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Danbury Hospital renovates cafeteria with new look and menu

By Danbury Hospital

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DANBURY, CT - Danbury Hospital is joining forces with Atlanta-based Morrison Healthcare to bring delicious, affordable and, most importantly, healthful foods to its newly renovated hospital cafeteria.

The new café (former cafeteria), which will debut at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, March 27 at 11:30 a.m. is the result of a completely redesigned space and bringing in new culinary concepts that are changing the idea of what hospital food can be.

“The new café is a far cry from what most people think of as a typical hospital eatery,” explains Richard Zettergren, Morrison’s Director of Food and Nutrition at Danbury Hospital. “The café’s offerings may surprise employees, visitors, patients and guests who will now be greeted by a brighter café and healthy, gourmet meal options that are comparable to any casual dining restaurant.”

With more than 2600 square feet, the dining area seats 264 guests and will be open seven days a week. Breakfast will be served from 7:15 to 10 a.m.; lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; and dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

“Our commitment at Danbury Hospital is to excellence in all that we provide and that extends to the dining experience as well,” says Dr. John Murphy, President and CEO of Western Connecticut Health Network. “This renovation is another example of our continuing efforts to better serve patients, their families and our associates and further supports our goal of enhancing quality of life as patients recover from disabling injuries and illnesses.”

For more information about the Danbury Hospital newly-renovated café and nutritional menu items, please call the director of Food and Nutrition Services Richard Zettergren at (203) 739-7942.

About Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network is the region’s premier, patient-centered health care organization serving residents of Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. The organization is anchored by two nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital, as well as their affiliated organizations. In addition to the two hospitals, the continuum of care offered includes the following affiliates:

Western Connecticut Medical Group, an integrated physician practice with primary and specialty care expertise Western Connecticut Home Care, an agency for home care and community health services
The Western Connecticut Health Network Foundations
emergency medical and Level II trauma services
an occupational wellness and medicine program, providing services for business and industry
a nationally renowned Biomedical Research Institute

Western Connecticut Health Network has centers of excellence in women’s health, cardiovascular and cancer services; minimally invasive joint and spine surgery; digestive disorders, weight-loss (bariatric) surgery, and radiology and diagnostic imaging. It also offers specialized programs for neonatology with a Level IIIb neonatal intensive care unit and accredited sleep disorder centers. Both hospitals also maintain active clinical research programs, offering clinical trials for patients with cancer and other health concerns. Danbury Hospital was named a Top 100 Hospital by US News and World reports in 2012; a and a Top 100 for Value by Cleverly and Associates. New Milford Hospital is well known as a Planetree hospital and for its Plow to Plate, farm to table food program. For more information, visit,; and share your comments with us or

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