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2016

Saint Francis Hospital And Medical Center Connects 455 kW Photovoltaic Project To Generate Savings

(HARTFORD, Conn. Sept. 26, 2016) Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center today announced that it has installed a photovoltaic solar power plant that will generate nearly 535,000 kilowatts (kW) expected annual electricity production along with more than $600,000 in

Trinity Health - New England Names Regional Vice President Of Marketing/Communications And Connecticut Government Relations

(HARTFORD, Conn. – Sept. 20, 2016) –Trinity Health New England has named Joseph T. Connolly as Regional Vice President of Marketing Communications and Connecticut Government Relations. Connolly, a resident of Middlebury, has been a member of the Saint Mary’s Hospital

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Launches Buckle Up for Life To Help Keep Child Passengers Safe

(HARTFORD, Conn. – Sept. 16, 2016) – What if there was a way to prevent a leading cause of childhood death, but three out of four of us were

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Receives American College of Cardiology Performance Award

(HARTFORD, Conn. – Sept. 13, 2016) – For the sixth consecutive year Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, a Trinity Health – New England provider, has received the American College

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Offers the World's Smallest Pacemaker

(HARTFORD, Conn. – Sept. 12, 2016) – Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, a Trinity Health – New England provider, today announced that it has implanted three state

Saint Mary's Hospital Celebrates Union With Trinity Health - New England

(WATERBURY, Conn. – Sept. 8, 2016)  — Saint Mary’s Hospital today celebrated becoming part of Trinity Health and Trinity Health New England by holding a Unity Celebration. Held in the Saint Mary’s Hospital Auditorium, the event featured readings and prayers

Saint Francis Hospital And Medical Center Earns American College Of Radiology Accreditation

(HARTFORD, Conn. – Aug. 9, 2016)  — Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center has been awarded a three year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

U.S. News & World Report Names Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Among Top Three Hospitals in Connecticut

(Washington DC – August 2, 2016)  U.S. News & World Report has ranked Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center among the top three hospitals in the state and recognized the hospital as a high performing hospital for congestive heart failure,

Joseph F. Mclaughlin, M.D., Joins Saint Francis Hospital And Medical Center

(HARTFORD, Conn. – Aug. 2, 2016) Joseph F. McLaughlin, M.D., has joined the medical staff at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center as a fellowship trained hematologist oncologist with Medical Oncology and Blood Disorders, LLP in

Sandeep Gupta, M.D., Joins Saint Francis Hospital And Medical Center

(HARTFORD, Conn. – Aug. 1, 2016) Sandeep Gupta, M.D., has joined the medical staff at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center as a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery with Saint Francis Medical Group. In practice for seven

Saint Mary’s Health System Now A Member Of Trinity Health - New England

(HARTFORD, Conn. – July 29, 2016) – Today, Waterbury-based Saint Mary’s Health System officially joined Trinity Health - New England, becoming the fifth hospital to affiliate with the regional health ministry.

Lauren Tiberio, M.P.H., C.P.H.Q., Named Executive Director, Cardiovascular Service Line At Saint Francis Hosptial And Medical Center

(HARTFORD, Conn. – July 14, 2016) – Lauren Tiberio, M.P.H., C.P.H.Q., has been named executive director of the cardiovascular service line at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, a Trinity Health New England provider. In this role, she will responsible

Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital Presents 4th Annual Spirit Of Rehab Award

(Hartford, Conn. – July 20, 2016) Quality and Outcomes Manager Karen Prior Topalis at Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, a Trinity Health New England provider, is the 2016 recipient of the fourth annual Dr. Catherine Bontke Spirit of Rehab Award. This

Saint Francis Hospital And Medical Center Recognized Nationally For Promoting Organ, Eye, And Tissue Donation

Achieves Platinum Status (HARTFORD, Conn. – July 14, 2016)   Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, a Trinity Health New England provider, was among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in a

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Recognized With Gold Plus Award for Heart Failure Care

(HARTFORD, Conn. – July 13, 2016)— Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Get With The Guidelines® - Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and the Target: Heart FailureSM Honor Roll.

Saint Francis Hospital And Medical Center Awarded Advanced Certification In Heart Failure

(HARTFORD, Conn. – July 12, 2016) First in Connecticut and New England Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association’s Heart Check mark for

Saint Francis Hospital And Medical Center Named A 2016 “Most Wired” Hospital

(CHICAGO, July 7, 2016) - Technology is improving the efficiency of care delivery and creating a new dynamic in patient interactions, according to results of the 18th

Johnson Memorial Hospital Awards $11,000 In Scholarships

(STAFFORD SPRINGS, Conn. – June 24, 2016) Johnson Memorial Hospital, a Trinity Health New England provider, has awarded 11 scholarships to students to help them pursue higher education. Nine of the

Saint Francis Hospital And Medical Center Earns Accreditation For Ultrasound

(HARTFORD, Conn. – June 16, 2016) Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center has received a three year ultrasound practice accreditation from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. The Obstetrics Gynecology Ultrasound

Michael R. Grey, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.O.E.M. Joins Saint Francis

(HARTFORD, Conn. – June 8, 2016) Michael R. Grey, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.O.E.M., has been appointed Chair of Medicine for Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. A primary care internist and specialist in occupational environmental medicine, Dr.

Divya Gupta, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. Joins Saint Francis

(HARTFORD, Conn. – June 8, 2016) Divya Gupta, M.D., F.A.C.O.G, has joined Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center as a gynecologic oncologist with Saint Francis Medical Group. Dr. Gupta earned her medical degree from Albert Einstein

Geetha P. Bhumireddy, M.D., Joins Saint Francis

(HARTFORD, Conn. – June 22, 2016) Geetha P. Bhumireddy, M.D. has joined Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center as a specialist in cardiology with Collins Medical Associates 2, P.C., in Hartford. Dr. Bhumireddy earned her medical degree

Trinity Health New England and Quinnipiac University Announce Primary Educational Affiliation

(HARTFORD and NORTH HAVEN, Conn. June 10, 2016) Trinity Health New England and Quinnipiac University today announced the signing of a primary educational affiliation to train the next generation of

The Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity at Saint Francis Milestone Celebration

10,000 lives impacted through community outreach efforts   Pictured L R Carl Gjertson, M.D., urologist at the Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity at Saint Francis Curtis D. Robinson, founder of the center and Pastor Keith Bolton, Liberty Christian

Khuram Ghumman, M.D., M.P.H., Joins Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

(Hartford, Conn. June 1, 2016) - Khuram Ghumman, M.D., M.P.H., C.P.E., F.A.A.F.P., of East Granby, has joined the medical staff at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center as a family medicine specialist with East Granby Family Practice. 

Christine Rizk, M.D., Joins Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

(Hartford, Conn. May 18, 2016) - Christine Rizk, M.D., F.A.C.S., has been named director of the Comprehensive Women's Health Center at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Presents Annual Physician of the Year Awards

(Hartford, Conn. May 12, 2016) - The Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Distinguished Physician of the Year award has been presented to Richard L. ZuWallack. M.D., and Saumitra R. Bannerjee, M.D., FACS.

Henry Schneiderman, M.D., Designated ‘Master’ by American College of Physicians

(Hartford, Conn. May 10, 2016) - Henry Schneiderman, M.D., palliative care physician champion at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, has been elected to Mastership in the American College of Physicians for his role as a citizen physician, educational innovator, humanist, and teacher-learner who inspires those around him and sets high standards for the practice of internal medicine.

Victoria W. Costello, M.D., Joins Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

(Hartford, Conn. May 4, 2016) - Victoria W. Costello, M.D., has joined Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center as a geriatrician with Saint Francis Medical Group.

Richard F. Scarlett, M.D., Joins Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

(Hartford, Conn. May 3, 2016) –- Richard F. Scarlett, M.D., has joined Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center as a specialist in orthopaedic surgery with Starling Physicians, New Britain.

Shafia Saba Jan Memon, M.D., F.A.A.P., Joins Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

(Hartford, Conn. April 12, 2016) – Shafia Saba Jan Memon, M.D., F.A.A.P., has joined Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center as a pediatrician with Saint Francis Medical Group.

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Becomes First in the United States to Implant MultiPoint Pacing Technology for Heart Failure Patients

(Hartford, Conn. April 18, 2016) - Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, a member of Trinity Health - New England, is the first facility in the United States to implant the new MultiPoint Pacing technology, featured on the Quadra Assura MP™ cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) or Quadra Allure MP™ CRT-pacemaker (CRT-P)].

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Achieves National Accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program

(Hartford, Conn. April 12, 2016) – Patients seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions have a high-quality choice for receiving treatment at a nationally accredited program at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, a member of Trinity Health - New England, which meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care in the greater Hartford area.

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Earns Blue Distinction® Center + Designation for Maternity Care

(Hartford, Conn. April 11, 2016) – In an effort to help prospective parents find hospitals that deliver quality, affordable maternity care, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced that Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, a member of Trinity Health - New England, has been designated as one of the first hospitals to receive the Blue Distinction® Center + for Maternity Care designation, a new designation under the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.

Saint Francis Now Offers the Latest MRI-Conditional Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillators to Improve Care for Heart Failure Patients

(Hartford, Conn. April 11, 2016) - Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, a member of Trinity Health - New England, is the first health care facility in greater Hartford to implant the only cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds) approved by the FDA for use with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans.

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Earns Blue Distinction® Center+ Designation for Quality and Cost-Efficiency in Cardiac Care

(Hartford, Conn. April 11, 2016) – Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has designated Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, a member of Trinity Health – New England, as a Blue Distinction® Center+ in the Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care program, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.

Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital Launches Innovative Parkinson’s Disease Program

(Hartford, Conn. April 8, 2016) - While there is no diagnostic test to determine Parkinson’s disease, or a cure, there are treatments that alleviate many symptoms and two of those are the Lee Silverman Voice Treatments (LSVT) LOUD® and BIG® programs now offered at Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, a member of Trinity Health - New England.

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Earns Accreditation for Human Research Protection Programs

(Hartford, Conn. April 7, 2016) - Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, a member of Trinity Health - New England, has earned a 5-year full accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs.

Maria Theresa H. Santos, M.D., Joins Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

(Hartford, Conn. April 7, 2016) - Maria Theresa H. Santos, M.D., has joined the medical staff at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center as a cardiologist with Cottage Grove Cardiology, Bloomfield.

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Earns Blue Distinction® Center + Designation for Quality and Cost-Efficiency in Spine Surgery

(Hartford, Conn. April 5, 2016) – Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has selected Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center + for Spine Surgery, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.

Stephanie C. Montgomery, M.D., Joins Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

(Hartford, Conn. March 2, 2016) – Stephanie C. Montgomery, M.D., has joined the medical staff at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center as a trauma and critical care surgeon with Saint Francis Medical Group.

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Allergist Receives National Honor

(Hartford, Conn. February 29, 2016) - Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center acting chief of the division of allergy Kevin P. McGrath, M.D., of Newington, Connecticut, was one of three physicians nationwide to receive the Distinguished Fellow Award by the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology.

Tracy Patel, M.D., Joins Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

(Hartford, Conn. February 17, 2016) - Tracy Patel, M.D., has joined the medical staff of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center as a non-invasive cardiologist with Cottage Grove Cardiology, Bloomfield.

Sean H. Rhyee, M.D., M.P.H., Joins Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

(Hartford, Conn. February 17, 2016) - Sean H. Rhyee, M.D., M.P.H., of has joined the medical staff at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center as a specialist in emergency medicine and toxicology with Saint Francis Emergency Medical Group.

Jeremy C. Hwang, M.D., Ph. D. Joins Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

(Hartford, Conn. February 17, 2016) - Jeremy C. Hwang, M.D., Ph.D. has joined the medical staff at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center as an ophthalmologist with Solinsky EyeCare, LLC, based in West Hartford.

Johnson Memorial Hospital Celebrates Unity Day with Trinity Health - New England

(Stafford Springs, Conn. February 11, 2016) - Johnson Memorial Hospital heralded its affiliation with Trinity Health - New England today with a nod to its past and an embrace of its future.

John Michael Sycip Chua Chiaco, M.D., Joins Saint Francis

(Hartford, Conn. February 9, 2016) - John Michael Sycip Chua Chiaco, M.D., has joined Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center as an interventional cardiologist with Norwich Cardiac Medicine, Norwich, Connecticut.

Thomas Burke Named Vice President of Operations at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

(Hartford, Conn. February 8, 2016) – Thomas Burke, of Woodbridge, has been named Vice President of Operations at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Appoints Director of Medical Surgical Inpatient Units

(Hartford, Conn. February 2, 2016) – Susan Pettorini-D’Amico, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, of North Haven, has been appointed Director of Medical Surgical Inpatient Units, Nursing Education and Professional Practice at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

Khubaib Yusuf Mapara, M.D., Joins Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

(Hartford, Conn. January, 27, 2016) - Khubaib Yusuf Mapara, M.D., has joined Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center as a vascular surgeon with Saint Francis Medical Group’s Vascular Associates.

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Launches Appointment E-Scheduling Feature

(Hartford, Conn. January 27, 2016) – Scheduling a medical service just got easier. Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center now offers the ability to schedule mammograms, lab tests, urgent care and walk-in care online through your computer, tablet, smartphone or other internet connected device.

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Receives the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery

(Hartford, Conn. January 25, 2016)- Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center has received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery.

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Receives the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care

(Hartford, Conn. January 19, 2016) – Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center has received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’sBest Hospitals for Heart Care.

Scott A. Wolf, D.O., MPH, FACP Named President of Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Mass.

(Springfield, Mass. January 8, 2016) - Trinity Health - New England has named Scott A. Wolf, D.O., MPH, FACP, as President of Mercy Medical Center and its affiliated entities. In this role, Dr. Wolf will be responsible for the operational performance of Mercy Medical Center, as well as provide leadership in the execution, management, financial performance and oversight of all hospital operations, and explore opportunities for growth through strategic development initiatives across the system.

Stuart E. Rosenberg Named President of Johnson Memorial Medical Center

(Hartford/Stafford Springs, Conn. – Jan. 8, 2016)  Stuart E. Rosenberg has been appointed president of Johnson Memorial Medical Center, Inc., and its principal subsidiaries: Johnson Memorial Hospital, Johnson Health Care, Inc., and Home and Community Health Services, Inc., by Trinity Health - New England, the regional health ministry owned by Michigan-based Trinity Health. 

Daniel P. Moen Named Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer at Trinity Health - New England

(Springfield, Mass. January 8, 2016) - Daniel P. Moen has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Trinity Health - New England, the parent company of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center and Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, Johnson Memorial Hospital in Stafford Springs, Connecticut, and Sisters of Providence Health System (SPHS) and other subsidiaries.

Johnson Memorial Hospital Now a Member of Trinity Health - New England

(Hartford/Stafford Springs, Conn. January 1, 2016) – Today, Johnson Memorial Hospital and Trinity Health - New England announced the signing of final agreement documents that officially transfer Johnson’s assets to Trinity Health - New England.

2015

Robert M. Belniak, M.D., Joins Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

(Hartford, Conn. Dec. 23, 2015) - Robert M. Belniak, M.D., of Andover, has joined Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center as an orthopaedic surgeon at the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute (CJRI).

Maureen Gethings, RN, MSN, Appointed Executive Director of Surgical Services at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

(Hartford, Conn. December 22, 2015) - Maureen Gethings, RN, MSN, a Wallingford resident, has been appointed Executive Director of Surgical Services at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, replacing Denise M. Peterson, who was recently promoted to Chief Nursing Officer.

David S. Shapiro, M.D., Appointed Vice Chair of Surgery for Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

(Hartford, Conn. December 21, 2015 ) – David S. Shapiro, M.D., FACS, FCCM, has been appointed Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

Give Us a Hand: Turn In a Gun

(Hartford, Conn. December 18, 2015 ) – For the seventh year, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford Hospital, and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center are collaborating with the City of Hartford, Hartford Police Department, the Hartford State’s Attorney’s Office, Community Renewal Team (CRT) and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association to help get guns off the streets.

James F. Flaherty, M.D., Appointed Chief of Surgical Oncology for Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

(Hartford, Conn. Dec. 17, 2015) - James F. Flaherty, M.D., has been appointed Chief of Surgical Oncology at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center as a member of Saint Francis Medical Group.

John F. Rodis, M.D., M.B.A., Named President of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

(Hartford, Conn. December 15, 2015) – John F. Rodis, M.D., M.B.A., has come full circle. Thirty years ago, he first stepped onto the Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center campus to train as a fellow in maternal-fetal medicine. On January 1, 2016, he will take the helm as its president.

Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital Presents Clinical Excellence Award

(Hartford, Conn. December 10, 2015) - Audiologist Angela Page, Au.D, CCC-A, of Colchester, is the recipient of the 2015 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinical Excellence Award given by Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, a Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center partner.

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Awarded Advanced Certification for Inpatient Diabetes Care from the Joint Commission

(Hartford, CT – December 3, 2015) - Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification in Inpatient Diabetes Care, the only hospital in central Connecticut to receive this distinction and among only 83 others nationwide.

Johnson Memorial Hospital Announces State Approval to be Acquired by Trinity Health - New England

(Hartford/Stafford Springs, Conn. Nov. 30, 2015) – On November 25, the state Department of Health Office of Health Care Access approved the acquisition of assets of Johnson Memorial Hospital, Inc., by Trinity Health - New England, Inc., a member of Trinity Health, Inc.

American Medical Rehab Providers Association Appoints Robert J. Krug, M.D. to Board of Directors

(Hartford, Conn. November 19, 2015) - Robert J. Krug, M.D., president and CEO of Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the American Medical Rehab Providers Association (AMRPA).

Adam Mark Debin, D.O., Joins Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

(Hartford, Conn. November 24, 2015) - Adam Mark Debin, D.O., of West Hartford, has joined Saint Francis as a specialist in anesthesiology with Woodland Anesthesiology Associates.

Beers and Beards 5k Benefits Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity at Saint Francis

(Hartford, Conn. November 24, 2015) - The Second Annual Beards and Beers 5K road race held recently in Manchester and South Windsor benefited the Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity. 

Richard Appointed Director of Nursing for Saint Francis

(Hartford, Conn. November 23, 2015) - Kimberlee Richard, M.H.A., M.S.N., R.N., of Meriden, has joined Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center as a Director of Nursing.

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Cardiology Tech Students Win National Awards

(Hartford, Conn. November 17, 2015) - Two students in cardiology technology training programs at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center have been recognized with national awards.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Recognizes Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center for Organ Donor Enrollment Achievement

(Hartford, Conn. November 2, 2015) - Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center is among a select group of hospitals and transplant centers nationwide recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for reaching gold, silver, or bronze levels of achievement by conducting activities that promoted enrollment in state organ donor registries.

Connecticut Health Foundation Grants $75,000 to Saint Francis for Behavioral Health Services

(Hartford, Conn. October 26, 2015) - Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center today announced that it has received $75,000 in grant funding from the Connecticut Health Foundation to provide behavioral health services for low-income expectant mothers at the Saint Francis Center for Women’s Health.

Saint Francis Celebrates Unity Day With Trinity Health

(Hartford, Conn. October 23, 2015) - Today, Saint Francis Care exchanged symbolic gifts with its new parent, Trinity Health, and lit a three-wick unity candle celebrating the union of the two organizations.

David J. Grew, M.D., MPH, Joins Saint Francis

(Hartford, Conn October 21, 2015) - David J. Grew, M.D., MPH, has joined Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center as a radiation oncologist with Connecticut Radiation Oncology, PC.

Sebastian T. Tosto, M.D., Joins Saint Francis

(Hartford, Conn. October 19, 2015) - Sebastian T. (Tom) Tosto, M.D., of Cromwell, has joined Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center as an internist with Saint Francis Medical Group’s ambulatory clinic.

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Achieves Premier Certification Status for Geriatric Fracture Care

(Hartford, Conn. October 5, 2015) - Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center has achieved the highest level of certification for Geriatric Fracture Care Programs from the International Geriatric Fracture Society (IGFS).

Saint Francis Is Now a Member of Trinity Health

(Hartford, Conn. and Livonia, Mich. October 1, 2015) – Saint Francis Care is a member of Trinity Health, effective immediately. With the closing of their agreement to join together, Trinity Health and Saint Francis will embark on efforts to advance people-centered care in New England through the immediate establishment of a new not-for-profit regional health system in New England.

Saint Francis Opens New Fastcare Walk-In Clinic at Stop & Shop in Glastonbury

(Hartford, Conn. Sept. 28, 2015) - Saint Francis FastCare at the Stop & Shop store in Glastonbury welcomed patients today, as the walk-in clinic at 55 Oak Street celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

MIRACLES XXVI Gala

(Hartford, Conn. September 21, 2015) – More than 1,400 guests gathered for a good cause at the Connecticut Convention Center for this year’s MIRACLES XXVI Gala, presented by the Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Foundation. 

Agreement Paves the Way for Saint Mary's Health System to Join New Trinity Health Region Serving New England

(Waterbury, Conn., Hartford, Conn, Livonia, Mich., Sept. 18, 2015) — Saint Mary's Health System in Waterbury, Conn., signed an agreement with Trinity Health and Saint Francis Care that will further expand people-centered care in New England.

Saint Francis Chosen to Participate in National Study

(Hartford, Conn. August 13, 2015) - Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center has been chosen by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to participate in a multi-level, two-year national study for improving quality of care in the prevention of pressure ulcers.

