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  • How Incident Command Teams Shaped COVID-19 Hospital Response

    June 02, 2020

    The COVID-19 threat that gripped the world left most healthcare systems across the United States little time to prepare for a pandemic surge unprecedented in modern times. How did Hartford HealthCare manage it? Incident Command teams throughout the system learned, adapted and strategized to create and implement plans for patient intake,…

  • 5 Common Summer Rashes and How to Prevent Them

    June 02, 2020

    One of the most common causes for a summer visit to the doctor’s office is a rash. Although a sudden outcropping of skin bumps and lumps can be disturbing to anyone, summer rashes are often treated effectively. A rash that appears suddenly and spreads quickly on both sides of the…

  • It’s Time to Stand Together, Again

    June 01, 2020

    This message from Jeffrey Flaks, Hartford HealthCare President and Chief Executive Officer, was shared with the healthcare system’s 30,000 employees. Dear Colleagues: As a healthcare community, we are here to heal. The very core of our calling is as plain as can be in our mission statement: “To improve the…

  • Cellphone Location Data in May Shows Big Behavior Changes in Connecticut

    June 01, 2020

    Your cellphone doesn’t lie. Google’s latest Community Mobility Report, dated May 25, reflects an overwhelming desire by Connecticut residents to get outdoors — and still avoid going into their workplace — as the state economy reopens and the weather brightens during the COVID-19 pandemic. Use of parks, from April 13…

  • HealthCenter, New in Mystic, Adapts to Covid-19 World

    May 31, 2020

    By Elissa Bass Hartford HealthCare quietly opened its state-of-the-art primary care and multispecialty HealthCenter in Mystic at the end of January. Doctors and staff moved into offices, the physical therapy center was furnished with equipment, the imaging machines went online, and patients began to flow into the three-story, glass-front building….

  • MIT-Hartford HealthCare Model Shows No ‘Significant Second Wave’ of COVID-19 This Summer

    May 29, 2020

    So far, so good, is the assessment from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) analytics team that partnered with Hartford HealthCare (HHC) to track and predict the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides being “remarkably accurate” in pinpointing the peak of infection activity thus far, Dr. Dimitris Bertsimas, the dean…

  • Mobile COVID-19 Program Reaches State’s Underserved

    May 28, 2020

    Hartford HealthCare (HHC) this week reached a milestone of 37,864 COVID-19 tests completed. Thousands were through its mobile testing program, designed to help reach underserved population across Connecticut, according to Dr. Ajay Kumar, chief clinical officer for the system. Because testing is critical to managing the spread of the virus and…

  • ‘I’m a Miracle’: 21-Year-Old Recounts COVID-19 Fight, 3 Weeks on Ventilator

    May 27, 2020

    He remembers the dreams – trying to wake up and being unable to – but not much more of his experience fighting COVID-19 for more than a month at St. Vincent’s Medical Center (SVMC) in Bridgeport. Rodney Davis, a Venezuela native living in Bridgeport, was the first patient diagnosed with…

  • 10 Tips to Keep Your Summer Entertaining Safe During COVID-19

    May 26, 2020

    The summer season is officially underway and whether you spent the holiday weekend at home – again! – or widening your world in some way, chances are you’ll be trying to socialize sometime soon. COVID-19 social distancing guidelines have kept us largely at home. As infection rates decline, many are…

  • Do NOT Use a Mask With a Filtered Valve (It Can Spread COVID-19)

    May 26, 2020

    It’s easy to spot a mask that could put anyone who comes within 6 feet of the wearer at risk of COVID-19 exposure. Look for a little plastic valve. These are known as one-way valves, with the filter functional only in one direction. As you inhale, the incoming air is…


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