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

    March 15, 2018

    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

    March 12, 2018

    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

    February 28, 2018

    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

    February 28, 2018

    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’

    February 21, 2018

    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

    February 13, 2018

    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…

  • New Windham Dementia Specialist Helps Bridge Gap for Caregivers

    February 08, 2018

    In most cases of dementia, there are two people in need – the person with the disease and their caregiver. Adrianne DeVivo, the new dementia specialist at the Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging at Windham Hospital, cares for both of them. DeVivo conducts assessments with dementia patients and their…

  • HPV and Head and Neck Cancer: The link is real. The prognosis is good.

    February 07, 2018

    For years head and neck cancer was mostly associated with heavy drinkers and smokers who had other chronic diseases.  That has changed dramatically in recent years. “The face of the disease has really changed because of the prevalence of HPV (human papillomavirus) which is now the leading cause of head…

  • Infusion Center Makes Debut in Windham

    February 05, 2018

    Windham Hospital recently announced the opening of the Lester E. & Phyllis M. Foster Oncology and Infusion Center at 5 Founders St. The new facility, which features towering windows facing a serene woodland area, was funded through efforts of the Auxiliary to Windham Hospital and the generosity of David and…

  • What is a Hospitalist?

    February 01, 2018

    For years, whenever patients were admitted to the hospital, they could expect a daily visit from their primary care physician. PCPs routinely made rounds at the hospital either before or after normal office hours, checking on their patients, monitoring their health and even ordering tests, consults or medications. Those days,…

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