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Technology in Medicine – Like it or Not, Here it Comes

Technology is moving fast – whether it’s in the world of hand-held devices, TVs, or healthcare. But unlike your teenager’s urgent pleas to acquire the latest iPhone, or your spouse salivating over a mammoth flat-screen, there is a lot more at stake when trying to harness technology in healthcare. Moving...


New Technology Could Help Head and Neck Cancer Survivors

The Hartford HealthCare (HHC) Cancer Institute and the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center are working together to test technology that could improve quality of life and outcomes for head and neck cancer survivors. An abstract written by a wide range of clinicians, including MSK Assistant Attending Outcomes Research Scientist...


Local EMS: There to Answer the Call

For decades, whenever Harwinton residents called 9-1-1 for a medical emergency, the chances were excellent that their neighbor – Harwinton EMS ambulance chief/EMT Bob Collins – would respond. Until that January day when Bob collapsed – and the tables were turned.   “I was feeling fine,” Bob recalled. “Next thing...


Hartford HealthCare Senior Services Presents 13 Legacy Awards to Employees

Thirteen Hartford HealthCare Senior Services employees who have distinguished themselves through their dedication and work ethic were honored at the Legacy Awards Celebration held May 17 at Hawk’s Landing Country Club. Honorees received either the Trish Walden Legacy Award – Excellence in Resident-Centered Care or the Clarence J. Silvia Legacy...


2018 Desmarais Scholarship awarded to Windham food services worker

Kevin Howe was recently awarded Windham Hospital’s Jane M. Desmarais Memorial Scholarship, granted each year to an individual furthering their education in the field of nursing. The $1,000 scholarship was created to memorialize the professional standards of excellence that Jane M. Desmarais exemplified while practicing as a nurse at Windham....


Photo Gallery: Hartford HealthCare Dancing for Parkinson’s Event

The Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute hosted the inaugural Hartford HealthCare’s Dancing for Parkinson’s fundraising event May 11 at the Hartford Hilton Hotel.  The evening will included a dance competition featuring special guests and judges from Hartford HealthCare and the state and music by the De Novo Band. Proceeds benefit...