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March 2016
March 1, 2016

Middlesex Hospital Hospice Program Recognized For Care For Veterans

The Middlesex Hospital Hospice and Palliative Care Program has received Level One recognition, as part of the We Honor Veterans program. We Honor Veterans is a national hospice provider campaign, conducted by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). We Honor Veterans…

March 1, 2016

Mission Moment: Providing The Best Experience Possible To Our Patients

PATIENT PROFILE – PETER PATTON “MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL SAVED MY LIFE. ” Most people would be discouraged after five hospital admissions in one year, treatment for cancer, a mysterious fungal infection, multiple drug trials and weekly blood tests. But Peter Patton recounts his year-long health struggles with a smile, and a deep sense of gratitude,…

March 1, 2016

New Physician Sets Target On Pain Management

Honghui Feng, M.D. a new pain management specialist at Middlesex Hospital, is helping patients target the sources of their chronic pain and develop the most appropriate treatment. According to the Institute of Medicine1, chronic pain in patients in the United States is responsible for $700 billion annually in medical expenses, lost income and…

February 2016
February 1, 2016

Take Charge: Stop Bullying

Bullying is prevalent in the United States, and it is a problem that can impact people of any age – from children to adults.

February 1, 2016

Hospital Deploys Germ Killing Device

The newest member of Middlesex Hospital’s infection prevention team is Tru-D, a 5-foot-5 device that uses ultraviolet light to pulverize any germs in its path. Tru-D  stands for Total Room Ultraviolet Disinfection. It is a mobile, automated disinfection system that cleans using ultraviolet light, to provide an additional layer of protection to…

February 1, 2016

A Women's Guide To Beating Heart Disease

Surveys show that few women think heart disease is their greatest health threat. Unfortunately, it's the nation's number one killer, and women are its prime target. The risk of heart attack and stroke increases with age. That’s especially true after menopause. But you should start protecting yourself from heart disease early. The buildup of…

February 1, 2016

Zika Virus: An Avid Traveler, And Unwelcome Guest

The Zika virus is an emerging viral infection first recognized in the Zika forest in Uganda, Africa. The virus has been highly publicized in the news lately because it has spread to the Americas since mid-2015, and is now present in South and Central America, Puerto Rico, and some Caribbean islands. It is spread by the daytime biting mosquito,…

February 1, 2016

New Thoracic Surgeon Joins Middlesex Hospital Surgical Alliance

Alicia McKelvey, M.D., a thoracic surgery specialist, has recently joined the Middlesex Hospital Surgical Alliance group of oncologic surgeons. She is a board-certified thoracic surgeon who also specializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques. Since coming to Connecticut from the Philadelphia area, Dr. McKelvey relates that the experience…

January 2016
January 1, 2016

Madison Urgent Care Center Moves To New Location

Middlesex Hospital Urgent Care & Walk-in Medical Center in Madison has moved to a new location at 146 Samson Rock Drive in Madison – near Stop & Shop. The Hospital also has Urgent Care & Walk-in Medical Centers in Old Saybrook and Middletown. The Madison Center is open seven days a week to provide immediate treatment for you and…

January 1, 2016

Hospital Program Addresses Food Insecurity

Food insecurity is a measure of food deprivation and inadequate access to food, due to lack of money and other resources. According to Feeding America, the food insecurity rate in Middlesex County is 11.1%. Here at Middlesex Hospital, a special program last year helped to address food insecurity in the local area. Two Middlesex Hospital Family…