WHAT:      Governor Dannel P. Malloy will announce that The Autism Center at Hospital for Special Care (HSC) has been named the nation’s first Patient-Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP) for Autism Spectrum Disorder.

PCSP designation is determined by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the most widely adopted medical home model in the country. NCQA recognized the Autism Center at HSC for its responsiveness to patients and medical colleagues, its cooperation and integration with other health care groups, and its dedication to continuous improvement. 

The Autism Center at HSC opened on February 14, 2012. In 2013, the center received a $3.6 million state grant for an electronic medical records system that was a prerequisite for NCQA PCSP recognition.

WHEN:        Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:     The Autism Center at Hospital for Special Care 370 Osgood Avenue, New Britain, CT, 06053 (Please use Corbin Avenue entrance.)

WHO:          Governor Malloy, HSC CEO John Votto & COO Lynn Ricci, patient families, community supporters and clinicians

CONTACT: Jordana Carideo, Mason, Inc. 914.469.6674(Cell) Jcarideo@mason23.com

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 both Southern New England and the tri-state area on a not-for-profit basis. For the latest news and information, please visit www.hfsc.org, and follow us on Twitter @HospSpecialCare