Hartford Hospital, founded in 1854, is one of the largest teaching hospitals and tertiary care centers in New England with perhaps the region’s busiest surgery practice, has been training physicians for nearly 130 years. It is a member of Hartford HealthCare Corporation, a large, diversified health care system. Hartford Hospital’s reputation for providing complex and innovative care to those in need is built on the foundation of excellence in patient care, teaching and research. Major centers of clinical excellence include cardiology, oncology, emergency services and trauma, mental health, women’s health, orthopedics, bloodless surgery and advanced organ transplantation. Hartford Hospital owns and operates the state’s only air ambulance system, LifeStar.