We Are Stronger Together

This was a momentous year, as The Hospital of Central Connecticut and MidState Medical Center came together to form a single Hartford HealthCare entity now known as the Central Region. Becoming a unified region was vital to the future of both hospitals. It enhances our ability to adapt to the demanding new healthcare environment while continuing to meet the health needs of the people in our communities.

Our regional structure has created new opportunities for both of these outstanding hospitals. We are now better able to learn from each other, share best practices, build on respective strengths and deliver our superb health care more efficiently and cost-effectively. Together, we can continue to grow. We can provide more services and programs for our communities, attract and retain high-caliber physicians and uphold our commitment to offering patients the most up-to-date technologies and treatments. As a region, we can also adapt more successfully to the changing health care landscape by emphasizing wellness, expanding outpatient care and offering more services closer to home.

Our restructuring has brought about many changes, and change is challenging. However, just as we are stronger together, we are also more adaptable. We will make steady progress and weather these changes successfully for the good of our communities and our hospitals.

In this publication, you’ll read about some of the exciting things that took place at The Hospital of Central Connecticut this year. They include receiving national recognition for our programs in hip and knee replacement, stroke and cardiology; making good progress on construction of our new cancer center and — in collaboration with MidState Medical Center — opening the new Southington Surgery Center for orthopedic ambulatory surgery.

We hope you enjoy this report, and we welcome your comments.

Lucille A. Janatka
Central Region President
Carl D. Grant
Chairman of the Board