About

Hospital for Special Care

Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is one of the five largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospitals in the United States and the nation’s only long-term acute-care hospital serving adults and children. HSC is recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in pulmonary care, acquired brain injury, medically-complex pediatrics, neuromuscular disorders (including ALS research), spinal cord injury, comprehensive heart failure as well as diagnostic, assessment and consulting services for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Located in New Britain and Hartford, CT, HSC operates inpatient and outpatient facilities serving Southern New England and the Tri-State area on a not-for-profit basis.

HSC is certified by The Joint Commission (TJC) and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for the Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Program in Adults, Adolescents and Children. HSC’s Respiratory Care Services are recognized by the American Association for Respiratory Care as a Quality Respiratory Care Provider under their Quality Respiratory Care Recognition program for Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals (LTACH). The Neuromuscular Center is certified by the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association. The EMG Lab at HSC is accredited by the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. For more information about EMG Lab accreditation, contact www.aanem.org.

Digital Annual Report photos courtesy of Susan Mitchell; Mark Maglio, 4Biz Graphics;
Brian Ambrose, Brian Ambrose Photography; Sheldon Bustow, Steve McLaughlin and other contributors.