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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!

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 [...]

Hartford HealthCare Physician Provides Perspective On Anthem Dispute

Hartford HealthCare, in its second day of a contract impasse with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, released a video statement Monday by a high-ranking physician who called for a quick settlement that would minimize patient disruption. “Contracting with insurance companies is a necessary part of our work,” said Dr. James [...]

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Sunday, Nov 19, 2017, 1:30PM - 3:30PM

Newborn Care Class

This class will educate expectant families with basic skills on caring for their infant during the first few weeks after delivery. The fee [...]

Monday, Nov 20, 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 21, 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 [...]

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