HCRS’ Board of Directors recently recognized Judith Hayward, CEO, for her commitment and dedication to making HCRS’ new Springfield facility a reality.
It has been Ms. Hayward’s desire since the late 90’s to improve HCRS’ facilities for both staff and clients. The new 30,000 square foot Springfield facility, located at 390 River Street, has been described as a “terrific example of green, sustainable, responsible architecture” and promotes a welcoming, respectful environment for staff and clients where they can work and gather together.
The new Springfield facility is the fulfillment of Ms. Hayward’s vision of fully integrating the services HCRS provides. The first step toward this goal was the recent addition of a two-story wing to HCRS’ Brattleboro Fairview Street building. This expansion provided the space needed in order to combine Developmental and Outpatient Services in one location.
Secondly, HCRS purchased and renovated the former Hartford Village School building in order to replace previously leased office space in White River Junction. The new and expanded facilities in Springfield, Hartford, and Brattleboro provide comprehensive mental health and substance abuse services and are representative of the high quality of care and dedication of staff at HCRS.
A reception was held on August 2nd at the new Springfield facility to recognize Ms. Hayward. Allen Dougherty, Board Chairman, presented Ms. Hayward with a bronze plaque, naming the reception area of HCRS’ Springfield headquarters in honor of her dedication and vision in making the new Springfield facility a reality. Mr. Dougherty noted that it was also her vision and passion that brought about the newly renovated Hartford facility and the recent addition to HCRS’ Brattleboro facility.
Ms. Hayward has worked at HCRS for more than ten years, and has been CEO since 1998.