MidState Medical Center is a 156-bed acute care hospital located in Meriden, Connecticut, with satellite offices in Cheshire, Wallingford and Southington. MidState provides a broad spectrum of services that meets the needs of the community it serves.
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MidState has been in its current location since 1998, but its history dates back to the 1800s. Several additions and renovations make it the state-of-the-art facility of today which includes services for cancer care, diabetes and nutrition, digestive health, emergency/urgent care, family birthing, cardiac care, sleep disorders, general and minimally invasive surgery, spine and pain care, stroke care, wound management and more. Additional services, such as physician offices, lab and radiology are available in the Medical Office Building located on the campus.
Fast Facts (FY 2015)
SVP & President: Lucille Janatka, SVP & President, Central Region
Licensed bed capacity: 156
Transitions from inpatient care: 9,208
Patient Days: 37,258
ED visits: 57,710
Newborn admissions: 914
Inpatient surgeries: 1,869
Ambulatory surgeries: 6,405
Physicians on staff: 398
Operating Revenue: $226.8 million
Community benefit (FY 14): $16.7 million
Accomplishments (FY 2015)
- Opened a Heart Failure Resource Center to provide congestive heart failure patients and their families with education and support to improve disease management and quality of life and to reduce hospital admissions and readmissions.
- Renovated the LaPlanche Clinic at the Meriden Senior Center, which sees nearly 1,000 patient visits annually.
- Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at MidState Medical Center was reaccredited by American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
- Since launching its Senior Emergency Care Services initiative to better coordinate senior care and improve patient outcomes, Emergency Department pharmacists identified more than 500 medication interactions among area seniors, and the ED staff connected more than 60 seniors with primary care providers.
- Implemented a new patient care model, Acute Behavioral Health Unit, located in the Emergency Department, to expand crisis evaluation coverage to 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Diabetes Self-Management Education Program was again certified by the American Diabetes Association.
- Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine team received the 2014 Excellence in the Workplace Award from the Connecticut Nurses Association for creating a work environment promoting professional autonomy and quality nursing practices.
- Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine earned the Center of Distinction Award from Healogics Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound-care services. Eligible centers must achieve a minimum wound healing rate of at least 91 percent for 12 consecutive months and maintain a patient satisfaction score of more than 92 percent. MidState maintained a 93.2 patient satisfaction score and 92.6 percent healing rate.
- Radiology Services was designated a Lung Screening Cancer Center by the American College of Radiology.
- Bariatrics surgery program earned Comprehensive Center Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.
- Acknowledged by LifeChoice Donor Services for achieving bronze-level recognition with the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration for organ, eye and tissue donation and registration efforts.
- Earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for the Knee and Hip Replacement
Program, meeting national standards for healthcare quality and safety in disease-specific care.
- Performed first robotic ear, nose and throat surgery, using an advanced procedure (transoral robotic surgery), resulting in faster recovery; fewer than 10 physicians in Connecticut are qualified to perform this surgery.
- Awarded a one-year, $61,756 grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure to provide outreach and education to at-risk populations.