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Hartford, January 16, 2001 -- The Office of Health Care Access (OHCA) has released the results of a major study it has conducted of hospitals in Connecticut.  The report, The Health of Connecticut Hospitals, was prepared by the Office of Health Care Access over a 15-month period. It includes detailed descriptions of a variety of forces shaping hospital performance in Connecticut, individual hospital profiles, and a comprehensive analysis of the issues and trends that may have an impact on the future of hospitals in the state.   
This document is divided into five sections. The first section includes the Executive Summary and Introduction. The second section includes a history of hospitals in Connecticut, a description of hospitals as they are currently organized, and an analysis of seven forces influencing hospitals. The third section consists of a statistical profile for each hospital, including a map of its primary service area, and utilization and financial data. The fourth section provides an analysis of the statewide system of hospitals. This section describes major performance drivers, an overview of financial performance of the hospitals, a summary of the strength and weaknesses of Connecticut's hospital system, a summary of key findings and policy recommendations. The fifth section is a glossary of terms used in the report.

Section 1 -- Executive Summary and Introduction;

Section 2 -- History of CT's Acute Care Hospitals, Hospitals Today, Major Forces Affecting CT's Hospitals-(Competition, Payment Mechanisms, Regulation of Acute Care Hospitals, Nursing Workforce in Acute Care HospitalsInformation Technology & HIPAA, Medical Technology and Consumerism)

Section 3-- Connecticut Hospitals

The William W Backus Hospital
Bradley Memorial Hospital
Bridgeport Hospital
Bristol Hospital, Inc
Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Danbury Hospital
Day Kimball Hospital
John Dempsey Hospital
Greenwich Hospital
Griffin Hospital
Hartford Hospital
The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
Johnson Memorial Hospital
Lawrence & Memorial Hospital
Manchester Memorial Hospital
Middlesex Hospital
MidState Medical Center
Milford Hospital
New Britain General Hospital
New Milford Hospital
Norwalk Hospital
Rockville General Hospital
Sharon Hospital, Inc
Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center
St. Mary's Hospital
The Hospital of Saint Raphael
St. Vincent's Medical Center
The Stamford Hospital
Waterbury Hospital
Windham Hospital
Yale-New Haven Hospital

Section 4-- Analysis of Connecticut's Hospital System

Section 5-- Glossary