Windham Hospital

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  • Courtney, in Windham, Says Rural Hospitals Need Medicare’s ‘Extra Boost’

    February 21, 2018

    Calling it “an incredible priority in eastern Connecticut,” Rep. Joe Courtney celebrated the recent five-year extension of the Medicare Dependent Hospital Program with a visit Tuesday to one of its beneficiaries, Windham Hospital. “Rural hospitals like Windham need the extra boost,” Courtney said of the $3.8 million in annual reimbursements…

  • Windham Hospital to Receive Federal Reimbursements as Medicare Dependent Hospital

    February 13, 2018

    Congressional approval of an extension for the federal Medicare Dependent Hospital Program (MDH) last week means about $3.8 million more in reimbursements for Windham Hospital, the only MDH hospital in the entire state. “Windham Hospital is a critical source of high-quality care for the Windham region,” said Congressman Joe Courtney…

  • New Windham Dementia Specialist Helps Bridge Gap for Caregivers

    February 08, 2018

    In most cases of dementia, there are two people in need – the person with the disease and their caregiver. Adrianne DeVivo, the new dementia specialist at the Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging at Windham Hospital, cares for both of them. DeVivo conducts assessments with dementia patients and their…

  • HPV and Head and Neck Cancer: The link is real. The prognosis is good.

    February 07, 2018

    For years head and neck cancer was mostly associated with heavy drinkers and smokers who had other chronic diseases.  That has changed dramatically in recent years. “The face of the disease has really changed because of the prevalence of HPV (human papillomavirus) which is now the leading cause of head…

  • Infusion Center Makes Debut in Windham

    February 05, 2018

    Windham Hospital recently announced the opening of the Lester E. & Phyllis M. Foster Oncology and Infusion Center at 5 Founders St. The new facility, which features towering windows facing a serene woodland area, was funded through efforts of the Auxiliary to Windham Hospital and the generosity of David and…

  • What is a Hospitalist?

    February 01, 2018

    For years, whenever patients were admitted to the hospital, they could expect a daily visit from their primary care physician. PCPs routinely made rounds at the hospital either before or after normal office hours, checking on their patients, monitoring their health and even ordering tests, consults or medications. Those days,…

  • It’s Super-Caloric Sunday: Fun Facts About Super Bowl LII

    February 01, 2018

    Super Bowl LII is almost upon us. As family and friends prepare to gather around their screens Sunday to watch the New England Patriots face the Philadelphia Eagles, it’s a near-cinch they’ll indulge in their favorite game-day foods, share a few laughs and lament the fact that the Monday after the…

  • Asthma, COPD and the Willimantic Waste Paper Fire: What You Need to Know

    January 29, 2018

    A fire the size of the Willimantic Waste Paper blaze can cause health issues for just about anyone, especially those with asthma, COPD and other diseases. Here are some tips from Windham Hospital Medical Director Dr. Robert Bundy, a pulmonologist, and the American Lung Association: General tips: Stay indoors: People living…

  • New Hope for Leaky Heart Valves

    January 26, 2018

    Did you know that your heart beats more than 100,000 times each and every day? And that some hearts are predisposed to leaking valves? But newer studies show that with the right surgeon, a surgeon with tremendous experience, repairing the valve  – in this case specifically the mitral valve – might be better for some…

  • Backus, Windham Highlight Year of Growth in First Joint Annual Meeting

    January 24, 2018

    Backus and Windham hospitals experienced a year of growth, improved patient safety and enhanced patient satisfaction scores, according to officials at the first-ever combined annual meeting of the two Hartford HealthCare hospitals. The meeting, the theme of which was “Defining Moments,” was held at the Hartford HealthCare East System Support…

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