Awards & Recognition

Ranked among the best by U.S. News & World Report

Hartford Hospital has once again been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best hospitals. Ranked first in the Hartford region and among the best in Connecticut for 2016-2017, the hospital is rated “high-performing” in diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, orthopedics and pulmonology. Additionally, Hartford Hospital was ranked “high-performing” in the following procedures: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hip and knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. To be among the best regionally, a hospital must provide communities with high-quality care across the broad spectrum of consumer health needs.

2016 Best of Business Award winner

Hartford Hospital was named a 2016 Best of Business Award winner in the Hospital/Medical category by the Hartford Business Journal (HBJ). In an online poll, almost 1,000 HBJ readers selected the cream of the crop in 79 business categories. The winners stand out for their professionalism and commitment to customer service.

Milestone achievement in stroke care

This year Hartford Hospital received the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with a Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus designation. While Hartford Hospital attained a Gold Plus status for many years, this is the first time the hospital earned an Elite Plus award – the highest award available. The award recognizes Hartford Hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. To qualify for the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster drug known as tPA.

Bariatric Program re-accredited

Hartford Hospital was re-accredited as a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) Comprehensive Center by the American College of Surgeons and The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery through March of 2020. The program was noted for quality improvement, ongoing monitoring and intervention and presenting results so other centers can benefit from Hartford’s “best in practice” approach.

Transplant Program recognized for quality

Hartford Hospital’s Transplant Program, which includes heart, kidney and liver transplantation, achieved several milestones this year. The heart and kidney transplant programs were approved as Centers of Medical Excellence by Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, a designation given only to hospitals that have demonstrated excellent quality in clinical care and treatment processes and that have established comprehensive patient-management plans. In December 2016, the transplant staff performed their 99th transplant for the year and surpassed a total of 500 liver transplants. The transplant team also recently became the first in the nation to perform bloodless heart and kidney transplants in a single patient, a remarkable accomplishment. By saving and reinfusing the patient’s own blood, bloodless surgery avoids using donated blood to replace any blood the patient loses. Hartford Hospital has been performing transplants since 1971.

Top honors for the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation 

Hartford HealthCare’s Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI) earned two top honors this year. CESI was reaccredited as a Comprehensive Accredited Education Institute (AEI) by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). An ACS-AEI addresses the educational needs of a broad spectrum of learners and advances the science of simulation-based surgical education. Additionally, CESI was recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as being among the 50 Great Innovation Programs in the United States. The organizations on this list are celebrated for demonstrating a commitment to healthcare by tackling the biggest challenges facing patient care and care delivery.