About Us

Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is the fourth largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospital in the U.S. and the only one in the nation serving adults and children. Located in New Britain and Hartford, we operate on a not-for-profit basis. We are recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in pulmonary care, acquired brain injury, medically-complex pediatrics, neuromuscular disorders, spinal cord injury, comprehensive heart failure and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.

A Healing Environment

We believe in keeping the same shared value of making our patients the center of what we do. You and/or your loved ones will receive individualized care where everyone works together in a multidisciplinary approach. Throughout every stage of recovery, both inpatient and outpatient, it is our goal to rebuild your physical, spiritual and emotional self.

HSC at a Glance

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1,200+

specialized employees

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8

core areas of expertise

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228

beds

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48,000

outpatient visits per year

Our Mission, Vision and Values

Mission

We will ensure exemplary care within our continuum, with the active involvement of those we serve, so that they can achieve enduring improvements in their quality of life. We will anticipate and be responsive to changing needs of our communities and a changing healthcare environment by creating an innovative, fiscally sound, cost effective system of care. We will support the practice of rehabilitation and continuing medical care through research and education. We will create a work environment and climate where employees are supported to provide excellent care, and find opportunities for personal and professional growth. We will be, in all of the above, responsive and accountable to our communities, for whose benefit we exist.

Vision

Center of Special Care will always be the community’s answer for people who have special health needs.

Values

  • Caring

  • Integrity

  • Pursuit of Excellence

Community Health Needs Assessment

A Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is conducted periodically to evaluate the health needs of individuals living in the hospital service area of the state of Connecticut. The CHNA helps guide HSC in developing and implementing strategies to improve the health status of our community.

Join Our Team

We are a group of talented healthcare professionals committed to providing exceptional care to each patient, every day. Our employees share our vision of integrity, service, compassion and innovation.