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  • Hartford HealthCare’s Flaks Appointed by Gov. Lamont to Assist State Covid-19 Response

    March 30, 2020

    Gov. Ned Lamont today announced details on the latest collaboration to assist in the state’s coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He is appointing the CEOs of three of the largest hospital systems in Connecticut – Hartford HealthCare, Nuvance Health, and Yale New Haven Health – to serve as co-chairs…

  • Need Medical Attention? Play it Safe During COVID-19 With a Virtual Health Visit

    March 27, 2020

    Dr. Mark Prete, Hartford HealthCare Senior Vice President and Hartford HealthCare Medical Group President, discusses virtual health’s role during the COVID-19 pandemic and also how it’s being used by medical specialists in a March 26 visit with WTNH, Channel 8. Here is an edited version of the interview: Q: Hartford HealthCare…

  • How to Avoid COVID-19 at the Supermarket

    March 23, 2020

    Such is the power of COVID-19 that, as we practice social distancing and “Stay Safe, Stay Home,” the scariest part of our week is going to the local grocery store. Is it safe? Yes, it’s safe to buy whatever is available but remain mindful that, though coronavirus spreads primarily person-to-person,…

  • Connecticut’s ‘Stay Safe, Stay Home’ Guidelines

    March 22, 2020

    Here are the specifics of Gov. Ned Lamont’s “Stay Safe, Stay Home,” as Connecticut tries to limit its residents exposure to the COVID-19 virus. The plan, effective March 23 at 8 pm, includes these recommendations: Non-essential public community gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason should be canceled…

  • Staying Healthy in Mind, Body and Spirit During a Crisis

    March 21, 2020

    During the uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis, many people are feeling increasingly anxious about what lies ahead for themselves and those they care about. Peter Lucchio, staff psychologist at Hartford HealthCare’s Bone & Joint Institute, offers some tips on how to make sure you are staying healthy in mind, body and…

  • A Dietitian’s Tips to Help You Through COVID-19 Isolation

    March 20, 2020

    As we practice social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and minimize trips to the supermarket, here are a few points to keep in mind when considering our nutrition status and that of our family. No one food or supplement will protect you from getting the virus — no…

  • Staying Connected with Elderly Loved Ones During the Coronavirus Crisis

    March 20, 2020

    During the coronavirus crisis, people are being asked to socially distance themselves and limit contact with others. Concern is especially high when a loved one is a resident of an assisted/independent living or skilled-nursing community. It is even being advised not to visit older loved ones in their homes. It’s…

  • Here’s What To Do if You Need, or Have, a Doctor’s Appointment

    March 18, 2020

    A message to patients from Dr. James Cardon, Hartford HealthCare Chief Clinical Integration Officer: Dear Patient: COVID-19, the new coronavirus, has affected all of us. To protect the people and communities we serve, Hartford HealthCare has put in place these policies and procedures for staff, patients and guests. If you have…

  • How to Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle While Social Distancing

    March 18, 2020

    As people around the world continue to practice social distancing in an attempt to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, many who are stuck at home are concerned about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Christopher Barrett, Clinical Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist at Hartford HealthCare’s Bone & Joint Institute, offers some…

  • Chief Clinical Officer on Hartford HealthCare’s COVID-19 Preparedness

    March 18, 2020

    Dr. Ajay Kumar, Hartford HealthCare‘s Chief Clinical Officer, discusses the healthcare system’s preparedness during a March 17 visit with WTNH, Channel 8. Here is an edited version of the interview: Q: Dr. Ajay Kumar, the chief clinical officer of Hartford HealthCare, is here to bring us up to date on…


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