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Telemedicine with a twist at Weitzman Institute/Community Health Center in Meriden

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MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Doctors from across the country are benefiting from innovative patient-centered care approach at Community Health Center.

Doctors in 25 states tuning into Project Echo. They’re on a myriad of devices from laptops to smart phones.

Primary care physicians are connecting with specialty doctors through a sophisticated video conferencing system.

“We describe it as making geography irrelevant. You can put people together and connect them and it doesn’t matter where they are,” said Dr. Daren Anderson, Director of the Weitzman Institute at Community Health Center, transforming healthcare delivery.


Say ahhh

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Area families take advantage of free dental check-ups for their children through the Give Kids A Smile program at the Community Health Center in New London, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. Give Kids A Smile Day was launched nationally in 2003 by the American Dental Association and annually helps to bring dental care to children in need. (Tim Cook/The Day)

Effective team-based primary care: observations from innovative practices

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Edward H. Wagner, Margaret Flinter, Clarissa Hsu, DeAnn Cromp, Brian T. Austin, Rebecca Etz, Benjamin F. Crabtree and MaryJoan D. Ladden



Team-based care is now recognized as an essential feature of high quality primary care, but there is limited empiric evidence to guide practice transformation. The purpose of this paper is to describe advances in the configuration and deployment of practice teams based on in-depth study of 30 primary care practices viewed as innovators in team-based care.


News Releases

New Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams is featured guest this week on nationally syndicated Conversations on Health Care

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Conversations on Health Care, syndicated nationally on the ReachMD Channel on iHeartRadio and the Public Radio Exchange, is pleased to welcome newly-named Apple COO Jeff Williams as our first guest of 2016.  The show, hosted by Community Health Center, Inc. CEO Mark Masselli and Senior VP Margaret Flinter, recently celebrated its 300th episode. Mr. Williams discusses Apple’s recent foray into the health care space with the recent launch of the Apple Watch, Apple HealthKit and Apple ResearchKit.

Dr. Wanda Montalvo Joins Community Health Center’s Weitzman Institute as Associate Director

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Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC), Connecticut’s largest primary care provider for underserved populations, announces the appointment of Wanda Montalvo, PhD, RN as Associate Director of the Weitzman Institute (WI). Dr. Montalvo will expand WI’s work promoting innovation in primary care through research, quality improvement, and training. 

Community Health Center, Inc. Appoints Chief Operations Officer

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Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC), Connecticut’s largest primary care provider for underserved populations, today announced the appointment of Doreen Bentson as Vice President and Chief Operations Officer. Ms. Bentson brings to CHC more than 25 years of process improvement experience, most recently as Quality Leader for General Electric Company. In her new role, Bentson will be responsible for planning, developing, evaluating and overseeing the daily operations of the health center and ensuring an exceptional patient experience.