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Rep. Candelora Speaks at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Chapter Healthcare Financial Management Association

Posted on September 17, 2018 by admin


On Thursday, September 13, 2018, Deputy House Republican Leader State Representative Vincent Candelora attended the 67th Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Chapter of Healthcare Financial Management Association (CT HFMA) and was a guest speak at the event, which was held at the Aqua Turf in Southington. The theme was “The Balancing Act – Disruption, Collaboration, Leadership & Engagement” and included a full day of education and guidance surrounding the ever-shuffling priorities of healthcare with a legislative update from Rep. Candelora.

CT HFMA is a professional membership organization for individuals in financial management of healthcare institutions and related patient organizations. The Connecticut chapter is comprised of more than 350 members from across the state. These members are included in the larger national membership total of more than 40,000 colleagues from all 50 states who all strive to meet the many demands of this complex landscape we know as healthcare finance.

CT HFMA’s annual meeting was attended by many of Connecticut’s hospital Chief Financial Officers (CFO), Vice Presidents, Directors of Revenue Cycle, Certified Public Accountant, Finance Managers, and Controllers. These attendees included representatives from Hartford Healthcare, Yale New Haven and Trinity Healthcare of New England.

Rep. Candelora discussed issues pertaining to healthcare and answered any questions that attendees had about state government. Other speakers included: David Bittner, CFO of St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center and Charles Johnson, CFO of Hartford Healthcare.


CT Veterans Stand Down 2018

Posted on September 17, 2018 by admin

The Connecticut Department of Veterans’ Affairs is hosting their annual “Stand Down” event for veterans on September 21, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs main campus located at 287 West Street in Rocky Hill.

This is a wonderful opportunity for the veterans in our community to receive free employment and job training guidance. More than 30 government agencies and social services organizations will be offering education and recovery based services, as well as information about state and Veterans’ Administration benefits, and legal, motor vehicle and housing matters.

Medical, dental, eye care, hearing and mental health screenings – as well as free clothing – will also be provided. Pre-registration is not required, but the DOL asks that attendees arrive no later than 12:00 p.m. and encourage that you bring documentation verifying your military service/veteran status.

If you are in need of transportation to the event, please know that the Department of Transportation is providing free bus services from a number of locations around the state.

For more information, please call 860-616-3803Click here for a state-wide transportation schedule.

Please share this information with those who may benefit!

State Representative Vincent Candelora

86th General Assembly District 

As always, if you are unable to attend but would still like to connect with me, please call: 1(800) 842-1423 or email: Vincent.Candelora@housegop.ct.gov for more information.

Free Dental Clinic for Veterans, 9/11

Posted on September 5, 2018 by admin


A free dental care event for veterans is coming to Connecticut! 

Aspen Dental’s MouthMobile – a 42-foot-long dentist office on wheels – is coming to Hartford on September 11th to provide free care to local veterans as part of this year’s 30-stop cross-country tour. Dentists and their teams from area Aspen Dental practices are volunteering their services for the event.

·Date: Tuesday, September 11th

·Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

·Place: Connecticut Capital State Park, 210 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT 06106 

If you or someone you know is interested and would like to set up an appointment, please reach out to Mary Harris at (860) 436-9986 to schedule your visit.     

Aspen Dental is working with American Legion Department of Connecticut to identify interested veterans and schedule their appointments. The MouthMobile, which will be parked at the State Capital Park, is handicap accessible and fully equipped with two operatories, digital X-rays and a denture lab.

The Healthy Mouth Movement, sponsored by Aspen Dental, is a community giving initiative that works to provide millions of veterans living throughout the United States who either live where there is little or no access to care or who face other barriers like expensive costs, lack of insurance, or fear, with an opportunity to receive free dental care.

For more information about the Healthy Mouth Movement visit www.aspendental.com/about/healthy-mouth-movement.

As always, if you are unable to attend but would still like to connect with me, please call: 1(800) 842-1423 or email: Vincent.Candelora@housegot.ct.gov for more information.