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Hartford HealthCare Announces New Digestive Health Institute

January 12, 2023

Hartford HealthCare has announced the formation of its Digestive Health Institute, the health system’s seventh and newest institute.

The Digestive Health Institute is a fully integrated model of care focused on the management of all digestive diseases and disorders, ranging from essential preventative screening to the most complex care for advanced diseases. The Institute offers coordinated, personalized and convenient care across Hartford HealthCare’s acute care hospitals, surgery and endoscopy centers and neighborhood locations throughout Connecticut.

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From left: Vice President of Operations Lindsey Meehan, PA-C; Bret Schipper, MD, a surgical oncologist; Jeffry Nestler, MD, a gastroenterologist.

Led by Jeffry Nestler, MD, a gastroenterologist, Bret Schipper, MD, a surgical oncologist, and Vice President of Operations Lindsey Meehan, PA-C, the Hartford HealthCare Digestive Health Institute promotes physician collaboration across multiple specialties including gastroenterology, surgical and medical weight loss, general and colorectal surgery, complex hernia and abdominal core health, hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery, GI oncology, nutrition, behavioral health and others.

“Building on the collaboration that has already taken place over the past several years by many colleagues, our digestive health services have grown more robust, accessible and standard across our system of care,” said Hartford HealthCare President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Flaks.

“Together, this team will continue to advance the institute’s programs and services for a wide array of digestive disorders.”

With a sharp focus on excellence and innovation, the Institute also offers the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic interventions available and adheres to highest national standards for quality and safety across the health system.

The Digestive Health Institute joins Hartford HealthCare’s existing world-class institutes: Behavioral Health, Cancer, Heart & Vascular, Neuroscience, Orthopedic, and Urology and Kidney. Since launching its institute model in 2014, Hartford HealthCare has successfully extended expertise deeply into our communities, creating consistently higher quality and enhanced access to sub-specialty care across the health system.

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Hartford HealthCare’s Digestive Health Institute is a comprehensive resource for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a full range of gastrointestinal disorders.

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