By Elliot Joseph
CEO, Hartford HealthCare
The people of Hartford HealthCare are a team of 20,000 healers and helpers who serve all of us seven days a week, 52 weeks a year, in nearly 300 sites across Connecticut. They are working to build and sustain healthier communities, families and individuals. Much of their work is invisible – until you need them.
This page in the Connecticut Mirror will be a window into their world – and yours. Healthcare touches all of us. It gives us the power to stay well and gives us hope in the wake of illnesses and accidents. It’s also a big investment for employers, government and families. In America, healthcare is far from perfect. It has many moments of real brilliance – including incredible medical advancements. But it can be uncoordinated and impersonal. And the overall cost of care needs to come down.
I want to use this space to begin a conversation about healthcare. I want to showcase the great work of the people of Hartford HealthCare and to shine a light on issues that come up in this world that touch your world. It could be a pioneering new treatment or the economic impact of healthcare in Connecticut. (Health policy issues may seem distant and abstract – but some directly affect your health, your wallet and the quality of life in your community.) I intend to contribute to this page along with some of the people with whom I’m privileged to serve.
Thank you for joining the conversation. Let’s see where it leads.