died suddenly in 1841 and the paper company was taken over by his ambitious 19 year-old son, Henry. Henry patented techniques for bleaching colored paper and for recycling waste paper and newspapers. When he invented a technique for the extraction of newsprint from newspaper (one of the first recycling patents in the history of the U.S.), his influence and his business spread rapidly throughout the Northeast. Manchester Memorial Hospital 1920s28860.647.4753