Farewell, but not Goodbye

Institute of Living education building to be named for retiring leader

The Institute of Living (IOL) Commons Building will be named after Harold (Hank) Schwartz, MD, whose legacy includes transforming the IOL into what it is today and the recognition he has brought it across the state and nation.

The building, which also houses the Myths, Minds and Medicine museum, will be renamed the Harold I. Schwartz Center for Education.

Dr. Schwartz, affectionately known as Hank, stepped down as psychiatrist-in-chief on Oct. 1, 2018, although he will continue seeing patients, mentoring, researching and writing on the IOL campus for at least the next two years.

Hartford HealthCare Chief Executive Officer Elliot Joseph and Hartford Hospital President Bimal Patel honored Hank during a reception in September at Hartford Hospital’s Bone & Joint Institute. Bimal praised Dr. Schwartz for his leadership, conviction and bold execution throughout his tenure, recalling his uncompromising dedication to patients and how he often went above and beyond the call of duty to meet their unique needs.

Dr. Schwartz praised the doctors, psychologists, nurses, social workers, techs, administrative assistants, housekeepers and many more who made it all possible.