Healthy Southington

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  • Virtual Health Emerges as Safe Choice for Seniors During COVID-19

    June 29, 2020

    An older woman was worried about a cat bite she had that wasn’t healing and she feared going to her doctor’s office. Jessica Dakin, Geriatric Care Program Manager of Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, checked on her client at home and realized it was a medical problem that could…

  • Hartford Hospital Patient First COVID-19 Case in Area

    March 14, 2020

    A Rocky Hill woman in her 80s being treated at Hartford Hospital tested positive Friday for COVID-19, the first confirmed coronavirus case in the Hartford area. Hartford HealthCare would like to offer the community this information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention if you eventually become mildly ill…

  • Questions? Coronavirus Hotline Now Available

    March 06, 2020

    Questions about the coronavirus? Need help? Hartford HealthCare’s COVID-19 Clinical Command Center hotline, staffed by healthcare professionals, is now available to the community. To reach the 24-hour hotline, call 860.972.8100 or (toll-free) 833.621.0600. Stay with Hartford HealthCare for everything you need to know about the coronavirus threat. Click here for information updated…

  • Weight Loss? Improved Sleep? Yes, After This Free Diabetes Prevention Program.

    March 13, 2019

    Weight loss, improved sleeping, fewer medical problems and feeling better overall are among the benefits participants are reporting after completing the Southington Community YMCA’s free Diabetes Prevention Program, a 12-week series incorporating health education and exercise. The Southington Community YMCA, in collaboration with Hartford HealthCare, has been offering the program since…

  • E-cigs Vaporize Drop in Teen Tobacco Use

    March 12, 2019

    An e-cigarette epidemic has smoked out consistent declines in teen tobacco use, as a new report shows teen “vaping” is to blame for a 1.3 million increase nationwide from 2017 to 2018. The rise in the use of tobacco products by teens comes after several years of decreases and is…

  • HealthCare Matters: Join the CT Mirror Conversation

    March 06, 2019

    Early in the morning, while most of us are grabbing a cup of coffee before work, a nurse is on the road. She helped get her own family ready for the day, and she is on her way to take care of your family. One of our billing specialists is…

  • Dr. José Orellana joins Hartford HealthCare Medical Group in Southington

    January 23, 2019

    Primary care physician José R. Orellana, MD, MBA has joined the team at the Hartford HealthCare Medical Group in Southington. Dr. Orellana is well-versed in all aspects of internal medicine, with particular interests in thyroid disease, colon cancer prevention, diabetes mellitus, inflammatory bowel disease and peptic ulcer disease. He is…

  • 2019 Healthy Family FunFest Marks Event’s 10th Anniversary

    January 09, 2019

    Each February, thousands of people pass through the doors of the Aqua Turf in Plantsville/Southington for the Healthy Family FunFest. More than a health fair, it is an event built on strong local partnerships and a singular goal: provide the community with information, screenings and other resources to improve their…

  • Southington Police to Offer Free Child Safety Seat Checkups at Healthy Family FunFest

    January 09, 2019

    Most parents and caregivers use child safety seats for their young passengers. But did you know that only one in five seats is installed correctly? Child safety seats can reduce death due to a car accident by as much as 71 percent and prevent injury but only if they are…

  • Diabetes Prevention Program second session set at YMCA held in conjunction with Hartford HealthCare

    November 21, 2018

    Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects an estimated 30 million people in the United States with more than 1 million people being diagnosed each year, according to the American Diabetes Association. In response, the Southington Community YMCA in collaboration with Hartford HealthCare has been conducting the free 12-week Diabetes…


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