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Diabetes and heart disease focus of HOCC’s Aug. 26 WomenHeart of Central Connecticut meeting

August 18, 2014 By Kimberly Gensicki

(New Britain, Conn.) – At The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s Tuesday, Aug. 26 WomenHeart of Central Connecticut support network meeting, an HOCC registered nurse and dietitian will discuss the impact of diabetes on heart disease.

Betsy Kubacka, RN, RD, also certified in diabetes education, will present during the 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. meeting at the New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St., Dining Room B. The free meeting is open to women with heart disease.

The Hospital of Central Connecticut is the first hospital in New England to be a founding member of the WomenHeart National Hospital Alliance. WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease is the nation’s only patient-centered organization serving the 42 million American women living with or at risk for heart disease and is dedicated to women’s heart health through patient support, education and advocacy.

For more information or to register for an upcoming WomenHeart of Central Connecticut support network meeting, please call 1-800-321-6244.

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) is a 414-bed, 32-bassinet acute care teaching hospital with two campuses, New Britain General and Bradley Memorial in Southington. A member of Hartford HealthCare, HOCC services include emergency, inpatient, surgery, laboratory, outpatient, and radiology. Among specialty areas are cardiovascular care, metabolic health, obstetrics, oncology, orthopedics, and psychiatry/behavioral health. For more information, please visit www.thocc.org; for a physician referral, call 1-800-321-6244.

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