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BACH Events

da Vinci Surgical Robot Experience - June 11, 2013
Fifteen BACH members and guests took advantage of the opportunity to learn about and handle the controls of the da Vinci Si surgical robot on June 11. Linda Lemire, Asst VP of Patient Care Services, gave an introduction to robotic surgery and the program here at ECHN. She then escorted the attendees to an operating room that was set up for the demonstration. Guests did not have to “scrub” as a thorough cleaning would take place following the demonstration. The robot was set up with small objects on a tray for those who controlled the “arms” to manipulate. Everyone in attendance took a turn at the controls and was very impressed with the ease of manipulation and the 3D viewing of the “site”. OR nurses Cheryl Petrarca and Andrea Kotsch explained the procedures used and the roles of others on the surgical team, as well as answering all questions. The group was enthusiastic about the program and the opportunity to view this incredible tool up close.

BACH Breakfast Meeting - May 17, 2013
Two respected speakers on the topic of the Health Insurance Exchange made their presentations to about 40 BACH members and guests on May 17. Arnold Menchel, Chair of Halloran & Sage's healthcare department, presented the Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Employers. Virginia Lamb, General Counsel for Access Health CT, our state's agency charged with implementing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) here in Connecticut, presented Healthy Chat for Small Businesses. Dr. Dennis O'Neill, Chairman of the ECHN Board of Trustees, also gave an update on the search for a partner to facilitate ECHN's future well-being. The recruiting plaque was presented to Patient Advocate for You's Sharon Gauthier for introducing the most new BACH members in the last quarter. Two new members received their company plaques, as well.  Networking preceded and followed the breakfast meeting.

BACH Breakfast Meeting - February 22, 2013
U. S. Representative Joe Courtney presented information on healthcare reform and the impending "sequester" to a large group of BACH members and guests. He also presented ECHN Pres & CEO Peter Karl with a proclamation praising the mission and efforts of BACH, resulting in over $1 million in donations to ECHN since 2009 from BACH member companies. New members were also welcomed and presented with their plaques or certificates. A Q&A session with the Congressman was followed by breakfast and networking. 

BACH Members


Aqua Pool and Patio, Inc.
Buckland Hills Imaging
CNC Software
Cooperative Systems, Inc.
Freedom Mortgage
Igdalsky & Company, CPA's
Interstate Electrical Services, Inc.
Jacobs, Walker, Rice & Barry
Olender's Inc.
Raintech Sound & Communications
RSK-Kellco, Inc.
Russell & Dawson LLC
Santander Bank
The Chartis Group
The Main Pub
Wells Fargo Bank
Wiggin & Dana
Winthrop Resources Corp

A.W. Hastings & Co.
Bigman Consulting Services
Café Y, LLC
CohnReznick LLP
Colliers International
Community Healthcare Credit Union
ConnectiCare, Inc.
Consulting Engineering Services, Inc.
Evans, Pires & Leonard
First Niagara Bank
Frank's Auto Credit
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
Grove Medical LLC
Home Builders Assoc of Hartford County
Medical Practice Partners
Naek Construction
O'Brien, Tanski & Young, LLP
Panera Bread
Rein's Deli
Rockville Bank Foundation
Scranton Motors
Siemens Industry, Inc.
Tecton Architects, PC
Twin Networks
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care
Wolff Financial Group
Honorary Members
Town of Manchester
Town of South Windsor
Town of Vernon

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