Cancer Center Opens in New Britain
With a strong commitment to providing advanced cancer care locally, the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at The Hospital of Central Connecticut opened its doors to patients in March and celebrated its opening with the community in June.
This warm and inviting cancer center, located in a stone-inlaid building, invokes a welcoming ambiance where standardized, advanced and coordinated cancer care – from screening to treatment and support – are delivered. The cancer center is at 183 North Mountain Road, New Britain, next to the Plainville town line.
“We are extremely pleased to open this wonderful new facility to patients, which will go a long way in eliminating the need to travel far to receive the very best cancer care possible,” said Donna Handley, vice president of operations for the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute (HHCCI).
Available at the new center are:
- Radiation therapy, including state-of-the-art linear accelerator technology
- Medical, surgical and gynecologic oncology
- Infusion center
- Physical therapy/rehabilitation
- Research and learning center for patients and their families
- Nurse navigation
- Boutique and gift shop
- Nature trail and reflection garden
“We are extremely pleased to open this wonderful new facility to patients, which will go a long way in eliminating the need to travel far to receive the very best cancer care possible.”
– Donna Handley, vice president of operations for the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute
The cancer center adjoins the Medical Arts Center located on the Plainville side at 201 North Mountain Road. Combined, both centers occupy more than 140,000 square feet. Located in Medical Arts Center are The Hospital of Central Connecticut Imaging Center and Comprehensive Breast Health Center and several physician office suites offering a range of specialties.
The HOCC cancer center and MidState Medical Center cancer center are two of five such centers that make up the HHCCI, one of the largest providers of cancer services in the state, with more than 5,000 new patients receiving care each year. HHCCI is also the charter member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, an initiative of one of the world’s premier cancer centers. Through the Alliance, HHCCI provides patients access to MSK’s leading-edge clinical trials and research.
One Team Delivering a Single Standard of Care Systemwide
A distinguishing feature of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute and as part of its Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance is the single standard of care model. This means a patient with a breast cancer diagnosis can expect the same patient-specific care plan from the HOCC cancer center as she would at our sister cancer centers at MidState Medical Center and Hartford, Backus and Windham hospitals. It’s a plan that focuses on delivery of coordinated, high-tech and personalized care from the Cancer Institute team that includes oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, nurses, researchers and others who share a commitment for excellence in patient care delivery.