Thursday, February 22, 2018

UPDATE – Thursday, February 22, 2018 (3:45 p.m.)


The Middlesex Hospital Emergency Department in Middletown is currently closed and will remain closed until further notice. We hope to open it again as soon as possible.

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

All outpatient radiology tests are canceled at the Hospital in Middletown tomorrow, 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.

Visitors are currently not allowed to visit patients at the Hospital, except for special circumstances.


Thursday, February 22, 2018 (11:00 a.m.)


All patients and staff at Middlesex Hospital are all accounted for and safe.

  • All Outpatient Services at the Hospital in Middletown have been suspended until further notice.
  • The Emergency Department in Middletown is closed until further notice.

Employees are to report for their regularly scheduled shifts.


All other Middlesex Health System locations are operating on regular schedules.



What is Neurology?

Neurology involves diseases that affect the nervous system which includes the brain, spinal cords, and nerves arising from the spinal cord and muscles. 

What does a Neurologist do?

Neurologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord, and nerves, such as: Cerebrovascular disease, such as stroke, Demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis, and sleep.


Helpful Resources

American Academy of Neurology's American Brain Foundation
National Institute of Neurodegenerative Disorders: NINDS
Alzheimer's Dementia: Alzheimer's Association
Parkinson's Disease: Michael J. Fox Foundation
Epilepsy: Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut
Stroke: American Stroke Association
Multiple Sclerosis: National Multiple Sclerosis Society

American Headache Society: Educational Webpage
Great relaxation downloadable audio resource from Dartmouth University
Articles on headache written by a migraine sufferer
Downloadable Headache Diary
What is behavioral treatment for chronic headaches?
International Headache Society: video podcasts on migraine headaches
Why more pain medicine for increasing headaches may be harmful



Navigating Life with Multiple Sclerosis. By Kathleen Costello, MS, ANP-BC, MSCN; Ben W. Thrower, MD; Barbara S. Giesser, MD?
Navigating the Complexities of Stroke. By Louis R. Caplan, MD
Navigating Life with Parkinson Disease. By Sotirios Parashos, MD, PhD; Rose L. Wichmann, PT; with Todd Melby
The Migraine Brain: Your Breakthrough Guide to Fewer Headaches, Better Health. By Carolyn Bernstein, MD and Elaine McArdle


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