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  • 2019 Healthy Family FunFest Marks Event’s 10th Anniversary

    January 09, 2019

    Each February, thousands of people pass through the doors of the Aqua Turf in Plantsville/Southington for the Healthy Family FunFest. More than a health fair, it is an event built on strong local partnerships and a singular goal: provide the community with information, screenings and other resources to improve their…

  • Southington Police to Offer Free Child Safety Seat Checkups at Healthy Family FunFest

    January 09, 2019

    Most parents and caregivers use child safety seats for their young passengers. But did you know that only one in five seats is installed correctly? Child safety seats can reduce death due to a car accident by as much as 71 percent and prevent injury but only if they are…

  • Hospital Security: A Dog’s Perspective

    January 07, 2019

    All across Hartford HealthCare you’ll find safety officers dedicated to ensuring that your experience is the best it can be. But there is one new officer getting a lot of attention. With four paws and a tail, he answers to just one name: Nitro. Nitro is a two-year-old Belgian Malinois….

  • A Fresh Look at the Survivorship Phase of Endometrial Cancer

    January 03, 2019

    By Maureen Bracco, APRN, and Dr. Jonathan A. Cosin Endometrial cancer is the most common cancer of the female reproductive organs in the United States.  For 2018, the American Cancer Society estimates there will be about 63,230 new cases of endometrial cancer diagnosed and about 11,350 women will die from this…

  • HHC Hospital’s Welcome New Year’s Babies

    January 02, 2019

    Hartford HealthCare’s hospital’s rang in the new year with some new babies. Take a look at the first babies of 2019 at Backus Hospital, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Hartford Hospital and MidState Medical Center. Backus Hospital Lianna Noelle Robin was Backus Hospital’s first baby of 2019,…

  • Hospital of Central Connecticut, MidState Medical Center Add Way-Finding Kiosk

    December 27, 2018

    MidState Medical Center in Meriden and The Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain are the first Hartford HealthCare hospitals with a way-finding kiosk system for patients and visitors. “This is an important step in our patient experience journey,” said Dr. Jeff Finkelstein, vice president of medical affairs for Hartford…

  • Hartford HealthCare Becoming a National Training Destination for da Vinci Robotic Surgery Training

    December 20, 2018

    With more than 1,600 procedures performed each year with the da Vinci ® surgical robot, Hartford HealthCare surgeons are nationally recognized experts in utilizing the technology and Hartford Hospital’s Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI) has become a training destination for robotic surgery. The da Vinci™ Surgical System offers…

  • A Coach’s (Cancer) Team

    December 17, 2018

    Kristina Gianinni of Avon is a businesswoman, mom, and volunteer. Her avocation, though, brings her to a local basketball court. Here, she coaches young men and women – including her own daughter. The sport provides her both focus and refuge from life’s pressures, while helping others appreciate the positive aspects…

  • HHC Breast Surgeon Earns Award

    December 12, 2018

    The Southern Connecticut Black Chamber of Commerce recently honored Dr. Camelia Lawrence, director of breast surgery at The Hospital of Central Connecticut (THOCC) and MidState Medical Center, as its Business Woman of the Year. The award was one of five given out at the group’s 11th Annual Awards and Holiday…

  • What to Expect From Lung Cancer Treatment

    December 06, 2018

    There have been rapid developments in the treatment of lung cancer in the last 10 years. Fortunately, because of earlier detection and improved therapies for patients with lung cancer, the outcomes for patients have improved significantly in recent years. The therapies used for treatment of lung cancer — chemotherapy, radiation,…


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