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Month: May 2017

Examining Oral Health Disparities in America with Author Mary Otto

Examining Oral Health Disparities in America with Author Mary Otto

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with health journalist and author Mary Otto about her book, “Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America” which she explores the huge gap in access to dental care in this country. She examines the sometimes deadly consequences for those lacking access to care, and solutions that could help alleviate the nation’s unmet oral health needs.

Renowned Addiction Specialist, Dr. John F. Kelly of Massachusetts General on Treating Addiction as a Chronic Disease

Renowned Addiction Specialist, Dr. John F. Kelly of Massachusetts General on Treating Addiction as a Chronic Disease

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. John F. Kelly, renowned addiction expert and Founder and Director of the Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kelly has done extensive research on evidence-based treatments for addiction disorders and recommends a comprehensive, chronic disease management approach to addiction treatment and recovery.

Nightingale Award Recognition

Nightingale Award Recognition

By: Mary Blankson, Chief Nursing Officer Every year during National Nurses’ Week we have the opportunity to nominate nurses for the state Nightingale Awards. This year, I have the great honor of sharing that 2 of our nurses are being recognized tonight at the Hartford Nightingale Award Recognition night. This recognition night was started approximately 17 years ago to celebrate outstanding nurses and elevate the nursing profession. It is a night where the breadth of nursing roles are recognized: specialty,…

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National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week

Mary Blankson, Chief Nursing Officer May 6th marked the beginning of a week-long celebration of nursing.  Every year I get the great privilege of kicking off the week with a resounding thank you to all the nurses for all they do every single day! I know that all of us here at CHC have experienced the care, expertise, and compassion of a nurse either at work here at CHC, in our personal life, or the lives of one of our…

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Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal, Author of “An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back”

Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal, Author of “An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back”

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal, editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News and author of “An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back”, a critical look at the high cost of American health care. Dr. Rosenthal examines the evolution of the profit driven American health system, and the role patients can play in re-gaining control of some of these costs.