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The Hospital of Central Connecticut

HOCC Emergency Department: Accessible Expertise

Anything that comes their way, the emergency department at The Hospital of Central Connecticut can handle it.

Recognized by Healthgrades® as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence™

– the ONLY hospital in Connecticut to earn this distinction for three consecutive years.

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The Hospital of Central Connecticut Recognized by Healthgrades® for Clinical Excellence

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) has been recognized for its consistently high quality of care in a wide range of conditions, including a hospital-wide award for clinical excellence. Healthgrades®, an online resource for information about physicians and hospitals, named HOCC a 2018 Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence™, putting the [...]

HOCC Campaign Shows High-tech Care, Close to Home

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) launched a major marketing campaign designed to remind area residents that they have access to the region’s best doctors and most sophisticated medical care right in their backyard. Featuring documentary-style vignettes that give viewers an inside look at some of the hospital’s highest-stakes areas [...]

Thank You Volunteers

National Volunteer Week is April 15-21. Hartford HealthCare would like to thank the more than 2,000 volunteers who generously give more than 200,000 hours of their time in close to 375 departments across the system every year helping us deliver quality care. Meet just a few of our special volunteers: [...]

A Guide to Life After Cancer

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) is offering a free educational series, “Cancer Transitions, A Guide to Your Life After Cancer,” for cancer survivors. Starting May 10, this educational series will educate patients who have recently completed treatment or who are undergoing hormone therapy on what they can expect in [...]

Why You Should be Skeptical About FDA-Approved Cancer Test by Mail

The recent Food and Drug Administration decision allowing people to be tested for hereditary cancers through the mail may be more challenging than it seems. Dr. Sapna Khubchandani,  a breast specialist with the Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Hematology Oncology practice in Waterford, says it is “concerning” that the genetic testing [...]

How Organ Donation Saved One Life, Healed Another

Five years ago, Jammy Davies faced a parent’s worst nightmare. Her 20-year old daughter, Chelsea, became critically ill with bacterial meningitis, an infection in the brain and spinal cord. When Chelsea died at Hartford Hospital, Davies and her husband faced a wrenching decision: Would they be willing to donate their [...]

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