Scheduled to open in 2022, the seven-story, 200,000-square-foot tower will feature a variety of patient-focused amenities, including a labor and delivery area, intensive care and step-down units, and a medical-surgical unit for inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures.
Longtime supporters of Norwalk Hospital, the Bauers have provided gifts to help establish the Bauer Emergency Care Center, the Carol Bauer Nursing Scholarship, and the Jeffrey Peter Bauer Newborn Intensive Care Unit, named in memory of their son, who died shortly after birth. In addition, both George and Carol have served on the hospital's board of trustees.
"We could not be more appreciative of Mr. and Mrs. Bauer's remarkably generous gift to Norwalk Hospital. Their leadership and commitment to Norwalk Hospital over the past thirty years has allowed us to provide innovative medical care close to home for Fairfield County residents," said Western Connecticut Health Network president and CEO John M. Murphy. "We are dedicated to making investments in people, facilities, programs, and services to advance the caliber and scope of care we provide our patients. This transformative gift from the Bauers will allow us to do just that in Norwalk."