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U.S. News Rankings

Hartford Hospital No. 1 in Metro Area in U.S. News Rankings

Hartford Hospital has been ranked No. 1 in the Hartford metro area for the ninth year in a row and among the best in Connecticut for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 30th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most complex patients. (To find...


When Caregiving Wasn’t Enough, Hartford Hospital Nurse Gave Gift of Life

When Heidi Janssen made the decision to become a nurse 24 years ago, it was her passion for making a difference in someone else’s life that fueled her career choice. She treasures every moment with her patients, but always felt a yearning to do more. Her opportunity to do just...

Stroke

Hartford Hospital Recertified as Comprehensive Stroke Center

Last month Hartford Hospital earned recertification from the Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. Hartford Hospital was originally certified in 2013. This is our third recertification. To be eligible, hospitals must demonstrate compliance with stroke-related standards as a Primary Stroke Center and meet additional requirements, including those related to...

Detox Tea

Detox Teas: Are They Really Healthy?

The so-called “detox teas” creating a buzz on social media may not be healthy after all, according to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who spoke at a press conference June 17 at Hartford Hospital. Many of these teas, sold under a variety of names, claim to promote weight loss and a...

Hernia

This Complex Hernia Case Took 9 Hours. Here’s Why.

After surviving sepsis and a monthlong coma when his pancreas failed and his body started to shut down, Eric Pinsonneault wasn’t too worried about a follow-up surgery a year later for a hernia that had developed at the site of his original incision. “I thought it would be pretty easy...


Fundoplication? It Spelled Relief For Their GERD

For years, gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, had a chokehold on Bernice Montefusco of Wallingford and Thomas P. Barrett of Southington. The pain and complications disrupted their daily lives and even adversely affected their loved ones. Barrett said he had no interest in his family or even his granddaughter because he...