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Virtual Health Visits Nearing 200,000 Since COVID-19. Here’s How it Works.

Telemedicine was not a new concept when the COVID-19 pandemic locked society down in March, it was simply underutilized. “I’ve been using virtual visits for several years now with my pacemaker patients,” said Dr. Steven Zweibel, system director of cardiac electrophysiology for the Hartford HealthCare (HHC) Heart & Vascular Institute. [...]

New Visitor Guidelines: Hospital Restrictions Eased

With safety measures in place, Hartford HealthCare (HHC) announced a phased-in relaxation of the visitor restrictions put into place during the COVID-19 pandemic. “It was the right thing to do, the safe thing to do to try to limit the potential spread of this virus,” said HHC President and CEO [...]

Rehabilitation Network Offering Virtual Health Visits

Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network is now offering virtual health visits that allow you to receive care from the comfort of your home or office. Physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists are available to treat most diagnoses and/or conditions virtually. Here are the conditions with services available through virtual health: [...]

HealthCenter, New in Mystic, Adapts to Covid-19 World

By Elissa Bass Hartford HealthCare quietly opened its state-of-the-art primary care and multispecialty HealthCenter in Mystic at the end of January. Doctors and staff moved into offices, the physical therapy center was furnished with equipment, the imaging machines went online, and patients began to flow into the three-story, glass-front building. [...]

Backus Hospital OT fills bags with games and love

Gwen Rice is in the business of helping people. As an occupational therapist at the Backus Outpatient Care Center in Norwich, she works daily to improve the quality of life for her patients. When COVID-19 hit, Rice rallied her co-workers and her social media following to help patients affected by [...]

Virtual Health: Now You Can Get Medical Care From Your Home

As Connecticut enters the surge stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, with state officials urging residents to “Stay Safe, Stay Home,” Hartford HealthCare will now offer access to most of its primary care, specialty and behavioral health providers through virtual health technology. More than 1,300 medical providers — including 550-plus primary [...]