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CESI: A world-wide training reputation. And destination.

Few places are more advanced than our Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation, a nationally recognized, state-of-the-art medical training and innovation center. Work to expand the center, nearly tripling its size, is now underway, thanks to a state grant. CESI was also recognized this year by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for setting a national standard in training staff in use of personal protective equipment for treating Ebola patients, and was asked to lead a national web conference on Ebola preparedness. Other notable activities at CESI include a visit and tour from Brazilian dignitaries, and training of paramedics from Magen David Adom, Israel’s national emergency medical service, with assistance from LIFE STAR.

Building the future of orthopedics.

Hartford Hospital broke ground this year for a new Bone & Joint Institute designed to be the region’s premier musculoskeletal clinical and research center. The $150 million facility will be five stories tall with 130,000 square feet, including 10 operating rooms, 48-52 inpatient beds (with the capability to expand) diagnostic services, and orthopedic urgent care. The ambulatory and medical space will house three floors with offices for orthopedics, rheumatology and neurosciences, and three ambulatory surgery rooms. Demand for orthopedic services continues to grow, as baby boomers begin to age, and people want to maintain an active, pain-free lifestyle.

Tallwood Urology and Kidney Institute expands reach.

The Tallwood Urology and Kidney Institute at Hartford Hospital is now a system-wide resource that will provide expertise from throughout Hartford HealthCare for patients with urologic and kidney diseases. The Institute has a focus on urologic cancers, kidney stones, pelvic health, men’s sexual function, general urology and chronic kidney disease, and provides education and other resources to help patients better manage their disease. More than 200 prostate MRI-fusion biopsies were performed in 2015; this state-of-the-art technology merges MRI and ultrasound images to provide a more targeted biopsy for more accurate diagnosis and management of prostate cancer.

Our vision for a bricks & mortar community commitment.

It’s part of our vision to enhance our services to some of the most needy in our community through continued construction of a new Brownstone Clinic on Retreat Avenue. We hope that we are able to bring this vision to life with the help of generous philanthropy and support from public funding sources.