We stand for high quality care for all.

Like good schools, safe streets, and good jobs - strong hospitals are vital to the quality of life of Connecticut’s communities.  Across the state, Connecticut's hospitals care for their communities, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our hospitals serve as the safety net for all residents, treating and caring for everyone regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.

Top priorities for Connecticut hospitals are:

  • Improving the health of Connecticut residents by supporting vital public health initiatives.
  • Enhancing the quality of care and patient safety through partnerships, education and training, safety collaboratives, and data analysis that promote and cultivate a culture of safety and continuous quality improvement.
  • Ensuring access to coverage and care, including resolving issues related to over-utilization and overcrowding of emergency rooms given a lack of primary and preventive care services.
  • Securing fair and adequate reimbursement that addresses hospitals' significant financial losses due to government not paying the full cost of care.
  • Building a strong workforce to mitigate the impact of severe and growing shortages of vital healthcare professionals at a time when the growing elderly population is increasing the demand for services.
 

Who We Are

Care We Can Count On is a campaign supported by nurses, doctors, and other providers throughout the state, hospital patients, and members of the general public. Our purpose is to promote and support a sustainable healthcare environment for hospitals so they can continue to care for future generations.  More than 17,000 people have already signed up as supporters of our cause. Will you join us?

 

What We Stand For

Courtesy: Hartford Hospital

 

High-Quality, Safe, Equitable Care

  • Safety is the foundation on which all hospital work is done; Connecticut hospitals are committed to providing safe, high-quality care.  Every day, hospital teams across the state are beginning their days with safety huddles, ensuring that safety is reinforced as the most important focus.  Safety huddles are just one element of the first-in-the nation program, the CHA High Reliability Collaborative, that is not only changing the way we think about safety, it is saving lives.
  • Ensuring integrated, equitable, culturally competent care is also a priority of Connecticut hospitals; in another first, hospitals participate in the CHA Diversity Collaborative in pursuit of health equity.

Improving The Health of Our Communities

  • The benefits of hospitals extend well beyond our walls, as we strive to improve the health of our communities.  In 2013, Connecticut hospitals spent $1.5 billion on community benefit initiatives and provided 12.3 million community benefit services to individuals and families.
  • Connecticut hospitals offer support services for cancer, diabetes, asthma, and other chronic conditions, mobile vans and clinics delivering primary and preventive care, healthy lifestyle education programs, and many other programs targeted to meet specific community needs.
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Your Health and a Healthy Economy

  • Connecticut hospitals provide great jobs to 55,000 people who make sure we have access to the very best care whenever we need it, and hospitals are often the largest employers in their communities.  Hospital jobs and spending generate additional jobs and spending in communities throughout our state.  In 2014, Connecticut hospitals contributed $21.3 billion to the state and local economies, generated more than 108,000 jobs in our communities, and served as a magnet for other business and commerce.
  • Take a look at the economic impact of your local hospital.

Embracing Health Reform

  • This is a time of unprecedented change in healthcare, and Connecticut hospitals are leading the charge to transform the way care is provided.  They are focused on providing safe, accessible, equitable, affordable, patient-centered care for all, and they are finding innovative solutions to integrate and coordinate care to better serve their patients and communities.