This first HealthEyou issue of 2015 spotlights several outstanding programs and services The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) offers to keep you as...
By Matt Burgard
The new center, officially called The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, is expected to be open to treat its first patients by late March or early April, though official opening celebrations are not scheduled until June. Celebrations will include an official Grand Opening ribbon-cutting ceremony as well as special tours to be scheduled for members of the hospital medical staff, donors, employees, volunteers, hospital Auxiliaries and civic groups. A special event is also being planned for former and current patients and their families. More details on these events will be available soon.
Once it opens, the new center will be by far the largest facility dedicated to the treatment of cancer care in the region, with over 100,000 square feet devoted to state-of-the-art technology and services as well as office space for providers and other specialists. The $40 million project, which was funded in large part through the generous donations of donors across the organization and the community, is being built to provide patients with a place where they can receive virtually all of their care without having to travel from one medical facility to another.
“We are so excited about the opportunity this new facility will provide us in meeting the needs of cancer patients throughout Central Connecticut,” says Lucille Janatka, senior vice president of Hartford HealthCare and president of the Central Region for Hartford HealthCare, which includes the New Britain and Southington campuses of HOCC as well as MidState Medical Center.
The cancer center was designed with patient comfort and convenience at the forefront. Upon entering, patients and visitors will be welcomed by a special advocate who will help direct and guide them on where they need to go. The main lobby in the entrance features a large stone-inlaid fireplace and staircase that will offer a warm and welcoming environment designed to put patients at ease.
The blueprint of the building is set up so that patients can receive care in a coordinated, logical manner that will emphasize convenience and eliminate confusion. They can also expect the most advanced clinical services including leading-edge radiation technology, state-of-the-art pharmacy and infusion services and a full-service, comprehensive breast center. The center will also feature a boutique and a peaceful patio area, reflection garden and pond in the back of the building.
We’ve got plenty of upcoming events to help you connect to healthier.
Living a healthy lifestyle for people of all ages is the focus of the 6th Annual Healthy Family FunFest on Sunday, Feb. 22, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This free...