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  • Two Hartford HealthCare Staff Members Named HBJ Healthcare Hero Finalists

    December 12, 2017

    Hartford Hospital Cancer Program Manager Karen Weingrod, MA, and Hospital of Central Connecticut Rehabilitation Network, Speech Language Pathologist Rachel Slater M.S., CCC-SLP were honored as finalists for the Hartford Business Journal Health Care Heroes Awards during the publication’s annual luncheon on Dec. 7 at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. The publication’s…

  • What This New Mission Control Means if You’re a Patient

    November 21, 2017

    In a renovated space on the Newington campus, registered nurses sit behind computer screens monitoring and regulating the flow of patients in, out and through Hartford HealthCare’s acute-care hospitals. They might hear this when the phone rings on a typical day: An in-patient at MidState needs to be wheeled from…

  • Can Sex Cause Death By Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

    November 15, 2017

    Sex doesn’t kill, according to what appears to be the first study to evaluate sexual activity as a trigger for sudden cardiac arrest. Researchers reviewing data on 4,557 adult deaths caused by sudden cardiac arrest between 2002 and 2015 in Portland, Ore., found only 34 involved sex. The report was…

  • Extra Special Deliveries for a Nurse at the Family BirthPlace at HOCC

    November 06, 2017

    Kathy Bak has welcomed the arrival of hundreds, maybe thousands of babies during her many years as a labor and delivery nurse at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. But 21 of those births have been extra special. Two were her grandchildren and 19 were her great nieces and nephews. Bak’s…

  • Central Region Names New Vice President of Medical Affairs

    October 27, 2017

    Jeff Finkelstein, MD, FACEP, has been named Vice President of Medical Affairs for the Central Region, effective Dec. 1. Dr. Finkelstein returns to the Central Region from Hartford HealthCare Medical Group, where he served as Medical Director of Urgent Care, leading Harford HealthCare GoHealth Urgent Care Centers across the state….

  • Learn How To Help Body Heal At ‘Qi Gong for Cancer’ Workshop

    October 17, 2017

    If you’re battling cancer, you may be seeking ways to help relieve pain, nausea and other symptoms without additional medication. Then consider Qi Gong, a centuries-old, mind-and-body practice. It combines certain postures and gentle movements with mental focus, breathing and relaxation. The movements can be practiced or adapted while walking, standing…

  • 5th Annual James Massi Lecture: Life After Breast Cancer

    October 11, 2017

    The Hartford HealthCare (HHC) Cancer Institute at The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) presents the Fifth Annual James Massi Lecture: Life After Breast Cancer, on Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m at 183 North Mountain Road in New Britain. In this free educational seminar, Hester Hill Schnipper, an…

  • Hartford HealthCare, Aetna Announce Three-Year Network Agreement

    October 03, 2017

    Three months before contract expiration, new contract means Hartford HealthCare hospitals, ancillary providers and employed physicians will remain in-network without interruption. Hartford HealthCare and Aetna today announced a three-year agreement effective Jan. 1, 2018. The agreement was reached three months before the current multiyear contract expired. The new contract includes…

  • Hartford HealthCare Physician Provides Perspective On Anthem Dispute

    October 02, 2017

    Hartford HealthCare, in its second day of a contract impasse with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, released a video statement Monday by a high-ranking physician who called for a quick settlement that would minimize patient disruption. “Contracting with insurance companies is a necessary part of our work,” said Dr. James…

  • Kristoffer Popovitch named Interim Vice President of Operations for the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute

    September 28, 2017

    Kristoffer Popovitch RT(R), MBA, has been named Interim Vice President of Operations for the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute (HHCCI). In this expanded role, Kristoffer will oversee HHCCI growth, integration, physician relations and other important functions, working collaboratively with HHCCI Physician-in-Chief, Dr. Peter Yu. In addition, he will continue to serve…


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