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FTC OKs Connecticut Health Alliance

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, January 24, 2011

The Federal Trade Commission has approved the affiliation of Hartford HealthCare and Central Connecticut Health Alliance, the parent company of The Hospital of Central Connecticut, the two health systems have announced.

“Combining the resources of CCHA and HHC is really one plus one equals three; the two organizations together are greater than the sum of our parts,” said Elliot Joseph, president/CEO of Hartford HealthCare. “Patients will benefit from the wider continuum of care and better coordination of care that a healthcare system offers, communities will benefit from a broader range of services, and staff will benefit from greater professional opportunities.”

Clarence J. Silva, president/CEO of The Hospital of Central Connecticut and CCHA, called the affiliation “the culmination of a successful 20-year relationship between Hartford Hospital and The Hospital of Central Connecticut. We have a long-standing relationship between our hospitals and health care systems. Together, we know we are making a positive difference for the people of our state.”

CCHA was formed in 1995 by Bradley Memorial Hospital and New Britain General Hospital, and now includes The Hospital of Central Connecticut, a 414-bed, acute-care teaching hospital, Alliance Occupational Health, Central Connecticut Senior Health Services, Central Connecticut Physical Medicine and Central Connecticut VNA.

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