Founded in 1974, the Capital Area Health Consortium (CAHC) is a voluntary association that seeks cooperative ventures among its member hospitals. The Consortium is dedicated to developing and advocating a collaborative institutional health care delivery philosophy which has as its fundamental principal the provisions of quality health services for the community in North Central Connecticut.
The Capital Area Health Consortium works closely with the department of Graduate Medical Education to provide comprehensive and coordinated administration of all residency and fellowship programs.
The Consortium is the employer of all residents and fellows connected with the University. As such, the Consortium pays the residents and administers all benefits.In addition, it provides recruitment materials and services which include creation and coordination of all general residency and department brochures, direct mailings, transportation and other residency related activities. Along with the Office of Residency Administration at the University of Connecticut Health Center, the Consortium establishes policy and procedures, organizes orientation, and coordinates other activities as necessary to ensure that UConn's residency and fellowship programs maintain the highest quality level.
Community-wide projects that have been supported by the Consortium include:
- Pre-term Birth Prevention Project resulting in advanced prenatal care lowering infant mortality rates.
- Neonatal Intensive Care Study.
- Advanced Video Conferencing Communication Networks at all area hospitals.
- T. Stewart Hamilton, M.D. Leadership Conference. A fall conference with varying topics of interest to administrators, health care providers, trustees, business leaders and interested public.
- Robert U. Massey, M.D. Award. An honor given each year to an individual or organization that has contributed to the advancement of cooperative arrangements among health care providers in the capital region.
- Community Service Award. A $1,000 cash award to a CAHC Resident or Fellow who has provided exemplary voluntary service in a health or human services capacity.
- T. Stewart Hamilton, M.D. Fellowship. Annual fellowship offered to employees of any of the Consortium hospitals who are interested in improving their management skills by pursuing education beyond the bachelor's degree. Approximately five to seven grants (between $1,000 - $2,000) are awarded each year.
- Connecticut Children's Medical Center
- Hartford Hospital
- Hospital For Special Care
- The Hospital of Central Connecticut
- St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center
- John Dempsey Hospital/ UConn Health Center - School of Medicine
- VA Connecticut Healthcare System
270 Farmington Avenue, Suite 352
Farmington, CT 06032-1994
tel.: (860) 676 -1110
fax: (860) 676 -1303
toll free: (888) 372-CAHC (2242)