Representative Arconti Announces Grant for Regional Hospice

Joe Walkovich, Cynthia Emiry Roy, President & CEO of Regional Hospice, and Representative David Arconti

December 12, 2018 (Danbury, CT) – State Representatives David Arconti (D-Danbury) and Bob Godfrey (D- Danbury) are pleased to announce that Danbury has received a grant that will be used to expand Regional Hospice’s in-patient Center for Comfort Care and Healing to include four new patient suites.

“Investing in health care infrastructure is important to improve accessibility to health care for our residents,” said Rep. Arconti. “A strong health care infrastructure strengthens our community’s well-being.”

Danbury has received a grant of $500,000 to assist with renovations to create four additional in-patient suites at Regional Hospice’s Center.
“We are grateful to Governor Malloy and Representatives Arconti and Godfrey for their continued support of Regional Hospice,” said Regional Hospice President and CEO Cynthia Emiry Roy. “By approving these important funds, we will be able to provide comprehensive, interdisciplinary end-of-life care for more patients per year.”

Rep. Arconti added, “Cynthia and I have worked persistently to secure this grant. The agency has provided specialized care to our community for thirty-five years and with an increase of demand for expert care, I am thrilled that the State Bond Commission approved the grant.”

“Regional Hospice is a gem! I’ve worked with the caring folks there for years. They make quality hospice care more accessible, compassionate, and ensure patients can focus on spending quality time with their families. I am happy to support expansion of this facility. It provides many services for those with terminal illnesses and their loved ones. Finding hospice care can be emotionally taxing without additional challenges,” said Rep. Godfrey.

“I would like to thank the State Bond Commission and Governor Malloy for investing in our community,” said Rep. Arconti.