Southington Surgery Center Exceeds Expectations

October 29, 2014 By Hartford HealthCare

Hartford HealthCare’s Southington Surgery Center has exceeded its expected number of surgeries since its Sept. 29 opening, having seen more than 130 patients from over 25 towns across the state.

On Oct. 29, The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) and MidState Medical Center celebrated the opening of the center, located at HOCC’s Bradley Memorial campus, with an open house held in conjunction with the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce. The well-attended event included brief speeches by Hartford HealthCare and hospital officials as well as a ribbon cutting.

 Southington Surgery Center Ribbon Cutting
Pictured cutting the ribbon during the Southington Surgery Center open house are (from left) orthopedic surgeon Dr. William Flynn, Southington Surgery Center medical director; orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert Carangelo; Kris Mineau, president and CEO of Constitution Surgery Centers; Elliot Joseph, Hartford HealthCare president and CEO; Art Secondo, President and CEO, Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce; and Cindy Russo, vice president, Operations within the Central Region of Hartford Healthcare.
The Southington Surgery Center is a joint venture of HOCC, MidState Medical Center and surrounding area physicians. Managed by Constitution Surgery Centers, the center provides a range of ambulatory services including hand, shoulder, knee, foot and ankle, and joint surgery, as well as pain management procedures. There are 26 surgeons on the Southington Surgery Center medical staff.

Cindy Russo, vice president, Operations within the Central Region of Hartford Healthcare, says, “The Southington Surgery Center provides an important and needed service in the community. We are seeing an increase in outpatient orthopedic procedures nationwide and right here in Southington. We are thrilled with its success.”

The completely renovated, 10,200-square-foot space features three sophisticated operating rooms, six preoperative bays with private changing areas, eight postoperative bays, and private exam rooms. From new operating room lights that use LED technology to flooring with antibacterial protection, the facility is set up to offer state-of-the-art orthopedic care.

The Southington Surgery Center, at 81 Meriden Ave., is open Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., 860.378.8228. For more information, visit