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Hospital receives $1,500 CVS Caremark grant for Heart Failure Resource Center

[February 20 2013] - The Hospital of Central Connecticut Division of Cardiology was recently awarded a $1,500 CVS Caremark Community Grant for its Heart Failure Resource Center.

The grant, targeted for at-risk and underserved patients who visit the center, will provide tools like pill boxes and scales that may be needed to assist with treatment plans. Such tools are intended to help patients with medication compliance and symptom recognition, important toward improved quality of life, says Catherine Callan, APRN, of the Heart Failure Resource Center.

The Center provides patient education and support aimed at helping patients have an improved quality of life and preventing another hospitalization for heart failure. At the center, patients receive a cardiovascular exam, learn about heart failure management and receive emotional and social support. Ideally, patients are seen within a week of hospital discharge for heart failure treatment.

The Heart Failure Resource Center, located at the New Britain General campus, is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; patients are seen by appointment. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 860-224-5694.