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HARTFORD, Conn. (July 15, 2021) – Saint Francis Hospital welcomed several former Hartford Whalers
players on Friday in conjunction with the Hartford Yard Goats 5th Annual “Whalers Alumni Weekend”
festivities. The former NHL players visited with patients and colleagues to chat, sign autographs, and
take photos.

“We are extremely grateful for our partnership with the Hartford Yard Goats, which provided us with
the opportunity to have these incredible former NHL players visit with our patients and colleagues,” said
Thomas Burke, BPharm, MBA, President of Saint Francis Hospital. “I thank the Whalers alumni who tookthe time to visit Saint Francis and look forward to the rest of the festivities of Whalers Alumni

Former Whalers in attendance for the meet-and-greet at Saint Francis included Dave Babych, Wayne
Babych, Jordy Douglas, Norm Barnes, Blaine Stoughton, Chuck Kaiton, Andre LaCroix, and Bob Crawford.

About Saint Francis Hospital

Saint Francis Hospital has been an anchor institution in Connecticut since 1897. Saint Francis is a
member of Trinity Health Of New England and Trinity Health, one of the largest multi-institutional
Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. Saint Francis Hospital, a Level 1 Trauma Center, is a
617-bed hospital, a major teaching hospital, and the largest Catholic hospital in New England. Other
Saint Francis entities include the Comprehensive Women’s Health Center, the Connecticut Joint
Replacement Institute, the Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Smilow Cancer
Hospital Yale-New Haven at Saint Francis, Trinity Health Of New England Medical Group, and
Community Health and Well Being, which includes the Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity, the
Joan C. Dauber Food Pantry, and the Greater Hartford Family Advocacy Center. Follow us on Facebook,
Instagram and Twitter @SaintFrancisCT