The Hospital Of Central Connecticut

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

    April 23, 2018

    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

    April 23, 2018

    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

    April 16, 2018

    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

    April 06, 2018

    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

    April 04, 2018

    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

    April 04, 2018

    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…

  • The Central Region Has Many Reasons to Celebrate Doctors’ Day

    March 30, 2018

    On National Doctors’ Day, we’re thanking the many doctors who practice throughout the Central Region and at The Hospital of Central Connecticut and MidState Medical Center. Their skills, expertise and compassion make a difference every day in the lives of our patients and families. We hope you’ll thank them as…

  • Hartford HealthCare Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport

    March 27, 2018

    Ascension and its St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport have signed a non-binding letter of intent with Hartford HealthCare for Hartford to acquire St. Vincent’s and all of its related operations.  St. Vincent’s, with more than 3,200 associates, includes a licensed 473-bed community teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility…

  • Central Region Welcomes Newest Safety Team Member

    March 23, 2018

    The newest member of the Central Region’s safety team stands on four legs and is very furry. Nitro, a 15-month-old Belgian Malinois security dog, joined the team this month. “Hospitals are like small cities, and we are happy to be able to welcome patients and visitors who freely walk through…

  • Seven More Flu Deaths in State Bring Total to 119 This Season

    March 20, 2018

    The state Department of Public Health is reporting seven more flu-related deaths, bringing the 2018 flu death total in Connecticut to 119. At least 98 of those deaths, 82 percent, are reported in people aged 65 or older. Seniors are a particularly vulnerable population, according to Dr. Virginia Bieluch from…


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