Virginia Thrall Smith - Connecticut Children's Medical Center


Virginia Thrall Smith (1836-1903)

Activist in support of services to women and children (Inducted 1994)

In 1898, the Newington Home for Incurables was founded by the Connecticut Children’s Aid Society under the leadership of Virginia Thrall Smith. Eventually, a hospital was constructed and by the 1960s, it was known as the Newington Children’s Hospital.  Today, this home still serves many children as the well-known Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.  The Medical Center is located at 282 Washington Street in Hartford.

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