Marlborough Medical Center
At the Middlesex Hospital Marlborough Medical Center, our team of physicians, nurses and staff dedicate themselves to providing the best care and service possible. We are proud to have received the prestigious Press Ganey Summit Award for seven consecutive years of over 95% patient satisfaction—the only emergency department in the United States to be recognized for this achievement.
Recently, we’ve taken our commitment to patient satisfaction to a whole new level with our innovative new SmartER program. Using SmartER, you can now schedule an Emergency Room appointment in advance—so you’ll spend less time in our waiting room and more time in the comfort of your home.
Middlesex Hospital Marlborough Medical Center
12 Jones Hollow Road
Marlborough, CT 06447
Facility: (860) 358-3200
Emergency Services available 24/7
Laboratory and Radiology Services:
Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Our expert staff uses the latest technology to offer a wide range of services, including 24/7 emergency care, advanced diagnostic imaging (including CT, MRI and digital mammography), outpatient laboratory services, pre-operative testing and more.
Our board-certified physicians and clinical personnel provide a full complement of emergency services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And for an added level of convenience, our SmartER program lets you schedule an emergency room appointment in advance, so you can cut down the amount of time you’ll spend in our waiting room.
We have 12 emergency treatment rooms—with two dedicated to critical patients—and our facility also features isolation and decontamination areas, plus a helipad on site for LIFE STAR medical helicopter transports.
Middlesex Hospital paramedics provide critical treatment in the field, working alongside fire and EMS personnel throughout its service area. The Middlesex Hospital paramedic service is one of only three such hospital–based services in the state.
Middlesex Hospital paramedics provide emergency medical services to the towns of Marlborough, Colchester, East Haddam and East Hampton, 24 hours a day. Being able to provide these services before a patient in critical condition gets to the Emergency Department is extremely important. Paramedics receive special medical training that enables them to provide an advanced level of emergency medical services.
Full-service, on-site, outpatient laboratory in a convenient setting, including Pre-Operative Testing — all routine tests required by any hospital prior to admission to surgery. Here is a list of the most common laboratory tests.
Your doctor may request this test if you have symptoms of a pancreatic disorder, such as severe abdominal pain, fever, loss of appetite, or nausea.
This test helps to diagnose lupus and to rule out certain other autoimmune diseases.
This test is most often ordered to help evaluate your risk of excessive bleeding prior to a surgical procedure, or to monitor heparin anticoagulant therapy.
AIC (Hemoglobin A1C or Glycohemoglobin)
Used to monitor a person’s diabetes and to aid in treatment decisions, this test is usually performed with the first diagnosis and then 2 to 4 times per year.
BMP (Basic Metabolic Panel)
A group of 7-8 tests used as a screening tool to check for conditions like diabetes and kidney disease. You may be asked to fast for 10 to 12 hours prior to test.
CBC (Complete Blood Count)
Determines general health and screens for disorders such as anemia or infections, as well as nutritional status and toxic substance exposure.
CMP (Comprehensive Metabolic Panel)
This group of 14 tests gives your doctor information about the kidneys, liver, and electrolyte and acid/base balance, as well as of blood sugar and blood proteins.
Electrolytes (Electrolyte Panel)
This test can be requested as part of routine exam, and when your doctor suspects an excess or deficit of electrolytes (sodium or potassium) or an acid-base imbalance.
ESR (Sedimentation Rate)
Your doctor may order this test to determine the cause of inflammation, or to help diagnose and follow the course of joint or muscle pain.
Used to determine whether flu-like symptoms are due to influenza A or B, or to other causes. Testing may be done using a nasopharyngeal swab, nasal aspirate or wash, or a throat swab.
Used to identify blood glucose level, and to screen for, diagnose, and monitor diabetes, pre-diabetes, and hypoglycemia. If you are diabetic, glucose levels should be monitored up to several times a day.
Typically performed to confirm and monitor pregnancy, or if symptoms suggest issues of concern. Urine sample is collected in the morning or a blood sample is drawn.
