In this Issue

Saluting Our Vietnam Veterans

At a special ceremony in November, Hartford HealthCare honored several colleagues who served in the military during the Vietnam War. Here are the stories of three, their experience, how it shaped their lives and, ultimately, led them to the roles they are in now.


The Pix!

Hartford HealthCare’s photographers are all over the place, documenting momentous occasions and small, meaningful snippets in the life of our system. We asked them to look back at 2019 and share their favorite images. From the hundreds they take, these are they ones they chose and why.


Community Care

Bridging the gap to better health

Hartford HealthCare clinicians and staff are dedicated to providing the highest level of medical care for patients. But what happens when social factors such as hunger, homelessness, transportation challenges or child care issues negatively affect a patient’s health?


Serving the Community's Most Vulnerable

The goals of Medical Mission at Home are to provide access to medical care and other necessary services for Bridgeport’s most vulnerable, underserved and homeless residents.


Cover Story: EMMie Awards

Recognize link between engagement and experience

Last spring, we launched the first EMMie awards, backed by a $1.1-million system investment. The awards are named for our experience promise: Every Moment Matters.


Moments that Matter

Every day, our team does amazing things to benefit patients and the community.


Points of Pride

Blending care for behavioral and physical needs

At the Young Adult Medical Track, the team — two psychologists, a psychiatrist and a nurse — work collaboratively with the young adults and their primary care, subspecialty and mental health providers to integrate care and support for both the body and mind.


By the Numbers

Hartford Hospital cafeteria meals

Three meals a day, seven days a week adds up. See what the Hartford Hospital cafeteria crew is cooking up and stocking its kitchen with every year, by the numbers…


Behind the Scenes

Supplying ‘MORR’ expertise in the opioid crisis

Through MORR, Meriden’s first responders are connecting people with opioid use disorder (OUD) to help at Rushford. The program, funded by a $2 million federal grant, provides first responders with training and Narcan kits to reverse opioid overdoses. Those who want treatment are connected with Rushford
for services.


This is Us

Hartford HealthCare might be where we work, but when we asked you about where you find fun, relaxation or deeper meaning in your lives, we were astonished at the variety of hobbies and avocations you pursue in your spare time.


HHC Profiles

Arin Mihal and Heather Weimann

The HHC profile is designed to help us get to know each other better. Profile subjects may choose 10 questions from a list of about 40 possible topics or suggest their own.


Our Brand in Action

More life in our brand — and you’re part of it!

Exciting things are happening with the Hartford HealthCare brand in early 2020. We’re rolling out a new brand campaign that represents all of Hartford HealthCare, and the work we do every day.


HHC After Dark

Keeping the paths clear during winter storms

We appreciate the valuable work done by HHC colleagues on second and third shifts and we highlight their contributions in every issue.


Thank You Notes

From Patients and their Families


The Poll

What’s your favorite season?

We asked and you told us. Look for future polls in our weekly employee newsletters and join the fun!


Our Best Pets

With so many opinions in today’s world, one thing we can all agree on is that we love our pets!