Today’s interview is with Patrick Green, President and CEO of Laurence and Memorial Healthcare, a division of Yale New Haven Health, including L&M Hospital in New London, Westerly Hospital, and a whole network of local providers. Patrick discovered a love for the strategic planning side of health care in college, and worked his way up through the ranks. They have a strong commitment to keeping our community well and preventing illness before it happens by supporting everything from local fresh food to affordable housing. It’s about a lot more than treatments and prescriptions.
Most people don’t think an area like Mystic would have a homelessness problem, but financial crisis and the danger of homelessness can happen to people anywhere, and here in Mystic Always Home, formerly known as MASH, is here to help prevent a financial shock like a car breakdown or illness from spiraling into homelessness. Today we’ll be speaking with Betty Smith, the executive director of Always Home who will share what Always Home does and how you can help support them.