Pictured Above (left to right): Christina Asaro, Senior Philanthropy Officer, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital; Jeff Geddes, Vice President, Community Relations, Torrington Savings Bank; Hemal Patel, MD, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital; Erinne Houton, Regional Vice President for Patient Care Services, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital; Lesa Vanotti, President & CEO, Torrington Savings Bank; John J. Capobianco, Senior Vice President, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital; Debbie Bender, Director of Philanthropy, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is grateful to our community partner Torrington Savings Bank for making a generous gift of $25,000 in support of the hospital’s da Vinci Robotic Surgical System.

“Torrington Savings Bank understands the importance of the high-quality healthcare provided to the community by Charlotte Hungerford Hospital,” said Lesa Vanotti, President & CEO of Torrington Savings Bank. “The da Vinci will further their mission by allowing minimally invasive procedures right here in Torrington. Our contribution supports our belief that everyone deserves access to high-quality, state-of-the-art care regardless of where you live.”

“The da Vinci Surgical System’s arrival at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital marked a major milestone for our hospital and community as it is the first and only one of its kind in northwest Connecticut,” shared John J. Capobianco, Senior vice president, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. “Torrington Savings Bank’s support of our robotic surgery program will help us attract the next generation of surgeons to our region and provide our patients greater access to less invasive surgical care.”

“Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is thankful to Torrington Savings Bank for their generous support,” shared Debbie Bender, Director of Philanthropy at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. “This gift represents a meaningful investment in our community, which depends on our hospital’s world-class, compassionate care being close to home.”

The da Vinci Surgical System is the next generation of surgery, bringing maximum precision to minimally invasive surgery. The system is used at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital for:

  • Bowel resections
  • Ventral hernia
  • Hysterectomy
  • Kidney procedures
  • Uterine procedures
  • Cystectomy
  • Prostrate surgery
  • Lysis of adhesions
  • Complex abdominal surgery

If you or your organization would like to explore giving or fundraising opportunities at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, please contact Debbie Bender, Director of Philanthropy, at deborah.bender2@hhchealth.org.