Hartford Hospital to Create Transformative Bone & Joint Institute
10/21/2014
Hartford Hospital has begun construction of its $150-million Bone and Joint Institute and ambulatory surgical center to create a world-class orthopedic center. The Institute will integrate all elements of orthopedics and musculoskeletal treatment, including specialty care, diagnostics, rehabilitation, rheumatology, neurology, neurosurgery and pain management.
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Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute officially certified as first member of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance
10/21/2014
The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute (HHCCI) has been formally certified as the charter member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, a transformative initiative to improve quality of care and outcomes for cancer patients in community healthcare settings. The Cancer Institute is comprised of five cancer centers — one at each of Hartford HealthCare’s acute care hospitals across Connecticut.
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Ebola Information
10/20/2014
Hartford HealthCare has developed a coordinated response plan to safely care for potential Ebola patients.
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Hartford Hospital Cancer Registry Reaches a Milestone
10/9/2014
In October 2014, the Cancer Registry team processed its 100,000th patient. Established as a hospital Cancer Registry in 1928, the department has been collecting, analyzing and codifying cancer data since that time. The Registry has seen many changes over the years from abstracting data from handwritten 3 x 5 cards and typed carbon-paper reports to sophisticated computer software programs. Early cases captured a dozen or so fields. Now, an abstract contains over 2,000 different fields available for data collection.
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National News: One U.S. Hospital's Strategy For Stopping Ebola's Advance - NPR
10/8/2014
In Spain, a nurse treating a patient for Ebola contracted the virus herself. And that brings renewed attention to concerns for the safety of health care workers.  Jeff Cohen of WNPR visited Hartford Hospital in Connecticut to see how it’s preparing.
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