Carol Bauer described Norwalk Hospital as “the health care monument on the hill,” and with a $20 million donation from her and her husband George, the facility is about to see a monumental expansion. The New Canaan couple’s contribution will help Norwalk Hospital construct and renovate the new 188,000-square-foot Patient Pavilion, the largest expansion project in the hospital’s history. The project is the centerpiece of “Building Our Future. Together. The Campaign for Norwalk Hospital,” a $250 million investment over the next five years by Nuvance Health for the Norwalk Hospital community. The Bauers’ gift will directly benefit the hospital departments of cardiovascular, cancer, emergency medicine, surgery and women’s health services, according to Cordeau.
“We are incredibly honored by the Bauers’ incredible investment in health care for this community. We’re only able to make this expansion a reality through the generosity of our community, and their leadership gift will set the stage for others to follow. They’re not only incredibly generous philanthropists, they truly believe in this community,” said Grace Linhard, chief development officer of Nuvance Health.