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In health care, collaboration drives innovation BY MELINDA RIZZO HEALTH CARE AND THE LIFE SCIENCES ARE ECONOMIC POWERHOUSES PROPELLING GREATER HARTFORD. T hey find fuel in favorable government support, high-profile research universities, a diverse talent pool and an unquenchable thirst for innovation. "We have a longstanding point of view that health care is an economic driver, and it can and should play a significant role in a region's prosperity," said Jeff Flaks, CEO of Hartford HealthCare, a health system with 33,000 employees and annual operating revenue of $4.3 billion. The sector's influence can be felt from the hospital bed to the research lab, with players like the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington and the University of Connecticut Technology Innovation Park, an incubator for biotech startups. According to MetroHartford Alliance, TRINITY HEALTH HELD several tributes, such as the one above, for its front-line workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. SUBMITTED 22 HBJ HARTFORD LIVE WORK PLAY

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