Dear CHH Supporters,
We have some exciting news to share with you. Today, the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) and Hartford HealthCare (HHC) have received approval of their Certificate of Need application from the State of Connecticut Office of Health Care Access. This approval is the final regulatory process required, and now the two organizations can fully execute the agreement to integrate CHH into the HHC health system.
Over the next few weeks, final preparation of certifications and documents will be completed and a formal closing of this agreement will take place. This is expected to happen by January. When this is completed, both parties will begin a 120-day strategic planning process to outline the priorities and projects for what will become the new Northwest Region for Hartford HealthCare.
The agreement begins an exciting new era for healthcare for the residents in Northwest Connecticut. As you will recall, we have reached this milestone only after a comprehensive and deliberative process, begun in 2014, evaluated the possible need for a strategic affiliation with a larger health system and concluded that Hartford HealthCare demonstrated the greatest opportunity to grow services and advance our a vision of care.
It is our goal to make sure that all of our patients, staff, and community stakeholders understand the changes involved in our new path and stay informed about our progress. We anticipate that The Connecticut State Office of Healthcare Access will be posting the final agreement on its website later today. To view the document, go to www.ct.gov/ohca/, click on “Certificate of Need” in the left column, then click on Final Decisions in the middle column. For your information, we have also updated the Affiliation question and answer document (link below).
We thank you for your patience and support, and truly appreciate the faith and trust you have placed in Hospital leadership and in your community Hospital. We look forward to achieving our promise as part of Hartford HealthCare, and to continuing to provide the best care possible to those we serve. Here’s to the next 100 years!
Daniel J. McIntyre John E. Janco
President & Executive Director Chairman, Board of Directors
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Charlotte Hungerford Hospital