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A Cancer Survivor's Story

Hartford HealthCare's Kristen Zarfos is a beloved surgeon whose job each day it to care for people battling breast cancer. But it's her own battle with colon cancer that serves as a reminder to all the best way to take care of others is by taking care of yourself first.

HealthCare Happenings - June 2017

A visit from Congresswoman Esty, a celebration of life, a springtime mall event with retired MLB player Rob Dibble and the Hartford HealthCare-GoHealth partnership providing new urgent care options for you and your family. It's all happening at Hartford HealthCare!

HHC’s New “Mission Control” Gets Patients to the Right Place at the Right Time

In a renovated space on the Newington campus, registered nurses sit behind computer screens monitoring and regulating the flow of patients in, out and through Hartford HealthCare’s acute-care hospitals. They might hear this when the phone rings on a typical day: An in-patient at MidState needs to be wheeled from [...]

Extra Special Deliveries for a Nurse at the Family BirthPlace at HOCC

Kathy Bak has welcomed the arrival of hundreds, maybe thousands of babies during her many years as a labor and delivery nurse at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. But 21 of those births have been extra special. Two were her grandchildren and 19 were her great nieces and nephews. Bak’s [...]

Central Region Names New Vice President of Medical Affairs

Jeff Finkelstein, MD, FACEP, has been named Vice President of Medical Affairs for the Central Region, effective Dec. 1. Dr. Finkelstein returns to the Central Region from Hartford HealthCare Medical Group, where he served as Medical Director of Urgent Care, leading Harford HealthCare GoHealth Urgent Care Centers across the state. [...]

Learn How To Help Body Heal At ‘Qi Gong for Cancer’ Workshop

If you’re battling cancer, you may be seeking ways to help relieve pain, nausea and other symptoms without additional medication. Then consider Qi Gong, a centuries-old, mind-and-body practice. It combines certain postures and gentle movements with mental focus, breathing and relaxation. The movements can be practiced or adapted while walking, standing [...]

5th Annual James Massi Lecture: Life After Breast Cancer

The Hartford HealthCare (HHC) Cancer Institute at The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) presents the Fifth Annual James Massi Lecture: Life After Breast Cancer, on Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m at 183 North Mountain Road in New Britain. In this free educational seminar, Hester Hill Schnipper, an [...]

Hartford HealthCare, Aetna Announce Three-Year Network Agreement

Three months before contract expiration, new contract means Hartford HealthCare hospitals, ancillary providers and employed physicians will remain in-network without interruption. Hartford HealthCare and Aetna today announced a three-year agreement effective Jan. 1, 2018. The agreement was reached three months before the current multiyear contract expired. The new contract includes [...]


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Monday, Nov 27, 2017, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Yoga for Cancer Survivors

This is a gentle yoga class led by a certified Yoga teacher. Yoga matts are available, and wear comfortable clothing. MUST HAVE PHYSICIANS [...]

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017, 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Pilates for Cancer Survivors

This is a modified Pilates exercise class for cancer survivors. Pilates provides a gentle re-introduction to exercise. Wear comfortable [...]

Thursday, Nov 30, 2017, 6:30PM - 7:30PM

Family Birth Place Tour

We will tour the maternity unit, where you register, check in and a birthing room if one is available. Online registration survey [...]


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