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December 3, 2008

Responses to Solicitation of Interest

The November 21st broadcast message on the Conceptual Framework from President Hogan and me provided much background on our ongoing discussions with the area hospitals. In that message we reported that, in response the University’s Solicitation of Interest, we received replies from St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Bristol Hospital, and a combined response from Hartford Hospital and The Hospital of Central Connecticut.

I am pleased to now make these documents available for your review.

When reading the documents it is important to recognize they were submitted to us on August 1, 2008. As expected, the discussions that have taken place between us and the hospitals have led the parties to substantially revise much of what was originally proposed. We consider this to be a positive and common occurrence when six organizations get together to develop important and new models of collaboration.

I will continue to keep you informed as the process moves forward.

Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice President for Health Affairs
Dean, School of Medicine