MidState Medical Center

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  • A Bariatric Surgeon’s Guide to Holiday Eating

    November 28, 2017

    The holidays are a special time to enjoy the company of family and friends – and that often means sharing meals together. Holiday gatherings centered around food can create unique challenges for people who are trying to follow strict diets or lose weight, especially because it’s easy to go overboard…

  • What This New Mission Control Means if You’re a Patient

    November 21, 2017

    In a renovated space on the Newington campus, registered nurses sit behind computer screens monitoring and regulating the flow of patients in, out and through Hartford HealthCare’s acute-care hospitals. They might hear this when the phone rings on a typical day: An in-patient at MidState needs to be wheeled from…

  • Inside LIFE STAR: A Flight On The Critical-Care Helicopter

    November 16, 2017

    Meet Jeff Heath. “Flying around in helicopters is pretty cool,” he says. But Heath doesn’t fly around in just any helicopter – and he doesn’t do it for fun. Heath is a member of the medical crew for Hartford HealthCare’s LIFE STAR helicopters. When there is a serious accident, or…

  • Can Sex Cause Death By Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

    November 15, 2017

    Sex doesn’t kill, according to what appears to be the first study to evaluate sexual activity as a trigger for sudden cardiac arrest. Researchers reviewing data on 4,557 adult deaths caused by sudden cardiac arrest between 2002 and 2015 in Portland, Ore., found only 34 involved sex. The report was…

  • What New High Blood Pressure Guidelines Mean For You

    November 14, 2017

    The number of Americans with high blood pressure increased dramatically Nov. 13 when the American Heart Association, the American College Cardiology and nine other groups released a new guideline on hypertension. The standard, the first change in 14 years, is now 130/80 mm Hg, down from the guideline established in…

  • Central Region Names New Vice President of Medical Affairs

    October 27, 2017

    Jeff Finkelstein, MD, FACEP, has been named Vice President of Medical Affairs for the Central Region, effective Dec. 1. Dr. Finkelstein returns to the Central Region from Hartford HealthCare Medical Group, where he served as Medical Director of Urgent Care, leading Harford HealthCare GoHealth Urgent Care Centers across the state….

  • MidState staffers chop off their hair to support one of their own

    October 19, 2017

    Judy Johansen was at work as a patient service coordinator at MidState Medical Center in May 2014 when news that would change her life forever arrived on the office fax machine. A suspicious lump from her breast had been biopsied and because she works in the offices of Drs. Zeb…

  • MidState’s New Orthopaedic Institute Has ‘Good Bones’ Celebration

    October 18, 2017

    The Hartford HealthCare (HHC) Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center celebrated its grand opening Oct. 16.  The 14,500-square-foot institute includes 11 operating rooms and 21 private inpatient rooms. It brings together some of Connecticut’s best orthopaedic surgeons from Comprehensive Orthopaedics and Connecticut Orthopaedics Specialists. At the event, they shared…

  • Hartford HealthCare, Aetna Announce Three-Year Network Agreement

    October 03, 2017

    Three months before contract expiration, new contract means Hartford HealthCare hospitals, ancillary providers and employed physicians will remain in-network without interruption. Hartford HealthCare and Aetna today announced a three-year agreement effective Jan. 1, 2018. The agreement was reached three months before the current multiyear contract expired. The new contract includes…

  • Hartford HealthCare Physician Provides Perspective On Anthem Dispute

    October 02, 2017

    Hartford HealthCare, in its second day of a contract impasse with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, released a video statement Monday by a high-ranking physician who called for a quick settlement that would minimize patient disruption. “Contracting with insurance companies is a necessary part of our work,” said Dr. James…


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