|Stroke Center Designated New England's First Comprehensive Stroke Center|
|The Joint Commission has designated The Stroke Center at Hartford Hospital as New England and Connecticut’s first Comprehensive Stroke Center. The recognition from The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association means the hospital is part of an elite group of hospitals and health care systems that can offer the most specialized stroke care twenty four hours a day, seven days a week with specialized providers who are dedicated and focused on complex stroke care. Comprehensive Stroke Centers are recognized as industry leaders and are responsible for setting the national agenda in highly-specialized stroke care by meeting The Joint Commission’s meticulous standards for Disease-Specific Care Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification.|
|Hartford Hospital & CT Children's Medical Center team up with Jackson Lab to pioneer "cancer avatars"|
|Scientists from The Jackson Laboratory will partner with cancer specialists at Hartford Hospital and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center to explore new approaches to cancer treatment for adults and children. Laboratory and hospital officials joined Gov. Dannel Malloy on Tuesday (April 30, 2013) to announce the new genomic medicine collaboration. |
JAX scientists and physicians from Hartford Hospital and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center will use specialized research mice as stand-ins, or avatars, for human cancer patients. Researchers will transplant and grow patient tumor tissue in the mice, creating a cadre of patient-specific avatars. By testing a selection of therapies in the mouse avatars and correlating the results with the particular genetic makeup of the tumor tissue, scientists and clinicians will gain deeper understanding of the effectiveness of various therapies for specific cancers.
|Hartford Hospital Honored by the American Stroke Association|
|Hartford Hospital has received the American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award. The award recognizes Hartford Hospital for providing high-quality, safe care for stroke patients.|