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  • How to Have Fun, and Remain Safe, at the Beach or Pool This Summer

    June 05, 2020

    It beckons with the rhythmic ebb of the waves and the promise of a cool dip on a hot day, feeding the soul, which needs it more than ever after a grueling few months of COVID-19. The beach – like any other favorite outdoor spots – is not off-limits in…

  • Pneumonia and COVID-19: How He Made it Through Rehab

    June 04, 2020

    Luis, a 46-year-old Fairfield resident, was experiencing some difficulty breathing and went to the hospital. He did not suspect COVID, nor anything that he was about to experience. When Luis arrived at St. Vincent’s Medical Center’s emergency room in Bridgeport, he was given a chest X-ray and, within minutes, informed…

  • Electrostatic Spray Cleaning for PACU at St. Vincent’s

    June 04, 2020

    St. Vincent’s is leading the way with advanced cleaning to the postanesthesia care unit, or PACU. This is a crucial first step in converting it back to a non-Covid area. Electrostatic spray surface cleaning is the process of spraying an electrostatically-charged mist onto surfaces and objects. Electrostatic spray uses a specialized solution…

  • Will COVID-19 Mutate By Fall? Why That Could Be a Good Thing

    June 04, 2020

    As the world’s eyes skip over the summer to a potential resurgence of COVID-19 in the fall, the major advantage will be experience and preparation, according to Hartford HealthCare‘s chief clinical officer. Dr. Ajay Kumar said reinforcing and reinstituting protective measures such as social distancing and isolation early and thoughtfully…

  • New Visitor Guidelines: Hospital Restrictions Eased

    June 04, 2020

    With safety measures in place, Hartford HealthCare (HHC) announced a phased-in relaxation of the visitor restrictions put into place during the COVID-19 pandemic. “It was the right thing to do, the safe thing to do to try to limit the potential spread of this virus,” said HHC President and CEO…

  • Cellphone Location Data in May Shows Big Behavior Changes in Connecticut

    June 01, 2020

    Your cellphone doesn’t lie. Google’s latest Community Mobility Report, dated May 25, reflects an overwhelming desire by Connecticut residents to get outdoors — and still avoid going into their workplace — as the state economy reopens and the weather brightens during the COVID-19 pandemic. Use of parks, from April 13…

  • MIT-Hartford HealthCare Model Shows No ‘Significant Second Wave’ of COVID-19 This Summer

    May 29, 2020

    So far, so good, is the assessment from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) analytics team that partnered with Hartford HealthCare (HHC) to track and predict the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides being “remarkably accurate” in pinpointing the peak of infection activity thus far, Dr. Dimitris Bertsimas, the dean…

  • Mobile COVID-19 Program Reaches State’s Underserved

    May 28, 2020

    Hartford HealthCare (HHC) this week reached a milestone of 37,864 COVID-19 tests completed. Thousands were through its mobile testing program, designed to help reach underserved population across Connecticut, according to Dr. Ajay Kumar, chief clinical officer for the system. Because testing is critical to managing the spread of the virus and…

  • ‘I’m a Miracle’: 21-Year-Old Recounts COVID-19 Fight, 3 Weeks on Ventilator

    May 27, 2020

    He remembers the dreams – trying to wake up and being unable to – but not much more of his experience fighting COVID-19 for more than a month at St. Vincent’s Medical Center (SVMC) in Bridgeport. Rodney Davis, a Venezuela native living in Bridgeport, was the first patient diagnosed with…

  • 10 Tips to Keep Your Summer Entertaining Safe During COVID-19

    May 26, 2020

    The summer season is officially underway and whether you spent the holiday weekend at home – again! – or widening your world in some way, chances are you’ll be trying to socialize sometime soon. COVID-19 social distancing guidelines have kept us largely at home. As infection rates decline, many are…

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