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  • MyChartPlus: Get Your Health Records With An App

    February 27, 2019

    Hartford HealthCare has a new online tool and app (iOS and Android) that make it easier for patients to navigate their care.  MyChartPLUS provides a secure network for patients to access their personalized health information and records from any PC, smartphone or tablet.  Dr. Spencer Erman is Vice President and Chief Medical…

  • New Software Lets First Responders Gain Critical Link to Emergency Department

    February 26, 2019

    Hartford HealthCare is teaming up with local EMS responders using the system’s electronic health records system to improve communication and patient care in the field. On Feb. 14, Backus Hospital became the first hospital in the health system to go live with the Health Data Exchange. The interface links the…

  • Backus Preventative Medicine Team Breaks Down Barriers to Improve Health

    February 11, 2019

    Seeking to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions and readmissions, The William W. Backus Hospital created a Preventive Medicine Team (PMT) that is helping people be healthier, happier, and stay out of the hospital whenever possible. The PMT is designed to support patients who are frequently admitted to the hospital by creating…

  • Being Rxesponsible When it Comes to Disposing of Old Prescription Medications

    January 31, 2019

    Older prescriptions in our homes can cause all sorts of problems, not the least of which are abuse and addiction. Rushford Medical Director Dr. J. Craig Allen explains how getting old or expired medications out of your house responsibly can help fight the nation’s opioid crisis.  Q: You see what…

  • Crohn’s: How to Get an Accurate Diagnosis

    January 23, 2019

    When stomach cramps and other bathroom distress seem to trouble you over and over, it might be more than just the lunchtime burrito or nerves. For about 700,000 Americans, these are the signs of Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. Crohn’s – which, with colitis, is an…

  • Mystic Health Center Approved

    January 22, 2019

    Hartford HealthCare’s proposed 47,000-square-foot, three-story health center in Mystic received unanimous approval from the Stonington Planning and Zoning on Jan. 14. Approval clears the way for groundbreaking at the site off of Coogan Boulevard. The health center will include primary care, cardiology, diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation, Headache Center, Movement Disorders Center,…

  • Finding Success in Opioid Treatment

    January 07, 2019

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

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • How an Oncology Nutritionist Can Help Your Body Fight Cancer

    December 04, 2018

    Nutrition is an essential part of health and shouldn’t be neglected when going through cancer treatment. MaryBeth Dahlstrom-Green, an oncology nutritionist with the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Backus Hospital, said the often rigorous treatment required to fight cancer can leave patients physically and emotionally depleted. That’s where she comes…


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