Day Kimball Healthcare is exploring a partnership with a California-based, for-profit company that owns three Connecticut hospitals and has been cited for lapses in treatment across several of its facilities.
Jenna is CT Mirror’s Health Reporter, focusing on health access, affordability, quality, equity and disparities, social determinants of health, health system planning, infrastructure, processes, information systems, and other health policy. Before joining CT Mirror Jenna was a reporter at The Hartford Courant for 10 years, where she consistently won statewide and regional awards. Jenna has a Master of Science degree in Interactive Media from Quinnipiac University and a Bachelor or Arts degree in Journalism from Grand Valley State University.
Education group: Repeal the religious exemption from vaccination
Connecticut’s religious exemption from vaccinating school children should be repealed and state Health Commissioner Renee Coleman-Mitchell must be free to weigh in on the issue, the head of an education reform advocacy group said Monday.
Health officials share concerns over religious exemption to vaccines
The Department of Public Health continues to refuse to offer an opinion on whether politicians should wipe out the religious exemption to vaccines.
Republican lawmakers ask health commissioner not to offer opinion on vaccine exemption repeal
The lawmakers sent a letter to Commissioner Renee Coleman-Mitchell saying it would be improper for her to offer an opinion on the issue.
As plastic straw ban effort persists, advocates for disabled community fight to be heard
Although the effort to ban plastic straws in restaurants statewide ultimately failed, no one in the disabled community is feeling much relief.
Local Planned Parenthood chief: We won’t silence our workers
The head of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England pledged not to let attacks from government leaders interfere with the group’s mission.
MAPOC member at center of state lawsuit says she won’t resign
The attorney general has accused Catherine Risigo Wickline of overbilling Connecticut’s Medicaid program by $3.46 million for children’s occupational and physical therapy services.
Two cases of Legionnaires’ disease confirmed at Rocky Hill nursing home
The state Department of Public Health has opened an investigation into Apple Rehab in Rocky Hill after two residents were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease and one of them died.
Trump proposal would cut food stamps for at least 11K Connecticut residents
If the new Trump rule is implemented, thousands of Connecticut schoolchildren would lose free lunches, too.
In quest to repeal vaccine exemption, legislators seek powerful ally
But so far, the state’s new health commissioner, Renee Coleman-Mitchell, is taking pains to remain outside the political fray.
Planned Parenthood in CT rejects federal funding under new Trump rules
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England will forfeit about $2.1 million annually by rejecting the federal money.
Advocates decry inquiry in prison birth case
The request for admissions, a standard filing in a federal court case, asks the 19-year-old who gave birth in her prison cell a series of combative and peculiar questions.
Republican legislator signs on to represent Bristol couple in vaccine lawsuit
Cara Pavalock-D’Amato, R-Bristol, has agreed to represent the couple suing to block the release of data showing the percentage of unvaccinated children at each Connecticut school.
State seeks dismissal of vaccine lawsuit
Lawyers for the state say the parents who brought the lawsuit lack standing because they have not proved that the data release harmed them.
Veyo adds 28 vehicles to medical transportation fleet
Veyo removed 18 of its underperforming transit providers after it was flooded in recent years with complaints over stranded patients and late rides.