<< Back

New HHC HealthCenter in Winsted Plans January 2021 Opening

August 27, 2020

Hartford HealthCare and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) are nearing completion of the construction of their new, state-of-the-art healthcare center, Hartford HealthCare HealthCenter at Winsted, at the corner of routes 8 and 44 in Winsted.

The project experienced some delays due to unexpected site challenges and COVID-19, but is now scheduled to open the lower and main floors including the Emergency Department on Jan. 18, 2021, with upper-floor medical provider offices the following week.

“Although, the January opening is months longer than originally planned,” said Brian Mattiello, Hartford HealthCare Regional Vice President for Strategy & Community Development, “the project is now moving deliberately and we have greater visibility on the steps to completion. While sooner is better than later for establishing expanded health services, we must remain mindful that this investment is not about the next 30 days, but the next 30 years. In this sense, our patience in getting this project done right is worth the wait.”

The nearly 30,000-square-foot building will become the new home of the hospital’s Hungerford Emergency Medical Center; these services are currently available at the Winsted Health Center. The HHC Primary Care offices of Drs. Roy Hitt, Andaleeb Shariff and Stephanie Morton will move to the new location and occupy the upper level.

When fully operational, the center will feature a 12-hour (9 am-9p m) Emergency Department as well as diagnostic imaging, mammography, outpatient blood draw, primary and specialty care, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, occupational and physical therapy and regional paramedic services. Newly added services will include a CT scanner and additional provider offices. The property will also have a LIFE STAR helicopter landing pad.

The proximity of the new Hartford HealthCare HealthCenter at Winsted to the new Northwestern Connecticut Community College Health and Science Center presents many collaborative opportunities between CHH and healthcare profession programs at the college.

“We are very excited to add this wonderful new facility to our healthcare footprint and provide our colleagues in Winsted with new tools and resources to serve our patients,” said Dan McIntyre, Hartford HealthCare’s Senior Vice President of the Northwest Region and CHH President. “This is an important commitment to those we serve and a critical healthcare investment in our region. It’s all part of our goal to help promote and expand medical care, service access, patient experience, and advanced technology at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital and our affiliated service providers.”

CHH has had a longstanding commitment to providing medical services to the greater Winsted area, the second-largest community in its service area. When complete, the facility would be the latest addition to Hartford HealthCare’s growing number of outpatient locations across the state and throughout the Northwest region.