The Connecticut Department of Veterans' Affairs dedicated the Florence and Henry Wald House to provide a peaceful temporary home for many families involved with hospice care at the facility on November 7, 2007.
Florence Wald, a former Dean at Yale University School of Nursing, founded Hospice Incorporated in Branford, CT, in 1971. This has since become a model for hospice care in the United States and abroad.
The dedication ceremony at the Rocky Hill Campus included remarks by Linda S. Schwartz, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Veterans' Affairs, YSN Dean Margaret Grey, and several Wald family members.
“Florence Wald serves as an inspiration to us at Yale University School of Nursing and to nurses throughout the world,” Dean Grey stated. “Her work in developing hospice in the United States has impacted millions of lives. In the same vein, The Florence and Henry Wald House here on the Connecticut Department of Veterans' Affairs campus will provide compassionate care to the families of so many who have served our nation.”