Year Established: 1854
Hartford Hospital, founded in 1854, one of the largest teaching hospitals and tertiary care centers in New England with perhaps the region’s busiest surgery practice, has been training physicians for... more over 160 years. It is a member of Hartford Health Care, a large, diversified health care system. In 2012 the hospital had over 41,000 discharges and almost 100,000 emergency department visits. It performed over 36,000 surgeries in 42 operating rooms and delivered almost 3,700 babies that year.
I am not a fan of hospitals, the doctor's office, or taking medication, so when I got pregnant with my first son I was terrified of being in the hospital and under the "control" of doctors. I felt that... more I would not be able to advocate for my own body against their judgments and that they would do what they thought would be most time efficient to get me in and out of the hospital without much care or consideration for me or my growing family. However, after my experience at Hartford Hospital my views on the medical industry have completely changed and have been restored!
I was in awe of the care I received at Hartford Hospital in both their labor and delivery, and postpartum units! Even though we worked with a rotating shift of nurses, doctors, and aids (which I imagined would be very difficult) everyone, and I'm not exaggerating when I say EVERYONE, was so considerate of what my husband and I needed while giving birth and while learning how to recover from our labor! And each team member transitioned so well to the next!
Each person we worked with was knowledgeable, could answer our questions, was professional, and extremely kind! Both the doctors and nurses never pushed what they thought was best, but were VERY considerate of what I wanted during labor. I never felt pressured, but was always offered many options. By the end of our fourth day it felt like the staff there were family members! The lactation consultants did everything possible to make sure we felt prepared and confident leaving the hospital. Everyone reassured us that we were not alone and made the transition from our wonderful hospital stay to back home very smooth! I could not be more happy with and thankful for the beautiful team of people that worked to bring my son into the world! It really took a whole village to birth our baby boy and Hartford Hospital was the perfect place!
EVERYONE was very welcoming!
I felt like they actually genuinely cared! I’ve been placed where I was treated like garbage so this was wonderful!
Dr. Vinnie and Dr. Robin with my absolutely... more wonderful nurse Laylyana made my visit/ stay comfortable!
Thank you for all your help and thank you for caring enough to do all you did to find the issue to my weird health issues.
I will forever be grateful ❤️
My mother was in the hospital twice within the past three months. Both times her personal belongings bags were missing. The result of the first incident her bag was found and we had to go to the nurses'... more station. As for the second incident, her bag, which had her house key in it, was not in her room but it wasn't noticed it was missing until she was home.
I called the nurses' station, they couldn't find it, lost & found couldn't find it either.
Her care at the hospital was fair as far as the staff goes. Very slow getting her a bedpan or taking her to the bathroom. When she requested Tylenol she'd have to wait & remind a nurse again. I understand they are extremely busy but they should try to be more timely taking care of their patients.
Rate of readmission after discharge from hospital (hospital-wide)
Rate - 16.1% (0.1% above the national rate)
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