New medical center to open on Jan. 18

HHC HealthCenter Winsted. Photo submitted.
HHC HealthCenter Winsted. Photo submitted.

UPDATE 1/17: According to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Director of Communications and Community Development Tim LeBouthillier, the emergency department will be open at the medical center on Monday, Jan. 18. Meanwhile, other services, except for sleep laboratory services, will be moved to the facility on Monday, Jan. 25.

WINSTED — After more than six years of planning and construction, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH), an affiliate of Hartford HealthCare, will be opening its new medical center at 80 South Main Street on Monday, Jan. 18.
For years, CHH has operated an emergency department and offered additional services out of the Winsted Health Center on 115 Spencer Street since the Winsted Memorial Hospital closed in 1996.
The Health Center location offered LifeStar medical helicopter services, cardiac rehabilitation, a sleep laboratory, X-ray, and blood draw services.
Back in December 2014, the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission approved Hartford HealthCare’s plans for a new medical center.
In November 2017, the state-approved Hartford HealthCare and CHH’s affiliation.
In late October, despite having a six-year lease with the health center until 2022, CHH announced its plans to move its services out of the health center and to the location on South Main Street.
According to a press release, there will be no interruption of service as the emergency department and other services move from the Health Center location to the new medical center.
The only service remaining for the time being at the Health Center on Spencer Street will be CHH’s Sleep Center.
The emergency department will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. starting on Jan. 18.
A dedication ceremony, limited only to a small number of people due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will be held on Thursday, Jan. 21.

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