Hospital’s Be Heart Smart patient education series begins Oct. 2

April 08, 2015 By Kimberly Gensicki

(New Britain, Conn.) – The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s Division of Cardiology will present Be Heart Smart, a free four-week education series, beginning Thursday, Oct. 2. The series will be held 4 to 5 p.m. at the hospital’s Family Health Center, 22 Pine St. in Bristol. These educational programs are open to the community.

The dates and topics are:

    Oct. 2: Be Heart Smart: What You Need to Know with Dr. Justin Lundbye, chief of cardiology at The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC)
    Oct. 9: 10 Commandments of Cholesterol Control with Catherine Callan, APRN
    Oct. 16: Diabetes and Heart Disease with Betsy Kubacka, RN, MSN, RD, CDE
    Oct. 23: Women & Heart Disease with Dr. Heather Swales, director of HOCC Women’s Heart Wellness Center

Refreshments will be available at each event. Participants are welcome to attend one or more programs. Registration is advised and can be made by calling 860-224-4694.

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; for a physician referral, call 1-800-321-6244.