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ECHN’s Quarterly DAISY Award Recipient: Sonja Fisher

Meet Sonja Fisher, RN Sonja works in the Emergency Department at ECHN, and was nominated to receive the Daisy Award by her manager. “On Friday, December 4th, 2020 in the ED we held a young man in the Emergency Department for 67 hrs. The patient was a 17 year old male with diagnosis of schizophrenia.

ECHN Graduate Medical Education’s Scholarly Research Day Poster Event

ECHN Graduate Medical Education’s Scholarly Research Day Poster Event Scholarly Research Day is held by ECHN’s Academic Affairs Department each year in early Spring. Through a display of posters, ECHN’s resident physicians and medical students showcase the results of research projects they have worked on throughout the academic year. There were 24 poster submissions for

ECHN’s Quarterly DAISY Award Recipient: Bozena Michalski

Meet Bozena Michalski, our Quarterly DAISY Award Recipient! Bozena is a Registered Nurse, and she works in Manchester Memorial Hospital’s 3 North Nursing Unit. Bozena has worked at ECHN for almost 19 years and was nominated for a DAISY award by a former patient. The nomination spoke of Bozena’s compassion and kindness when caring for

Making Resolutions and Managing Mental Health in the New Year

After a year like 2020 we are all looking forward to a new year where we can start fresh and look ahead. There is the old tradition of making New Year’s resolutions, often giving us a little inspiration as we head into the cold winter months. The problem with New Year’s resolutions is that we

Interventional Radiology: New Partnership for Better Care

Recently, ECHN began a new partnership with Jefferson Radiology to provide new and expanded comprehensive diagnostic and interventional radiology services. As part of its services, Jefferson Radiology provides experienced sub-specialists such as neuro-radiologists, pediatric radiologists and oncology radiologists to read patients’ imaging tests, including X-rays, CT scans and MRI scans, and consult with the patients’

ECHN’s Quarterly DAISY Award Recipient: Barbara Johnson

Meet Barbara Johnson, our Quarterly DAISY Award Recipient! Barbara is a Registered Nurse, and she works in Manchester Memorial Hospital’s 1East Nursing Unit. Barbara was nominated for the Daisy Award by a patient she cared for in March 2020. Learn more about Barbara through her patient’s eyes: Barbara is exceptional in all she does. Her

ECHN’s Quarterly DAISY Award Recipient: Beth Ferenz

This quarter’s DAISY Award Recipient is Beth Ferenz. Beth has been working at ECHN for over two years a Registered Nurse on the MMH 2East Nursing Unit. One of Beth’s colleagues nominated her for a DAISY award, and the nomination spoke of Beth’s compassion and kindness when caring for her patients many of whom are

The Importance of Protecting Your Immune System

The Flu. Colds. Coronavirus. Autoimmune Diseases. What do all these things have in common? Our immune system! The immune system in the body fights against disease-causing microorganisms, or to put it simply, it protects you against germs, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and toxins that make us more susceptible to colds, the flu and even

Healthy Isn’t Just for Patients

The Hartford Business Journal recently held its third annual Healthiest Employers awards to recognize companies that are dedicated to employee health and safety as well as results-oriented wellness programs. ECHN, as part of Prospect Medical Holdings, is proud to have been recognized as one of Connecticut’s Healthiest Workplaces, highlighting its employee wellness programs and dedication

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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