Women’s Heart Wellness

The Women’s Heart Wellness Program represents Hartford HealthCare’s dedication to identifying, treating and, whenever possible, preventing cardiovascular disease in women.

Women's Heart Wellness Program

Heart disease, an equal-opportunity killer, is the leading cause of death among adult women in the United States. But heart disease in women is not like heart disease in men.

 

A healthy heart is the foundation of a healthy body. You can achieve both at the Women’s Heart Wellness Program, with services available at The Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain and Hartford Hospital.

 

Learn more about the Women's Heart Wellness Program

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Our specialists have expertise in the symptoms only women experience and the treatments and lifestyle recommendations that make a difference in your life.

Being part of the Women’s Heart Wellness Program helped me tremendously after my heart attack in 2018. I felt angry, alone, confused and very scared. I was not comfortable speaking to my family about my fears. I felt no one would understand.

The program gives you a platform where you can speak openly without fear or feeling of being judged. Women tend to be very conservative when it comes to sharing their fears. I knew this was my time to speak for all women.

-- Maritza Santos-Pernal

 
Catherine Callan-Heiligmann

 

Cardiovascular Medicine

Medical Group The Hospital of Central Connecticut
Main - General
New Britain, CT 06052
Melissa Ferraro-Borgida

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Cardiovascular Medicine

Medical Group Cardiology PC, Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute
Hartford, CT 06106
More Locations
Manchester, CT 06040
Farmington, CT 06032
Marina Hoffman

 

Cardiovascular Medicine

Medical Group The Hospital of Central Connecticut
Main - General
New Britain, CT 06052
Stephanie Saucier

5

Cardiovascular Medicine

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
More Locations
Southington, CT 06489
Heather Swales

 

Cardiovascular Medicine

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute at The Hospital of Central Connecticut
New Britain, CT 06052

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March 03, 2021

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For Referring Providers

How to Make a Referral

While a referral is not required, you can refer your patient in one of the following ways:

Epic Referral:
If you’re a Hartford HealthCare Medical Group provider, simply search “Amb Referral” in Epic, and then select “Women’s Heart Health Program.” Choose the HOCC option for our New Britain location or HH for Hartford.

Referral without Epic:
If you’re not on Epic, please complete the Women’s Heart Wellness Program referral form and fax to the respective office location.

Download Referral Form

Women’s Heart Wellness