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  • Thank You Volunteers

    April 16, 2018

    National Volunteer Week is April 15-21. Hartford HealthCare would like to thank the more than 2,000 volunteers who generously give more than 200,000 hours of their time in close to 375 departments across the system every year helping us deliver quality care. Meet just a few of our special volunteers:…

  • Opioids Aren’t the Only Options for Pain

    April 13, 2018

    By Dr. Jonathan Anthony Kost, Medical Director and Dr. Annette Karen Macannuco-Winslow The Spine and Pain Institute at MidState Medical Center Millions of people in America suffer from severe or chronic pain at some point in their lives. While opioid medications might help some with pain, for others they can…

  • Aggressive Treatment and Bone Marrow Transplant Help MidState Patient Beat Leukemia

    April 11, 2018

    For months Tracy Seguljic hadn’t been feeling well.  She had recently lost her husband to glioblastoma—an aggressive form of brain cancer—and believed she was just suffering from exhaustion, brought on by her grief and the months spent caring for her husband and two teenage sons. After experiencing shortness of breath,…

  • A New Procedure for Patients with Esophageal Cancer

    April 05, 2018

    A new procedure for patients with esophageal cancer is offering promising results. Dr. Stefan Kachala, a thoracic surgeon at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, was the first in Connecticut to perform a robotic esophagectomy. Q. What are some symptoms of esophageal cancer? What causes this type of cancer? A. Some of…

  • Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Shines in First Year

    April 02, 2018

    On April 3, 2017, MidState Medical Center opened its Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute, bringing together doctors from the region’s most respected orthopaedic practices providing the highest level of care for patients in need of joint replacement and care of other bone injuries and disorders to create a comprehensive orthopaedic service for…

  • The Central Region Has Many Reasons to Celebrate Doctors’ Day

    March 30, 2018

    On National Doctors’ Day, we’re thanking the many doctors who practice throughout the Central Region and at The Hospital of Central Connecticut and MidState Medical Center. Their skills, expertise and compassion make a difference every day in the lives of our patients and families. We hope you’ll thank them as…

  • Hartford HealthCare Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport

    March 27, 2018

    Ascension and its St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport have signed a non-binding letter of intent with Hartford HealthCare for Hartford to acquire St. Vincent’s and all of its related operations.  St. Vincent’s, with more than 3,200 associates, includes a licensed 473-bed community teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility…

  • Providing Health Care Goes Beyond Medicine

    March 27, 2018

    Midstate Joins Project to Address the Social Underpinnings of Health A medical history can reveal health risks that may help providers anticipate problems and provide treatment that offers the best outcome. In the Emergency Department at MidState Medical Center, a survey asking patients about their access to stable housing, health…

  • Becoming Grandma (Again) Following Full Knee-Replacement Surgery

    March 26, 2018

    Karen Castiglione had a goal: to be an active grandmother to her six grandchildren. But joint pain, specifically in her knee, was in the way for Karen — and she didn’t like it. “The pain had become too much. It hurt. It hurt a lot,” she said. “I couldn’t walk….

  • LIFE STAR Goes Out of State: Third Helicopter Added to Fleet

    March 12, 2018

    The new LIFE STAR helicopter, based at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport in Westfield, Mass., already has more than 40 flights since being commissioned in November as the only air ambulance service in western Massachusetts. Other LIFE STAR helicopters are based at MidState Medical Center in Meriden and Backus Hospital in Norwich, with…

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