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Hospital of Central Connecticut Elects Corporators, Notes Accomplishments

New Britain [December 19 2008] - Twenty-five area residents were elected Hospital of Central Connecticut corporators at an annual meeting Dec. 17 that also highlighted the hospital’s 2008 accomplishments.

New corporators are: Stephen Anderson, Karen A. Avitabile, Lillian Bartkowicz, Ronald H. Buccilli, Psy.D., Leo T. Camosci, Valerie A.DePaolo, Esq., Grey J. Florio, Ed.D., Deborah Foster, J. Leo Gagne, Stephen M. Giudice, Karen L. Goodman, Raymond J. Gorman, Michael R. Grey, M.D.,M.P.H., Judy Jameson, Elliot Joseph, Joseph A. Kask, Phyllis Kindelan, Jean S. Kirychuk, Steven P. LeFebvre, Daniel J. Longo, Richard Lugli, Andrew Mazur, Denise M. McNair, Mark R. Versland, M.D., and Christian M. Watson, Esq.

They join more than 800 dedicated corporators, including representatives from business, education, nonprofit and other organizations throughout Central Connecticut, as well as hospital staff members, physicians and volunteers.

The meeting also featured presentations by hospital board of directors Chairman Frank Miller and hospital President Laurence A. Tanner, and a video, “Technology Today…For Tomorrow’s Health” that highlighted 2008 advances, accomplishments and awards at the hospital.

Tanner highlighted some of these accomplishments, including:
• New Technology: The hospital implemented an Electronic Medical Administration Record and bar-coding system for medication safety; added the Novalis radiosurgery system for advanced treatment of brain and other tumors; acquired a 64-slice PET-CT scanner in New Britain and a16-slice CT Scanner at Bradley for more advanced imaging; and upgraded to digital mammography.

• Strong patient satisfaction: The hospital scored high on patient satisfaction surveys, particularly for its physician and nursing care. The New Britain General campus Emergency Department was ranked in the 99th percentile nationwide for patient satisfaction.

• Successful physician and nurse recruitment

• Emergency Department improvements: The New Britain expansion and renovation and Bradley renovations were completed in 2008. The EDs combined had a record-number of visits – nearly 95,000.

• Accreditations and certifications: These included Joint Commission Accreditation; designation as a bariatric surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS); and designation by the state as a Primary Stroke Center.

Contact: Nancy Martin, 860-224-5900, ext. 4366

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