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NEW BRITAIN, CT – Hospital for Special Care welcomed Elizabeth Szymanoski, foundation director in January. Szymanoski will oversee daily stewardship operations of the Foundation, lead development initiatives, and provide personalized support in helping donors meet their philanthropic goals through the major gifts and planned giving programs.

Szymanoski has 13 years of healthcare and community fundraising experience. She comes from Easter Seals, where she served as Director of Development since October, 2020. She began her career in fundraising at The Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain in 2011, and was part of the Central Region Development Team for Hartford HealthCare for 9 years. She is an active member of the Rotary Club of Southington, and the New England Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (NEAHP), where she also is a member of their Board of Directors.

“Philanthropy is critical to healthcare’s continued growth and sustainability in this age,” says Lynn Ricci, President and CEO, “Elizabeth’s experience and dedication to serve our community align perfectly with our mission, and I’m confident her leadership will ensure effective stewardship and growth in charitable giving.”

Szymanoski graduated from Quinnipiac with a Bachelor of Science degree in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship. She also holds a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification from CFRE International.

About Hospital for Special Care
Hospital for Special Care (HFSC) is the fourth largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospital in the U.S. and one of only two in the nation serving adults and children. HFSC is recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in pulmonary care, acquired brain injury, medically-complex pediatrics, neuromuscular disorders including ALS research, spinal cord injury, comprehensive heart failure and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.

Located in New Britain and Hartford, CT, HFSC operates inpatient and outpatient facilities serving Southern New England and the Tri-State area on a not-for-profit basis. For the latest news and information, please visit, and follow us on Facebook @HospitalforSpecialCare and Twitter @HospSpecialCare.

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