Hospital Facilities

Hartford Hospital is an 850-bed tertiary care facility with distinctive programs in trauma, cardiovascular surgery, surgical oncology, and transplantation (including heart and liver).

The patient base for the program is extensive with over 40,000 surgical procedures performed each year. There are 2,100 trauma admissions and over 1,400 transports by our LIFE STAR critical care helicopter transport system per year. Approximately 1,500 patients are admitted to the surgical critical care units each year.

Surgical critical care is provided in three intensive care areas each with its own step down unit: General Surgery and Trauma, Cardiac/Thoracic and Neurosurgery. The patient population in the critical care area represents a broad range of disease entities and clinical problems. The trainee will gain a thorough experience in ventilator management, invasive hemodynamic monitoring systems, esophageal doppler manometry, ultrasound guided central line placement, nutritional support, renal replacement therapy, and critical care pharmacology. Clinical care in the ICU is under the direct supervision of the Attending Intensivists with appropriate input from the Attending Surgeon and medical sub-specialists.

Hartford Hospital has a fully functional simulation center, the Center for Education, Simulation & Innovation (CESI) consisting of exact models of the trauma bay, Surgical ICU, and operative suite where additional simulated training will take place as part of the Surgery Critical Care curriculum. Also the state’s only multi-patient hyperbaric oxygen chamber resides here.

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (THOCC), part of Hartford HealthCare Corporation (HHC), is located in New Britain, CT. The Post-Graduate PA Training Program has been in place since 2004. The general surgery PA training at THOCC offers a comprehensive surgical experience which includes OR first assist, all aspects of perioperative care, inpatient management, postoperative complications, in-house and emergency consults, and technical bedside skills. The PA residents will also be involved in M&M conferences, Grand Rounds, and formal presentations to surgical attendings.

The Hartford area offers residents the best of New England and the East!

Hartford, the capital of Connecticut, is rich in work and educational opportunities, housing, shopping, historical points of interest, and cultural and recreation activities. The city is centrally located in the beautiful Connecticut River Valley, midway between Boston and New York (less than a two-hour drive to either city). Hartford is also ideally situated for travel to attractions such as Cape Cod, the mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire, and the coast of Maine. Hartford is no more than six hours from any point between Washington, DC, and Montreal.

The Hartford area, which includes the city and 32 suburbs, has nearly one million residents. Consequently, the city has cultural and other activities usually found in more extensive metropolitan areas. Hartford is the home of the Wadsworth Athenaeum, the oldest public art museum in the country. The esteemed 80-member Hartford Symphony, the Hartford City Ballet, the Hartford Stage Company (which was awarded a 1989 Tony Award for the best regional theater in the United States), and Bushnell Memorial Theatre (a 3,000-seat auditorium that presents Broadway shows, visiting performances, lectures, and other entertainment) offers programs throughout the year. The Comcast Theater, which is one of the largest indoor/outdoor music theaters in the country, will bring a diverse and eclectic variety of musical performances to Hartford. For summer fun there are cruises up and down the CT River. Family theme parks include Lake Compounce (Bristol/Southington, CT) and Six Flags New England (Agawam. MA), just a short drive away. Also Connecticut is the home of two of the largest casinos in the world, Foxwoods Resort Casino & Mohegan Sun.

Sports fans are well entertained in Hartford. The XL Center (the city’s civic center) is home for the Hartford Wolfpack Hockey Team. It also is a site for the University of Connecticut’s Division I men’s and women’s championship basketball teams. Connecticut’s new sports & entertainment center, Rentschler Field, home to University of Connecticut Huskies football team, has been built in nearby East Hartford. Minor league baseball and World Team Tennis and the PGA Traveler’s Championship Golf Tournament provide sports enthusiasts with the opportunity to enjoy many different activities.

The transportation systems in the Hartford area are convenient and make most places in the city little more than an exit ramp away. The Institute of Living, Hartford Hospital, and Connecticut Children’s are situated within the same square mile.

Opportunities for professional development abound in the region and the state. Connecticut benefits from a sophisticated population that provides a significant degree of support for the provision of health care services. A variety of advanced research and clinical training opportunities are available through the Hartford Hospital Residency Programs, and other practice opportunities continue to be available throughout the area.

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