This test to determine if you are infected with HIV should be performed three to six months after you think you may have been exposed to the virus.
This group of tests can determine risk of coronary heart disease, and may be a good indicator of whether someone is likely to have a heart attack or stroke, as caused by blockage of blood vessels.
Liver Panel (Liver Function Panel)
Also known as liver (hepatic) function tests or LFT, can detect liver damage or disease. Multiple tests may be ordered at the same time, and may be used to detect hepatitis, or diagnose other liver-related conditions.
If you show symptoms of Lyme disease, your doctor may order this test to see if you have been exposed to the bacterium that causes Lyme disease.
Performed annually after a diagnosis of diabetes or hypertension to screen for a possible kidney disorder. It can be done using a random, timed, overnight, or 24-hour urine sample.
If you have symptoms of mononucleosis, including fever, sore throat, swollen glands, and fatigue, your doctor may order this test to make a diagnosis.
Should be performed annually for women who are over the age of 18 and/or sexually active, to screen for cervical cancer and certain vaginal or uterine infections. Cells are removed from the cervical area for testing.
PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
This test is to screen for — and monitor — prostate cancer.
Used to check how well prescribed blood-thinning medications (anti-coagulants) are working, or to help detect and diagnose a bleeding disorder.
Can be used to learn about the health of your reproductive organs, or after a vasectomy to determine if the operation was successful. A semen sample is collected in a sterile, wide-mouth container provided by the lab.
Used to determine whether you have pathogenic bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract. Test requires a fresh stool sample or one that has been placed in a specialized collection container.
TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)
This test is performed to screen for and diagnose thyroid disorders, or to monitor treatment of hypothyroidism.
Usually ordered after an abnormal TSH result, this test can diagnose hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism in adults; or screen for hypothyroidism in newborns.
Used to detect high levels of uric acid, or to monitor certain chemotherapy or radiation cancer therapies.
This standard test is usually performed on admission to a hospital or as part of an annual physical. It may also be done if you have symptoms relating to abdominal pain or blood in the urine. One to two ounces of urine are required.
If you experience symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI), your doctor may test a sample of your urine to make the diagnosis. A urine sample is required.
As a new, state-of-the-art facility, the Middlesex Hospital Marlborough Medical Center has the advantage of an all-digital, filmless Radiology Department. This technology enables us to produce the clearest, most precise images possible, using the most modern equipment available. The Center offers the following radiologic tests:
Technology-certified mammography by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology produce film images of the breast, which are read by board-certified radiologists.
Open and Closed MRI
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce accurate anatomical images that, when aided by a computer, can be viewed from any different angles.
High-resolution duplex color Doppler ultrasound uses sound waves to look inside the body, and is frequently used for monitoring fetal development. Technologists certified by the American Institute of Ultrasound and Medicine.
Advanced digital technology makes real-time consultation possible between radiologists at Middlesex Hospital and the Marlborough Medical Center, 24 hours a day.
An X-ray based technology that can assess an organ or body in real time. Typical fluoroscopies include gastrointestinal or barium GI) studies.
High Speed Multi-Slice CT Scan ("CAT" Scan)
CT scans use a computer to enhance X-ray type images. Typical CT scanners create image slices one at a time; our machine creates two images at the same time. Images are then assembled into a very detailed, three-dimensional view.
An x-ray exam of the blood vessels, this procedure is performed to help doctors identify diseased, narrowed, enlarged, and blocked vessels, and to determine where internal bleeding may be occurring.
A bone density scan, along with a patient's medical history, is a useful aid in evaluating the probability of a fracture or osteoporosis and whether any preventative treatment is needed.
Located near the Medical Center in the Marlborough Tavern Green, the Outpatient Rehabilitation Office is a resource for creating customized programs to speed your recovery.
MH Rehabilitation is a multi-faceted hospital based program which includes Inpatient, Outpatient and Homecare services. Patient care is delivered within the scope of practice of the licensed professionals who make up the Rehab Team. These include physical and occupational therapists and assistants and speech language pathologists.