Hartford HealthCare Launches Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center

June 08, 2017

Hartford HealthCare has opened a new Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center. The Institute brings together more of Connecticut’s best orthopaedic surgeons to create a new center for the care and recovery of patients with musculoskeletal injuries and disorders.

An entire pavilion of the medical center is being renovated and repurposed expressly to meet the needs of orthopaedic patients and their guests. Once fully complete later this year, the Institute will be 14,500 square feet, including 11 operating rooms. It will feature newly redesigned and upgraded space with today’s best technology. 

The Institute was designed with patients’ diverse needs in mind, offering 21 all-private rooms and valet parking. Patients will notice modern LED fixtures and unsurpassed amenities. While it might feel more like a hotel than a hospital, the design is deliberate. Every detail, including the modern color selection, the room design and the motivational artwork was carefully selected to achieve a calming and healing environment that encourages patients to begin moving and get back to the activities they love. 

Hartford HealthCare and MidState Medical Center are collaborating with Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, the largest orthopaedics practice in the state, with board-certified physicians in all subspecialties of orthopaedics, and Comprehensive Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Care, a group of board-certified surgeons who have served Central Connecticut with a full spectrum of orthopaedic treatments for more than 20 years, to develop the Institute. Patients at the Institute will experience complete care in this special “hospital within a hospital.” 

Already the Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute offers patients exclusive access to the latest technology that brings more precision to orthopaedic care.

MidState Medical Center maintains The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for its Knee and Hip Replacement Program, having attained The Joint Commission’s highest national standards. It is also designated as a Blue Distinction Center+ for knee and hip replacement from Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

“Our new Institute at MidState Medical Center brings together the expertise of highly skilled surgeons and a remarkable patient experience,” said Jeffrey Flaks, President and Chief Operating Officer of HHC. “We are setting a new standard — a new model — for orthopaedic care. This Institute will become a destination for those seeking the very best care in Central Connecticut and New Haven County.”

Lucille Janatka, Hartford HealthCare senior vice president and president of the Hartford HealthCare Central Region, praised the teamwork that made the Institute possible.

“This is a tremendous milestone for MidState Medical Center, for Meriden, but most importantly, for our patients,” Janatka said. “Every aspect of this project has been undertaken with patients at the forefront. We are delighted to offer this exceptional level of orthopaedic care — combining the best surgeons in a specially created setting.”