The Hospital Of Central Connecticut

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  • 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,…

  • Suboxone Treatment Can Begin in the Emergency Room

    December 04, 2018

    On a recent Saturday, a patient was brought into The Hospital of Central Connecticut Emergency Department overdosing on opioids; doctors diagnosed him with Opioid Use Disorder and asked if he wanted to start recovery. When he agreed, they gave him a dose of Suboxone, a medication that eases what can…

  • Community Partnership Puts Opioid Users into Treatment Instead of Jail

    November 27, 2018

    Drugs fueled a vicious, seemingly unending circle for Steven Mikkanen. Using since high school, when he “wanted to fit in,” left him homeless and broke throughout his 20s. He’d steal to support his habit, but multiple arrests left him undesirable to employers and feeling worthless. In 2014, after three arrests…

  • Diabetes Prevention Program second session set at YMCA held in conjunction with Hartford HealthCare

    November 21, 2018

    Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects an estimated 30 million people in the United States with more than 1 million people being diagnosed each year, according to the American Diabetes Association. In response, the Southington Community YMCA in collaboration with Hartford HealthCare has been conducting the free 12-week Diabetes…

  • Drs. Nowicki, London, Frallicciardi to Lead Tweeting for CME’s on Emergency Medicine on Nov. 29

    November 18, 2018

    You’re a busy professional in the demanding field of healthcare. One of the demands is finding the time to take Continuing Medical Education (CME) hours to keep abreast of the latest innovations in healthcare, not to mention maintain your licensure. Hartford HealthCare’s Department of Continuing Education can help with the…


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