HOCC Celebrates Recent Renovation Projects

Community members, physicians and hospital staff joined together with the New Britain, Southington and Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce on April 11 to celebrate HOCC’s recently renovated Cardiology suite and new lobby.

Guests were welcomed with refreshments and heard remarks from Tim Stewart, New Britain Chamber of Commerce president; Elliot Joseph, Hartford HealthCare chief executive officer; and Lucille Janatka, Central Region president.

“We are committed to investing in our facilities and to serving this community. These projects are examples of how we are building and strengthening our hospital for the future,” said Joseph, who also took some time during the program to highlight the current healthcare landscape in the state of Connecticut, urging those in attendance to support HOCC and our hospitals.

At the end of the program, hospital officials and staff cut a ceremonial ribbon to officially commemorate the completion of the Cardiology renovation project.

The Cardiology renovation project began a year and a half ago and was designed to enhance care for patients.

Today, the renovated department now unifies cardiology and interventional radiology services in one location, with point of care registration, treatment, recovery, and discharge together in one area. In addition, the Heart Failure Bridge Clinic and Women’s Heart Wellness Center are also located in this newly renovated area.

“HOCC is the centerpiece of our community. This project was about making enhancements that would benefit our patients. We’re so proud of our hospital,” said Janatka.

  • “We want our patients and families to see our values reflected in the warmth and usefulness of these new spaces.”

    - Lucille Janatka, Central Region president

In addition to the Cardiology renovations, the new hospital lobby renovation project was also celebrated. Over seven months, the lobby walls were painted, new flooring was installed, the information desk area and Gift Shop was updated, and a new Au Bon Pain café opened its doors.

“We want our patients and families to see our values reflected in the warmth and usefulness of these new spaces,” said Janatka.