Amanda Blaszyk

Recent Articles


Spine Center Opens at The Hospital of Central Connecticut

Adults struggling with acute back and neck pain issues now have access to specialized care at The Hospital of Central Connecticut Spine Center. The new center provides urgent and follow-up care for patients with new injuries. “This new Spine Center brings comprehensive, convenient care close to home,” said Gary Havican,...


Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute Awarded Advanced Certification From The Joint Commission

The Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center was recently awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. The advanced certification is awarded to hospitals based on the consistency and safety of their services and patient care. Fewer than 100...

Wallingford Endoscopy Center Opens

Endoscopy Center Opens in Wallingford

The Wallingford Endoscopy Center, an 8,533- square-foot space dedicated to gastroenterology procedures, has opened in Wallingford. The center, a joint venture between Hartford HealthCare, Connecticut GI and MidState Gastroenterology Specialists, offers upper endoscopies and colonoscopies in the new facility. “Patients in need of gastrointestinal procedures will find the best care...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Top 7 Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Years of computer keystrokes, repetitive hand movements, trauma or congenital defects can cause pain from the fingers to the neck and shoulder. Over time, damage to local nerves, especially in the hand and wrist, can lead to debilitating pain and an inability to perform everyday tasks. This can often cause...


MidState Medical Center Receives Breastfeeding Award

Baby-Friendly USA recently re-designated MidState Medical Center as a Baby-Friendly birth facility. “We are proud to be recognized as a ‘Baby-Friendly’ hospital,” said Amy Kelleher, Director of Women and Infant Services at MidState Medical Center. “Our Family Birthing Center team members are committed to creating the best breast-feeding experience to...

Feet

Is My Foot Pain Achilles Tendonitis or Plantar Fasciitis?

Is that a rock in my shoe? Overuse injuries can cause heel and foot pain. Weekend warriors, aerobics enthusiasts and even folks who are just getting back into exercise are no strangers to pains and strains. When it comes to foot pain, there are two common issues: Pain in the...

Orthopedics

7 Tips to Help You Choose an Orthopaedic Surgeon

Chronic pain from joint or musculoskeletal injuries can be draining, but for eligible patients orthopaedic surgery may bring relief. With so many types of doctors, procedures, technology and facilities, identifying the right surgeon can be overwhelming. “Patients have a variety of options when selecting their orthopaedic surgeon,” says Dr. Aaron...


What to Expect When You’re Expecting Joint Replacement Surgery

The wait is up – and you’re ready to leave the debilitating joint pain you’ve been managing for years behind you. It’s the day of your joint replacement procedure. The thought of surgery may seem stressful, but as a patient of the Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center, you...

Nurse Navigators

Surgery? Here’s What a Nurse Navigator Can Do For You

Preparing for surgery can be overwhelming. Even your post-surgical recovery can be confusing. But when you’re at the Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center, nurse navigators take the guesswork out of the experience. They streamline the process, focusing on patient education and clinical excellence – before, during, and after...