On Monday June 5, Hartford HealthCare welcomed almost 400 new colleagues at its first system-wide, in-person orientation, a day that immerses newcomers in our culture and provides useful information about the benefits of building a career here. New Colleague Orientation takes place every other week, providing a “wow” introduction set to a special soundtrack designed to lift their spirits and let them know they belong. The diverse music in the soundtrack — developed with input from members of the Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx and LGBTQ+ colleague resource groups — features genres from hip hop to classic rock, reggae to K-pop and just about everything in between. The playlist contains more than seven hours of music and can be found on Spotify by using the QR code at right.

Photos by Chris Rakoczy and Rusty Kimball