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Making Healthy Happen for Every Family

Making Healthy Happen means helping everyone in the community improve physical, mental and spiritual health. We do this by treating illness and injury AND by promoting prevention and overall well-being through education and wellness programs like these: Family Development Center Programs “meet parents where they are” from before birth to age six. Early Head Start

Promises Kept: Five Years of Investing in the Health of Our Community

October marks five years of investment in this community by Prospect Medical Holdings, through its ownership of Eastern Connecticut Health Network, including Manchester Memorial and Rockville General hospitals. While our tax status is “for-profit,” benefiting town, state and federal government, our purpose is “for community.” Our mission is, and always has been, to provide safe,

Expanding Access to Compassionate Behavioral Health Care to Meet Community Need

ECHN’s 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment reported that East Hartford, Vernon and Manchester had significantly higher hospitalization rates and emergency room visits for behavioral health and substance abuse issues, compared to the statewide average. To address this need in our community, ECHN has expanded access to behavioral health services across all age groups, focusing on

Improving the delivery of healthcare to our region

There is exciting momentum as Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN) takes major steps to improve the delivery of healthcare in our region. These purposeful changes improve our ability to care for you, your neighbors, loved ones and friends in a nimble and responsive way, to ensure high-quality care is accessible to all and to stay

Choosing Wisely

Written by H. Andrew Selinger M.D. In healthcare, one can argue that the most important relationship is between a clinician and a patient. This relationship between a clinician and a patient should be rooted in trust and should benefit the patient. It is important that the clinician and patient continually communicate with one another to

Women’s Center for Wellness
: Leaders in Mammography Services

The Women’s Center for Wellness has been named one of America’s Best Mammogram Imaging Centers by the Women’s Choice Award®, a trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 in 8 women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime, and it is the

Why Telehealth Isn’t Something to Be Feared

While it is not at all a new service, the practice of telehealth is getting substantially more attention of late. This is due almost entirely to the COVID-19 pandemic, which pushed telehealth to the forefront of medicine out of necessity. With people unwilling to be in close quarters due to the virus, many medical appointments, that would

Get More Comfortable with Your MRI’s

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging and is used to create detailed 2D/3D images of your anatomy. An MRI scan is a painless radiology technique that has the advantage of avoiding radiation exposure. These images are made by using a powerful magnet to align the protons in your body, then a radiofrequency will be pulsed

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