National Recognition

U.S. News & World Report Names Hartford Hospital Best in Hartford Metro Area

Hartford Hospital has been ranked #1 in the Hartford metro area and among the best in Connecticut for 2018-2019 by U.S. News & World Report.

The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. This year, Hartford Hospital ranks as “High Performing” in two specialties, nephrology and pulmonology, and four procedures, aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure and colon cancer surgery.

U.S. News & World Report recently changed its methodology, making it much more difficult to achieve a rank in “High Performing” banners. The new methodology recognizes the best of the best.

Women’s Choice Award® Honors one of America’s Best Stroke Centers

Hartford Hospital has been named one of America’s Best Stroke Centers by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that Hartford Hospital is in the top 8% of 4,812 U.S. hospitals offering stroke care services.

This award reflects the work of the HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute at Hartford Hospital. The institute’s commitment to a cutting edge stroke center model, where we provide care across the spectrum, has been unwavering.

Milestone Achievement in Stroke Care

Hartford Hospital has 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 for the second year in a row.

The Elite Plus award is the highest designation available and recognizes the team for using the most up-to-date evidence-based treatment guidelines to improve patient care and outcomes.

Transplant Center Earns National Recognition

The Hartford Hospital Transplant Center received several honors in 2018, including the National Kidney Foundation’s Excellence in Care Award and the National Kidney Registry Excellence in Teamwork Award.

The Excellence in Care Award recognizes Hartford Hospital’s accomplishments as a transplant center. In 2018, the center performed a record-breaking 103 kidney transplants and 31 liver transplants. The Excellence in Teamwork Award recognized Hartford Hospital’s collaboration with nine other centers to complete a challenging kidney swap which involved 18 surgeries and ultimately resulted in nine lifesaving transplants.

Exemplary Care for Older Adults

Hartford Hospital has once again received exemplar status through Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE). This honor recognizes the hospital’s dedication to geriatric care and the many ways the team demonstrates organizational commitment to the care of older adults.

The hospital has been a NICHE member since 2003 and has maintained the exemplar status since 2015.

Hartford Hospital Recognized as Friendly Place for Women and Babies

Designated 2018 – 2023

Hartford Hospital was re-designated as a Baby-Friendly Hospital for another five years by Baby-Friendly USA, an organization that recognizes hospitals and birthing centers for offering optimal care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Hartford Hospital was the first in Connecticut to earn the designation in 2000.

The Special Deliveries Childbirth Center at Hartford Hospital supports breastfeeding by providing education before and after birth, hands-on support and teaching from maternity nursing staff, Certified Lactation Consultants through our Lactation Center, a breastfeeding support group and much more.

Hartford Hospital was also named one of 100 hospitals and health systems with great women’s health programs, according to Becker’s Healthcare, publisher of Becker’s Hospital Review. The hospital was recognized for being one that serves a full range of women’s health needs.

Becker’s specifically highlighted the collaboration among experts from Women’s Health & Ambulatory Care Services and the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital.