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Hartford Hospital Appoints Tina M. Varona Media Relations Manager

July 02, 2013

HARTFORD – July 2, 2013 – Hartford Hospital announced today the appointment of Tina M. Varona as Media Relations Manager in the Planning and Marketing Department.

Varona comes to Hartford Hospital from Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center where she spent nearly seven years expanding the Hospital’s Media Relations Department. Prior to that, she was an award-winning television journalist for more than 12 years in West Virginia, Connecticut, West Palm Beach and Miami, Fl.

In her new role at Hartford Hospital, she will be responsible for generating media coverage, assisting with the creation of promotional and marketing materials, and produce brand-enhancing messages promoting hospital-wide events and news conferences.

In addition, she will also coordinate and produce live interviews from within the hospital’s television news studio. She will continue to advance the Hartford Hospital News Service (HHNS) with feature writing and the profiling of patient stories for broadcast.

To contact Tina, email TVarona@harthosp.org or call 860-972-4475

About Hartford Hospital
Hartford Hospital, founded in 1854, is one of the largest teaching hospitals and tertiary care centers in New England with one of the region's busiest surgery practices. It is annually ranked among America's Best Hospitals by US News & World Report and has been recognized nationally for the quality of many of its programs, including cardiology, cancer, stroke and joint and spine care. The 867-bed regional referral center provides high-quality care in all clinical disciplines. Among its divisions is The Institute of Living, a 114-bed mental health facility with a national and international reputation of excellence. Jefferson House, a 104-bed long-term care facility, is also a special division of Hartford Hospital. The hospital’s major centers of clinical excellence include cardiology, oncology, emergency services and trauma, mental health, women’s health, orthopedics, bloodless surgery and advanced organ transplantation. Hartford Hospital owns and operates the state’s only air ambulance system, LIFE STAR.

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