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  • As Coronavirus Spreads, It’s a Waiting Game in Connecticut

    February 04, 2020

    Updated Feb. 12, 2020 More than two dozen nations have reported cases of coronavirus, but without a pattern of sustained community outbreaks the World Health Organization has not yet qualified it as a global outbreak known as a pandemic. Yet it remains a global health threat. The Centers for Disease…

  • How Patient Liaisons Help Smooth the Way at Hospitals

    January 27, 2020

    Being in the hospital can be unsettling, unfamiliar and uncomfortable for many patients. After all, it’s not where they would rather be. To help smooth the way and enhance patient experience, patient liaisons are now on staff at The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) in New Britain and Bradley campuses,…

  • Why the Census Is a Healthcare Issue

    January 24, 2020

    By Jeffrey A. Flaks Hartford HealthCare President and Chief Executive Officer and Sarah S. Lewis Hartford HealthCare Vice President, Health Equity Among the New Year’s resolutions that you’ve made (or maybe already broken), here’s one that should be easy to keep: Complete your U.S. Census form, and encourage everyone you…

  • How to Get Some Help to Take Off the Weight

    January 13, 2020

    Dr. Thomas J. Lane Director of the Weigh Your Options, The Hospital of Central Connecticut Just as the clock ticks midnight on Jan. 1, resolutions are made to achieve personal goals or make lifestyle changes. A great number of resolutions are made, and broken, that revolve around weight loss. If…

  • What’s Causing This Winter’s Mysterious (and Contagious) Lung Congestion?

    January 08, 2020

    This is the time of year when cold and flu are top of mind. But don’t underestimate lesser-known respiratory illnesses that are sweeping some parts of the nation earlier and more often than usual. Specifically, healthcare experts are reporting more cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which has symptoms similar…

  • I’m Sneezy, Achy and Tired: Is It the Flu?

    January 07, 2020

    The New Year is here, and while so many people have high hopes of good health for 2020, others are already suffering from the flu and other illnesses. We are in the midst of a very active flu season. More than 6 million people in the United States have already…

  • When Aches in Legs, Thighs or Hips Signal Hardened Blood Vessels

    January 03, 2020

    As we age, our body tends to wear down. We feel aches and pains that we’ve never felt before and with no obvious reason. For almost 12 million people in America, the pain, aching and fatigue they feel in their thighs, hips and leg muscles may be from poor blood…

  • Rating Agencies Deliver Positive Reports for Hartford HealthCare

    January 03, 2020

    As part of its $750 million financing plan, Hartford HealthCare has received solid reviews from three national rating agencies. Fitch Ratings, one of the three, has upgraded Hartford HealthCare’s rating to “A+” with a stable outlook. Fitch’s previous rating was “A” with a positive outlook. The other two agencies —…

  • A Healthier You: Cancer Institute Winter Classes, Events

    January 02, 2020

    2020 Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Winter Calendar Here’s your guide to all of our upcoming fall events: Community Education and Support Programs Bereavement Support Bereavement Support Group Jan. 22 Feb. 12 & 26 2- 3:30 pm Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Backus Hospital 326 Washington St., Norwich, Conference Room 2…

  • Dr. Gluck, Nurse Scirpo Honored as Healthcare Heroes by Hartford Business Journal

    December 15, 2019

    Two Hartford HealthCare professionals were among the honorees at the 2019 Hartford Business Journal Healthcare Hero awards ceremony. Dr. Jason Gluck from Hartford Hospital and Shawnna Scirpo, Director of Nursing for Emergency Services at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, were recognized in early December. Dr. Jason Gluck doesn’t shy away…


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