Patient Education


Patient EducationPatients play an important role in their healing process. At Hartford HealthCare, our providers partner with patients to ensure optimal wellness.

This page has important tools for patients and caregivers like you, to help take control of your health.

Enhanced Recovery | Colon Surgery | COPD | Pneumonia

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery:
A Patient's Guide to Getting Better Faster

Hartford HealthCare follows an internationally known model called "enhanced recovery" to help you prepare for surgery and recover faster. This pathway focuses on making you an active participant in your recovery because you are the most important member of your healthcare team.

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Preparing for Colon Surgery

Like an athlete in training, you can prepare for an easier recovery from your colon surgery by planning ahead.

Download a checklist:

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

If you have COPD, learn more about what it is, treatments and improving your quality of life.

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If you have pneumonia, learn more about what it is and how it is treated.

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