Every Moment Defines Us

What defines Hartford Hospital? Our 163-year reputation as an outstanding healthcare provider is a good start.

Hartford Hospital is the only adult Level 1 Trauma Center in the region. We operate the state’s first and largest air ambulance system, LIFE STAR. We are the area’s largest tertiary care and academic medical center, offering the most innovative treatments to the communities we serve. And as an anchor institution of Hartford Healthcare, we offer our patients seamless access to Connecticut’s most comprehensive health network. That’s why patients turn to us when they need advanced care and treatment options beyond what many hospitals are able to provide.

We are proud to be home to many centers of excellence spanning Hartford HealthCare. These institutes offer cutting-edge care in orthopedics, cardiology, oncology, neuroscience, behavioral health and more. Access to these institutes offers our patients peace of mind that they can get the very best care close to home.

These defining features illuminate why we think Hartford Hospital is a destination for advanced and complex care. But we’re not alone in that opinion. Hartford Hospital has long been recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report, and we were recently ranked first in the region once again.

More than anything else, though, we are defined by our talented team of dedicated, caring healthcare professionals. This team is comprised of exceptional individuals – from employed staff to affiliated providers and everyone in between – whose contributions and compassion make a difference in the lives of those who come to us in times of need. They don’t just apply their knowledge and experience to their jobs; they pour their hearts into their work and create special moments for patients and their loved ones each and every day.

People may choose Hartford Hospital because they value our clinical expertise, but they remember us because of our team’s devotion to making them feel safe, secure and supported. That’s why our institution is not just defined by accolades and superlatives. We believe every moment defines us, and that mindset will remain the foundation of our success for many years to come.

Stuart K. Markowitz, MD
President, Hartford Hospital & Hartford Region 
Senior Vice President, Hartford HealthCare
*term ending September 30, 2017