Scott R. Fecteau, M.D, Named Chief of Vascular Surgery at Saint Francis

(Hartford, Conn. August 11, 2015) - Scott Fecteau, M.D., a specialist in Vascular Surgery, has been named Chief of Vascular Surgery at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

Saint Francis Care Names Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer

(Hartford, Conn. August 3, 2015) - Saint Francis Care has named Denise M. Peterson, RN, MSHCA, NEA-BC, FACHE, as Vice President, Professional Nursing Practice and Quality, Chief Nursing Officer, effective August 1, 2015.

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center School of Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Receives National Accreditation

(Hartford, Conn. July 31, 2015) - The Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut School of Invasive Cardiovascular Technology at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center recently received programmatic accreditation from the national Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Saint Francis Hospital Receives Donation for Integrative Medicine Breast Cancer Programs

(Hartford, Conn. July 30, 2015) - This past spring, gymnasts from Gymnastics Express in Newington and Glastonbury participated in the annual Unite for HER Pink Invitational and selected Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center to be the recipient of a $3,000 grant.

Saint Francis Connects Patients to Electronic Medical Records from Multiple Providers

(Hartford, Conn. July 24, 2015) – Saint Francis Care is the first healthcare provider in the state to offer its patients the ability to connect medical records from multiple providers through a single online portal – MyChartCentral.

Saint Francis Receives American College of Cardiology Award for Cardiac Care

(Hartford, Conn. July 13, 2015) – Saint Francis Care has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2015.

Saint Francis Named a “Most Wired” Hospital

(Ann Arbor, MI and Chicago, IL July 13, 2015) — Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center has been recognized as one of the nation’s Most Wired hospitals, according to results of the 2015 Most Wired Survey published in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

U.S. News & World Report Names Saint Francis among Nation’s High-Performing Hospitals in Knee Replacement and COPD

(Washington, D.C. July 8, 2015) – Saint Francis Care has been rated high performing in knee replacement as well as treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings.

Saint Francis Selected to Participate in National Health Equity Initiative

(Hartford, Conn. July 7, 2015)–Saint Francis Care has been selected to participate in “National Initiative V”: Improving Community Health and Health Equity through Medical Education.

Rebecca Santiago, R.N., of Torrington Honored as a Healthcare Hero

(Hartford, Conn. July 1, 2015) –Torrington resident Rebecca Santiago, B.S.N., R.N., N&PN, FCN, Community Healthcare Navigator and OASIS Facilitator at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, has been named a Healthcare Hero by the Connecticut Hospital Association.

Scott Ellner, D.O., of Avon, Honored as a Healthcare Hero

(Hartford, Conn. July 1, 2015) –Avon resident Scott Ellner, D.O., MHCM, FACS, President of the Saint Francis Medical Group, Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery, and Director of Surgical Quality at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, has been named as a 2015 Healthcare Hero by the Connecticut Hospital Association.

Curtis D. Robinson, Saint Francis Board Member, Presented Honorary Membership Award

(Hartford, Conn. July 1, 2015) –Curtis D. Robinson, a founding donor of the Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity at Saint Francis has been honored with a Honorary Membership Award from the Connecticut Hospital Association.

Saint Francis Recognized For Promoting Diversity In Purchasing Practices

(Hartford, Conn. June 25, 2015) –Premier, Inc. presented an honorable mention to Saint Francis Care for the Diversity Award during an awards ceremony that took place during Premier’s annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition on June 24, 2015. 

Saint Francis FastCare Opens in Stop & Shop in Manchester

(Hartford, Conn. June 18, 2015) - Saint Francis FastCare at the Super Stop & Shop in Manchester welcomed patients today as the walk-in clinic at 318 West Middle Turnpike celebrated its grand opening.

Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven and Saint Francis Care Announce the Launch of New Partnership in Hartford

(New Haven, Hartford, Conn. June 15, 2015) – Saint Francis Care, parent of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, and Yale-New Haven Hospital today announced the launch of a new partnership at Saint Francis, creating an integrated oncology services program to better serve the greater Hartford community.

Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital and Saint Francis Care Celebrate 20th Anniversary

(Hartford, Conn. June 15, 2015) - Today marks the 20th anniversary of the dedication of Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital - Connecticut’s only freestanding acute care rehabilitation hospital - on the north campus of Saint Francis Care.

Saint Francis Recognized With Gold-Plus Award For Heart Failure Care

(Hartford, Conn. June 3, 2015) - Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation’s secondary prevention guidelines for patients with heart failure.

Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute Celebrates Patient Milestone

(Hartford, Conn. May 21, 2015) - The Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center reached a milestone today as its 20,000th patient received a new knee.

