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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

NICU Awareness Month: Alexis’s Story

For most, pregnancy is a time filled with hope and expectation. Every family hopes for an uncomplicated birth and a healthy baby. But every experience is different, and sometimes the unexpected arises. Meet Alexis – and learn more about her NICU experience at ECHN’s Family Birthing Center. Alexis’s Story I am a nurse midwife. I

A message of hope and health from Edith

Edith 100th patient discharged Remember our friend Edith who was discharged as Manchester Memorial Hospital’s 100th COVID patient six weeks ago? She has a message of hope and health for all of us! Edith, we are so happy to see how well you’re doing and celebrate your recovery! As you may recall Edith was Manchester Hospital's 100th COVID patient
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