Patient Condition

To check on a patient condition, please call 860-972-4200

Because of HIPAA regulations, you must ask about a patient by name. Hartford Hospital can release a one-word description of that patient's condition.

Below are the definitions of the four conditions approved by the American Hospital Association:

Good
Vital signs are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious and comfortable; indicators are excellent.

Fair
Vital signs are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious but may be uncomfortable; indicators are favorable.

Serious
Vital signs may be unstable and not within normal limits. Patient is acutely ill; indicators are questionable.

Critical
Vital signs are unstable and not within normal limits. Patient may not be conscious; indicators are unfavorable.  

Inquiries & Interviews

Hartford Hospital welcomes inquiries from print, broadcast and internet outlets. Someone is always available to take your calls. All inquiries must come through the Media Relations Department. Hartford Hospital's staff includes many nationally-recognized experts in a host of medical fields. The hospital's media relations team is happy to connect reporters and producers with these specialists. We know you’re on deadline and will work as quickly as we can.

It is important to remember: Before reporters can interview patients or their doctors, patients must sign a release formTo protect the privacy of all other patients and families, someone from Media Relations must accompany all reporters and photographers on Hartford Hospital’s campus.

To contact the Media Relations team:

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