Luis Diez Morales, M.D. and Marcus McKinney, D.Min, Selected for National Leadership Program to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare

(Hartford/Boston May 8, 2015) – Dr. Luis Diez Morales and Dr. Marcus McKinney of Saint Francis Care, Hartford, CT, have been selected to participate in a year-long executive leadership program designed to tackle racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare.

From East Hartford to Haiti With Love

(Hartford, Conn. May 5, 2015) - The Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center International Medical Mission Blue Team will bring obstetrical care to the people of Dame Marie, Haiti, with a gift from Obstetrician and Gynecologist Marco Morel, M.D. After more than 30 years in practice, Dr. Morel, who also maintains an office in West Hartford, is downsizing and closing his office at 477 Connecticut Boulevard, Suite 119, East Hartford.

Saint Francis Receives “A” Grade in 2015 Hospital Safety Score

(Hartford, Conn. April 30, 2015) – Saint Francis Care has again received an “A” rating Hospital Safety Score℠ from The Leapfrog Group, a national hospital quality watchdog organization. 

Saint Francis Physician Receives Archbishop’s Award For Health Care

(Hartford, Conn. April 29, 2015) - Daniel J. Diver, M.D., Chief of the Section of Cardiology at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, is the recipient of the inaugural Archbishop’s Award for Excellence in Health Care. The award was presented Sunday by the Most Reverend Archbishop Leonard Blair, S.T.D., at a White Mass honoring medical professionals at the Graduate Club in New Haven.

Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital Presents Spirit of Rehab Award

(Hartford, Conn. April 28, 2015) -- Speech Language Pathologist Lori Ann Kostich M.S. CCC-SLP, MSCS, received the third annual Dr. Catherine Bontke Spirit of Rehab Award at the Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital’s Annual Town Meeting.

Daniel S. Schwartz, M.D., F.A.C.S., Joins Saint Francis

(Hartford, Conn. April 14, 2015) – Daniel S. Schwartz, M.D., F.A.C.S., a specialist in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, has joined the medical staff of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center as the Medical Director of the Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine Program.

Gabriel V. Gambardella, D.P.M., Joins Saint Francis

(Hartford, Conn. April 10, 2015) – Gabriel V. Gambardella, D.P.M., of Branford, who specializes in Podiatric Medicine and Foot and Ankle surgery, has joined the medical staff of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

Raffi Karagozian, M.D., Joins Saint Francis

(Hartford, Conn. April 10, 2015) – Raffi Karagozian, M.D., a specialist in gastroenterology and hepatology, has joined the medical staff of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

Saint Francis Care Re-Opens Dedicated Primary Care Practice for City and State Employees

(Hartford, Conn. March 9, 2015) - Saint Francis Care Connect@City Hall will resume patient appointments following the successful search for an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) to manage the site under the supervision of a Saint Francis physician.

Jonathan Greenberg, M.D., Joins Saint Francis

(Hartford, Conn. March 6, 2015) –Jonathan Greenberg, M.D., a specialist in adult psychiatry, has joined the medical staff of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

Saint Francis to Participate in Code Silver Drill

(Hartford, Conn. February 23, 2015) – On Thursday, February 26, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center will participate in a Code Silver drill to evaluate preparedness for an active shooter on the main campus.

Lauren Ibrahim, M.D., Joins Saint Francis

(Hartford, Conn. Feb. 23, 2015) – Lauren Ibrahim, M.D., of Farmington, a specialist in infectious diseases, has joined the medical staff of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

Praveen Joseph, M.D., Joins Saint Francis

(Hartford, Conn. February 19, 2015) – Praveen Joseph, M.D., of Hartford, a hospitalist, has joined the medical staff at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

Saint Francis Names Nicole Schulz Vice President of Operations

(Hartford, Conn. February 19, 2015) – Saint Francis Care has appointed Nicole Schulz to the position of Vice President of Operations. In her new role she will work to strengthen the operational foundation of the Hospital.

Saint Francis Receives CHEFA Grant for Simulation Studio

(Hartford, Conn. February 16, 2015) – Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center has received a $74,735 grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) to provide new technology that will enhance the simulation-based medical education capabilities of the Saint Francis Simulation Program.

Saint Francis Recognized for Quality, Cost-Effective Bariatric Surgery

(Hartford, Conn. February 16, 2015) – Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut has recognized Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center as one of the first healthcare facilities in the nation to receive Blue Distinction Center and Blue Distinction® Center+ designations in the area of bariatric surgery by the Blue Distinction® Centers for Specialty Care program.

