July 10, 2020
PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City Reaches a Settlement Agreement with MidState Medical Center in Regards to Meriden-Wallingford Hospital
MERIDEN—The City of Meriden has reached an amicable agreement with MidState Medical Center in regards to the former Meriden-Wallingford Hospital. MidState Medical Center has agreed to pay $300,000 towards cleanup costs as a good civic partner to the community. The negotiation was settled on Monday, July 6, 2020, after City councilors voted to approve the deal.
MidState Medical Center and other Hartford HealthCare services have been pillars of the community by providing healthcare and safety to Meriden residents and to the surrounding communities. MidState Medical Center had retained Meriden-Wallingford Hospital over 20 years ago but relocated to its current facility located on Lewis Avenue. Since then, the City has assumed ownership of the property. The City has expended funds to remediate the property but reached an agreement with Hartford HealthCare on assisting with some financial terms.
"One King Place is a key development in our City,” said Mayor Kevin M. Scarpati. “The site cleanup is necessary to move forward and we greatly appreciate Hartford Healthcare recognizing this importance and stepping in. The negotiations for this settlement illustrate our strong partnership with Hartford Healthcare and the team at MidState Medical Center. I am excited to work with them on their future investments here in Meriden."
“MidState Medical Center is pleased to work with the City of Meriden and help this important development move forward,” said Gary Havican, president of MidState Medical Center. “Although it has been more than 20 years since we owned the property, we are committed to supporting our community’s health and safety any way we can. As one of Meriden’s top employers, we’re proud to further advance economic development.”
Belen Michelis, Strategic Communications Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org, 203-535-5663