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The Role of the Hospitalist

The Hospitalist Program at Backus and Windham hospitals is a great example of how the two hospitals, working together, provide seamless care for patients who may be seen at different points in either of the two hospitals.

How School Walkout Could Help Ease Children’s Fears of Gun Violence

If your kids participated in the nationwide school walkout March 14 to protest gun violence they weren’t just taking a stand.  They might also be helping their mental health and easing anxiety they feel about a mass shooting happening at their school. A month after 17 students were gunned down [...]

LIFE STAR Goes Out of State: Third Helicopter Added to Fleet

The new LIFE STAR helicopter, based at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport in Westfield, Mass., already has more than 40 flights since being commissioned in November as the only air ambulance service in western Massachusetts. Other LIFE STAR helicopters are based at MidState Medical Center in Meriden and Backus Hospital in Norwich, with [...]

Why Kids’ Care Packets for Cancer Patients Won’t Stop Now

They say it takes a village, and sometimes it’s the smallest villagers who make the biggest difference. Take 10-year-old Ava Benson of Mansfield, for example. After watching her mother Alicia go through treatment for breast cancer at Windham Hospital, the two talked about giving back to the hospital and helping [...]

Hartford HealthCare, Tufts to Offer Medicare Advantage Plans in State

Hartford HealthCare today announced it is forming a health insurance company with Tufts Health Plan of Massachusetts to provide Connecticut residents eligible for Medicare with cost-effective Medicare Advantage plans. The joint venture, CarePartners of Connecticut Inc., anticipates joining the state’s Medicare Advantage health insurance market Jan. 1, 2019, pending regulatory [...]

Courtney, in Windham, Says Rural Hospitals Need Medicare’s ‘Extra Boost’

Calling it “an incredible priority in eastern Connecticut,” Rep. Joe Courtney celebrated the recent five-year extension of the Medicare Dependent Hospital Program with a visit Tuesday to one of its beneficiaries, Windham Hospital. “Rural hospitals like Windham need the extra boost,” Courtney said of the $3.8 million in annual reimbursements [...]

Windham Hospital to Receive Federal Reimbursements as Medicare Dependent Hospital

Congressional approval of an extension for the federal Medicare Dependent Hospital Program (MDH) last week means about $3.8 million more in reimbursements for Windham Hospital, the only MDH hospital in the entire state. “Windham Hospital is a critical source of high-quality care for the Windham region,” said Congressman Joe Courtney [...]

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