Windham & New London are a long drive from Farmington. Manchester not as bad. There is Johnson Memorial in Stafford Springs, it's a ways from Farmington but close to the MA line. You could also try Middlesex. I don't recall if they call themselves Medical Center or Healthcare System. They recently encompassed a few smaller hospitals which are operating as separate "campuses". There is one in Bristol which is quite close to Farmington. Unfortunately, Farmington is really a part of the Hartford-Springfield metropolitan area. There aren't many small hospitals, they've been "swallowed up" by the bigger fish. St, Francis still has kind of a smaller hospital "feel" than Hartford Hospital. Hartford is a Level I Trauma and St. Francis Level II. There is also CT Children's Medical Center in Hartford, if you are interested in peds. The UConn Medical Center is having problems with funding from the state & is in danger of either closing or being absorbed into Hartford Hospital. Good Luck to you.