Danyal Ibrahim, M.D., M.P.H., Appointed Chief Data and Analytics Officer for Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

(Hartford, Conn. February 4, 2015) – Danyal Ibrahim, M.D., M.P.H., has been named Chief Data and Analytics Officer at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

Saint Francis Names New General Counsel

(Hartford, Conn. February 4, 2015) – Saint Francis Care has appointed Janeanne C. Lubin-Szafranski, J.D., to the position of General Counsel and Vice President, Department of Legal Affairs.

Thomas W. Turbiak, M.D., FACEP, Appointed Chief Medical Information Officer at Saint Francis

(Hartford, Conn. February 3, 2015) – Thomas. W. Turbiak, M.D., FACEP, has been named Chief Medical Information Officer at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

Jon Pirrello, M.D., Joins Saint Francis

(Hartford, Conn. January 30, 2015) – Jon Pirrello, M.D., a specialist in bariatric surgery and general surgery, has joined the medical staff of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center as the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery.

Saint Francis Named Among Top 5% of Hospitals Nationwide for Clinical Excellence

(Hartford, Conn. January 20, 2015) – Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center today announced that is has received the Healthgrades 2015 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™. 

Cardinal Health Foundation Grants $75,000 to Saint Francis Quality Initiative

(Hartford, Conn. January 15, 2015) - Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center today announced that it has received $75,000 in grant funding from the Cardinal Health Foundation’s E3 Grant Program, which promotes effectiveness, efficiency and excellence in healthcare, to support the work of the Connecticut Surgical Quality Collaborative founded by Scott Ellner, D.O., MPH, FACS, of Saint Francis.

Johnson Memorial Medical Center Announces Approval of Asset Purchase Agreement with Saint Francis Care

(Hartford/Stafford Springs, Conn. Jan. 14, 2015) –Johnson Memorial Medical Center (“JMMC”), the parent organization of Johnson Memorial Hospital, Evergreen Health Care Center, Home & Community Health Services, and Johnson Health Care, announced today the approval of an Asset Purchase Agreement with Saint Francis Care (the parent company of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital and its other providers).

Matthew R. Kenney, Ph.D., Named as Vice President, Mission & Ethics

(Hartford, Conn. January 9, 2015) – Saint Francis Care has named Matthew R. Kenney, Ph.D., to the position of Vice President, Mission & Ethics.

Saint Francis Creates Affiliated Post-Acute Care Network

(Hartford, Conn. January 8, 2015) - Saint Francis HealthCare Partners (SFHCP) has formed an affiliated Post-Acute Care Network to offer patients of Saint Francis Care a high-quality, highly efficient network of preferred providers to enhance the transition from hospital care to post-acute care. 

Murthappa N. Prakash, M.D., Elected to Saint Francis Board

(Hartford, Conn. January 8, 2015) – Murthappa N. Prakash, M.D. of South Windsor has been elected to a two-year term on the Board of Directors of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. 

Lynn Rossini Named Chief Development Officer/ Vice President, Saint Francis Foundation

(Hartford, Conn. January 6, 2015) – Saint Francis Care has named Lynn Rossini Chief Development Officer/Vice President Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Foundation. 

L. Roberto Gonzalez, M.D., Named Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Service Line Physician Leader

(Hartford, Conn. January 6, 2015) – Saint Francis Care has named L. Roberto Gonzalez, M.D., Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Service Line Physician Leader. 

David Bittner Named as Chief Financial Officer

(Hartford, Conn. January 6, 2015) – Saint Francis Care has named David Bittner to the position of Chief Financial Officer.

Adam R. Silverman, M.D., FACP, Named as Vice President, Ambulatory Strategy and Development

(Hartford, Conn. January 6, 2015) – Saint Francis Care has named Adam R. Silverman, M.D., FACP, as Vice President, Ambulatory Strategy and Development. 

Robert J. Krug, M.D., Named Chief Executive Officer/Medical Director at Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital

(Hartford, Conn. January 6, 2015) – Saint Francis Care has named Robert J. Krug, M.D., Chief Executive Officer/Medical Director of Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital.

Phillip Y. Roland, M.D., Named Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology

(Hartford, Conn. Jan. 5, 2015) – Phillip Y. Roland, M.D., FACS, FACOG, of West Hartford, has been appointed Chair of the Department Obstetrics and Gynecology and Physician Leader of the Women and Infants Service Line at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.