Friday, February 23, 2018

UPDATE – Friday, February 23, 2018 (6:30 p.m.)

MIDDLETOWN

At 4 p.m. today, Middlesex Hospital began providing emergency care to walk-in patients. The Hospital opened a temporary Emergency Department space in its outpatient surgical services area.

It is still not receiving patients via ambulance, and the Hospital’s normal Emergency Department
location in Middletown is still closed until further notice.

Patients who visit the Hospital’s temporary Emergency Department space should drive to the main
entrance of the Hospital. At that point, a security officer will be there to greet them. The officer will
then direct them to where they need to go.

If someone is sick or injured and needs immediate attention, they should call 9-1-1. An ambulance will bring them to the next nearest emergency department. Middlesex’s other Emergency Department locations in Westbrook and Marlborough are open.

Non-emergent surgeries are canceled for today, Friday, February 23.

Radiology is up and running at the Hospital. However, all outpatient radiology tests are canceled at the Hospital in Middletown today, Friday, February 23.

Patients can get lab tests at the Outpatient Center, 534 Saybrook Road in Middletown; at the Marlborough Medical Center in Marlborough; or at the Shoreline Medical Center in Westbrook. However, they should not come to the Hospital.

Patients are now allowed to receive visitors. Flu restrictions remain in place.

All other Middlesex Health System locations are operating as normal.

Press Releases

At 4 p.m. today, Middlesex Hospital began providing emergency care to walk-in patients. The Hospital opened a temporary Emergency Department space in its outpatient surgical services area.

Middlesex Hospital: 24 Hours Later

Feb 23, 2018 1:13 PM EST

Yesterday’s incident challenged Middlesex Hospital and the Middletown community in many ways. The Hospital is very thankful for the assistance provided by the many police and firefighters who quickly responded and the Middletown mayor’s office, and it is working cooperatively with law enforcement and many other agencies today and in the days ahead.

Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center and Middlesex Hospital Hospice and Palliative Care are teaming up to facilitate a support group for young widows and widowers.

Hospital Restricts Visitors Due to Flu

Feb 7, 2018 2:04 PM EST

Due to the prevalence of the flu in Connecticut, Middlesex Hospital is now limiting who can visit patients at the Hospital.

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Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center is the proud recipient of a $20,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County/Barbara Weeks Hart and George H. Hart Memorial Fund, and it will use the money to help patients who face financial hardships as a result of their cancer diagnoses.

The Women’s Wellness Fund at Middlesex Hospital will hold Heart-to-Heart, a conversation about heart disease in women, on February 28 at Chapman Hall at Middlesex Community College, 100 Training Hill Road in Middletown.

Battling the Flu

Jan 25, 2018 12:50 PM EST

Flu season is in full swing, and hospitals throughout Connecticut, including Middlesex Hospital, are helping an increasing number of patients as they battle the contagious respiratory illness. The flu, also known as influenza, is a serious illness that should not be ignored, and it can prompt mild to severe symptoms and can lead to death. That’s why it’s important to know the signs of the flu and what to do if you get it. ...

goPINK Nets $29,000 for 2017

Dec 22, 2017 8:56 AM EST

This year, the goPINK project raised more than $29,000 to support Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center patients who have breast cancer.

On January 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Valentine H. Zahn Community Gallery will hold a reception for its new exhibit, Local Color: Inspired by Science. The exhibit will feature work by members of the Connecticut Region of Studio Art Quilt Associates, an international nonprofit organization that is dedicated to promoting art quilts.

The Valentine H. Zahn Community Gallery is now accepting submissions for its Local Vision III exhibit, which will highlight the work of local photographers.

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