Hartford Hospital

Hartford Hospital is an 867-bed regional referral center that provides high-quality care in all clinical disciplines. It is one of the largest teaching hospitals and tertiary care centers in New England with one of the region's busiest surgical practices. It has been training physicians for nearly 130 years, primarily in collaboration with the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. It includes The Institute of Living, a 114-bed mental health facility with a national and international reputation for excellence.

The hospital's active medical staff includes more than 1,000 physicians and dentists within 18 departments and is home to the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI), one of the most-advanced medical simulation training centers in the world. Medical providers from across the world have trained at CESI, the Northeast’s largest robotic surgery center. CESI is expanding to further increase its training and development of innovative treatments in patient care.

Hartford Hospital is dedicated to providing each and every patient with the highest-quality health care available anywhere. Quality is made up of many elements, including excellent, efficient clinical care and superb customer service. Hartford Hospital is committed to becoming the best in the country for patient safety, and is pursuing that goal by taking innovative action and creating a culture of safety at every level within the organization.

Fast Facts

SVP & President: Stuart Markowitz, MD, FACR, SVP & President, Hartford Region
Founded: 1854
Licensed bed capacity: 867
Discharges: 41,809
Patient days:
Emergency visits:
Inpatient surgeries:
Abulatory surgeries:
Physicians on staff: 1,615
Volunteers: 1,061
Residents/Fellows: 650
Operating revenue: $1.1 billion
Community benefit: $90.6 million


Avon, Bloomfield, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Hartford, Newington, South Windsor, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor


  • Achieved historically high 84% overall hand hygiene compliance (top in HHC, nearly best practice level nation-wide)
  • Achieved highest-ever top box score (70.9) in overall patient experience
  • Growing faster than any other hospital in state for overall inpatient care with 1.1% increase over 3 years
  • Emergency Department visits up from 99,811 to 100,799 (988 visits [1.0%])
  • Inpatient volume up from 41,251 to 41,809, increase of 558 discharges (1.4%) versus state decline of 1.5% • Outpatient net revenue up by 4.3% year-over-year
  • Transfer Center volume increased from 3,445 in FY12 to 4,146 in FY13, an increase of 701 (20%) since 2012
  • Hartford Hospital Rehabilitation Network grew 13 percent in visits year over year.
  • Successful implementation of universal flu vaccination with staff participation reaching nearly 100%
  • State of Connecticut awarded $15M for expansion of Center for Education, Simulation & Innovation (CESI) to enable training of greater numbers of HHC personnel to improve safety system-wide, expand training nationally and internationally, and continue transformation to world-class research and training center, working with global organizations and high-tech, innovative scientific firms.
  • Established genomic medicine collaboration among Hartford Hospital, Jackson Laboratory and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, announced by Governor Dannel Malloy at Hartford Hospital
  • Played leadership role in developing consensus on strategies to increase survivability in mass-casualty shootings now known as the Hartford Consensus
  • Replaced all hospital beds, mattresses, bedside cabinets and over-bed tables with new hospital standard, enhancing patient experience Hartford Hospital 2013 Accomplishments 19
  • Began new-and-improved, cook-serve food service program significantly enhancing patient dining experience with top box patient satisfaction scores rating the quality of the food rising 73% (from 13.6 pre-implementation to 24.6 post-implementation).
  • First hospital in the state to implement SurgiCount Safety-Sponge System to improve patient outcomes by reducing risk of retained surgical sponges
  • Achieved all-time low in pressure ulcer prevalence rate of 2.2% (nearly 50% improvement over FY2012 rates)
  • Named one of America’s Best 100 hospitals (top 2%) by Healthgrades
  • Named Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence – top 5 percent in the nation – lowest risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates across 27 common conditions and procedures
  • Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as being Number One hospital in Hartford region and among best hospitals in Connecticut in nine specialties
  • Received higher-than-national-average score in safety among 258 teaching hospitals studied nationwide by Consumer Reports. Only nine Connecticut hospitals scored higher than the national average.
  • Stroke Center designated by Joint Commission as New England & Connecticut’s first Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • Comprehensive breast care program awarded second cycle of full three-year accreditation by National Accreditation Program for Breast Center
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Program certified by American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • First in the nation to place right ventricular Impella device ("miniheart") in patient in shock due to right ventricular infarction
  • First hospital in world to implant metronic’s new Sprint Quattro high-voltage defibrillation Lead
  • First in U.S. to implant world’s smallest heart pump
  • First robotic single-site hysterectomy performedin New England and New York and one of first in country
  • Opened renovated Transplant and Comprehensive Liver Center
  • Opened Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, second in CT, offering patients local access to care
  • Opened Sleep Disorder Center in Wethersfield, providing a full continuum of services
  • Research revenue was $9.4 million with more than 350 publications in medical literature


Hartford Hospital
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102


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