| Feb 12, 2015
| 9:01 AM
Hopes were still alive for a merger with Tenet Healthcare when the board of directors at Eastern Connecticut Health Network convened its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4.
Twenty-four minutes later, in mid-meeting, CEO Peter J....
| Feb 1, 2015
| 8:54 PM
Connecticut's diabetes rate ranks lower than the national average, but Hispanics and African-Americans are more than twice as likely to have the disease compared with their white neighbors and are at greater risk of dying from diabetes-related causes....
| Jan 31, 2015
| 7:12 PM
AVON — Sharon Gauthier was always the squeaky wheel where she worked.
Gauthier remembers working from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. in a neonatal ICU, and being told she was to report for mandatory overtime from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
"I'm not doing that, that's...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 5:19 PM
HARTFORD — The winds howled and babies wailed as a flurry of children entered the world at Hartford hospitals during the snowstorm.
An unusual number of babies made their entrance into the world Monday night and early Tuesday as the blizzard...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 9:15 AM
It was a gala visual Java couldn't get out of her head long after she left the Bushnell Saturday night.
The three top guys in the Hartford Hospital/ Hartford Healthcare system were feeling the groove when The Blues Brothers, including Dan Aykroyd as...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 10:30 AM
COVENTRY — A man was injured Wednesday morning when he fell some 50 feet off a roof of the Nathan Hale Homestead.
The man, a roofer, was by himself but was able to get to his truck and call 911, said Ray Eldridge, North Coventry fire chief.
| Jan 19, 2015
We've all done it. Reached for the phone to chat, check email or text while operating a car. But Bernice Plourde of Southington says, "Stop." She knows firsthand the extreme dangers of distracted driving. "I had taken the kids to my mom's house for the...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 11:57 AM
NEWINGTON — A construction worker is in critical condition at Bridgeport Hospital after he suffered an electric shock while working on Willard Avenue Friday morning, police said.
Police said the man, who works as a roofer, made contact with utility...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 3:44 PM
Candid online posts describing the challenges of breastfeeding fill the Facebook page of Breastfeeding USA's Connecticut chapter. The daily stream of anecdotes, questions and comments alternate in tone from exasperated to celebratory.
"Small victory for...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 2:48 PM
Connecticut hospitals reported record numbers of errors in 2013, with large increases in the numbers of falls, medication mistakes and perforations during surgical procedures, a new state report shows.
The report, covering 2013, marks the first time that...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 4:21 PM
BARKHAMSTED — One occupant of a car that veered off West River Road and into a river Wednesday afternoon has died, according to state police.
The accident happened about 1:10 p.m. in the Riverton section of town, Trooper Kelly Grant said. The car...