Governor Rell Announces UConn Network Plan
On March 9, Governor Rell announced a plan that calls for the renovation of John Dempsey Health Center as well as for additional funds for Hartford Hospital’s Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI), St. Francis’ Primary Care Center and other facilities.
- Read the Hartford Courant Story
- Read the Governor's Press Release
Fox 61 New Anchor Rebecca Stewart to Join Hartford Hospital
Rebecca Stewart, Fox 61 news anchor and reporter, will join Hartford Hospital on April 1 as Director of Media Relations & News Service. Stewart will help further expand the hospital’s outreach to local and national media.
Hartford Hospital Research Stands Out at ACC Conference
Hartford Hospital Cardiology Fellows, Hartford Hospital Cardiology Hospitalists and UConn Residents working with Hartford Hospital faculty presented 11 abstracts or posters at the American College of Cardiology’s 59th annual scientific session, March 14-16 in Atlanta. In addition, Gary Heller, MD, PhD and Paul Thompson, MD, each offered three lectures/presentations and Donna Polk, MD, MPH presented a lecture.
In the month of February, the Hospital’s discharges were 2.4% below budget. This resulted in the Hospital’s year-to-date volume through February being .1% greater than the budget. However, the year-over-year volume is up 2%. We have seen a rebound of volume in March and project to be above budget for discharges in the current month.
Transfer Center Activity
The Transfer Center volume is up by 316 transfers for FY 10, a 41% increase over last year. Our tertiary market grew by 47 patients, a 47% increase. Our secondary market grew by 222 transfers, a 49% increase. Our primary market grew by 22 patients, a 24% increase.
New Nurse Manager for Case Coordination at Hartford Hospital
Maureen Zukauskas, RN, BSN, MS, has been appointed as the new Nurse Manager for Case Coordination at Hartford Hospital. Maureen has been the Manager of Care Management for Manchester Memorial Hospital and Rockville General Hospital (ECHN) since 1998.
Hartford Hospital will mark Doctors Day, March 30, with a full-page ad in The Hartford Courant, a banner in the main lobby, coverage in RxTra and carnations to members of the Medical Staff.
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, April 2
Martin Weisberg, M.D., Director of Medical Affairs, Ethicon Inc.
Niobus (Nio) Queiro Appointed Director, Revenue Cycle
Niobis (Nio) Queiro has been appointed to the position of Director, Revenue Cycle for Hartford Healthcare Corporation. Most recently Nio has been serving as the Vice President/Partner, Financial Solutions for ACS Healthcare Solutions in Dearborn, MI.
Housestaff Appreciation Week, March 28 through April 3
Please join us in thanking our Hartford Hospital and University of Connecticut residents and fellows for all that they bring to the care of our patients.
7th Annual Heart Rhythm Symposium, April 7
Join us April 7, 12:30-4:30 at the Rocky Hill Marriot. Registration deadline: March 31.
Welcome New Hartford Hospital Staff Physicians:
Brian L. Beaulieu, MD - Internal Medicine
Joseph F. Bentivegna, MD - Ophthalmology
Molly A. Brewer, MD - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Robert J. Bundy, MD - Pulmonology
Ritu Dutta, MD - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Angabeen S. Khan, MD - Radiology
Philip H. Lahrmann, MD - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Amy D. McBee, MD - Pediatrics
Sarah E. Schlegel, MD - Pediatrics
David W. Schmidt, MD - Obstetrics & Gynecology/Reproductive Endocrinology
Marlene Schwartz, MD - Pulmonology
Heather N. Shelsta, MD - Ophthalmology
Peter A. Shriver, DO - Ophthalmology
Marie P. Vitale, MD - Internal Medicine