A Look To The Year Ahead

As we start the new fiscal year, I am privileged to be back at Hartford Hospital in a new role as president.

We’ve seen so many achievements over the last year – from the launch of our Care Connect platform, to the opening of the Bone & Joint Institute, to the exponential growth of our Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation. I am excited to join our staff on this meaningful journey as we continue to build upon our accomplishments in fiscal year 2018.

Hartford Hospital plays a vital role as a premier healthcare provider in the state of Connecticut. While we are a community hospital to those who live in our neighborhood, we are a quaternary care hospital to the remainder of the state. What makes us even stronger is our partnership with Hartford HealthCare Medical Group, our independent physicians, hospital-based physicians and advanced practitioners.

The strength of our healthcare system cannot be understated. Together our hospitals, home health services, nursing homes, behavior health network, rehabilitation network, and urgent care and ambulatory care centers allow us to deliver a level of comprehensive care that is unmatched by anyone else.

Yet beyond the services we provide, there is something else that sets our organization apart from the rest: the unconditional service of all our staff. That is what makes us truly exceptional. As we prepare our organization for the coming year, I am confident we will make our future even brighter. After all, we belong to an organization that started in 1854.

With great humility and a sense of responsibility, I am here to serve our patients, our staff and our greater community. With your help, we will carry out the mission of our organization.

Our top priorities this year are customer satisfaction, staff engagement, physician relations, institute growth and community engagement. These are possible when we hold ourselves accountable and strive for operational excellence. I am committed to joining arms with you and making Hartford Hospital proud.

Bimal Patel
President, Hartford Region, and Senior Vice President, Hartford HealthCare