Hospital staff wear red to raise awareness of heart disease in women

February 18, 2015

To help raise awareness of heart disease’s prevalence in women, many Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) staff members donned red on Friday, Feb. 6, Wear Red Day, as part of American Heart Month.

HOCC’s Division of Cardiology has a specific focus on heart disease in women through its Women’s Heart Wellness Center which targets women’s cardiovascular health and care. In addition, HOCC is a founding member of the WomenHeart National Hospital Alliance and provides a monthly peer-led support network, WomenHeart of Central Connecticut, for women with heart disease.

 WearRed NB 2015
 WearRed BM 2015

On Feb. 6, Wear Red Day, HOCC staff members wore red to raise awareness of heart disease in women. Pictured are staff members at New Britain General campus (with WomenHeart banner); and at Bradley Memorial campus.

Wellness center services include arrhythmia, blood pressure and cholesterol management; heart rhythm monitoring; cardiac rehabilitation program; Heart Failure Infusion Center and Heart Failure Resource Center; pacemaker and implantable cardiac defibrillator implantation and testing; and peripheral vascular disease management. For more information about the center or to schedule an appointment, please call 860.224.5694.

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. Support network meetings are held monthly 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at the hospital’s New Britain General campus; the next meeting is Wednesday, March 18. For more information, please call 1.800.321.6244.

The Hospital of Central Connecticut is a 444-bed 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.