The Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center at Hartford Hospital (HH) continues to work in collaboration with Connecticut Children’s’ Medical Center (CCMC) to comprise the Central Connecticut Cystic Fibrosis Center (CCCFC). Historically, all cystic fibrosis patients were admitted to a pediatric setting. Due to the increase in the number of patients, life expectancy and the apparent need for adult-specific services, a partnership between the two institutions ensued. The entire team of our Center has been committed to a seamless transition, continuous quality improvement, and adherence to established standards of care. The Pulmonary Unit, Bliss 11 east, was designated as the inpatient cystic fibrosis floor. The essential elements and building blocks of excellence in patient care and nursing are evidenced by our commitment and attainment of accreditation from the nationally recognized, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Our center is one of 117 centers nationally accredited by this prestigious Foundation.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s mission is to develop the means to cure the disease and to improve the quality of life for those with the condition by establishing consistent standards of care which best control the disease. In summary, the Hartford Hospital leadership team states: “Although these patients may be both clinically and emotionally challenging, the rewards they bring are immeasurable, including both personal and professional development. It is both a privilege and honor to partner with these patients and to be part of the process of bringing scientific advances to the clinical arena and at the forefront of continuous quality improvement.”

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