We Are Stronger Together

This was a momentous year, as MidState Medical Center and The Hospital of Central Connecticut 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 health care 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 innovations that took place at MidState this year. They include instituting new best practices in joint replacement education and rehabilitation, expanding our Spine and Pain Institute, performing a groundbreaking robotic surgery and—in collaboration with The Hospital of Central Connecticut—opening the new Southington Surgery Center for orthopedic ambulatory surgery.

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

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