Community Health Agencies Focus on Quality to Improve Delivery of Public Health Services
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) on Monday announced the “2015 Quality Improvement Learning Collaborative,” a six-month learning opportunity for community health agencies to improve how they provide key public health services.
May 20, 2015 - 9:10:55 AM

Norwalk Dental Specialists Donate $178,000 in Services to Day Street Community Health Center Patients
Day Street Community Health Center (CHC) recently hosted an appreciation event to recognize six dental specialists and one general dentist from the greater Norwalk area who donated their time to see 150 dental patients from CHC who required specialty care. Over the last three years, these dentists provided more than $178,000 of in-kind services.
May 20, 2015 - 9:08:00 AM

Public Health Awards Announced for Contributions to State’s Drinking Water
In celebration of Connecticut Drinking Water Week, the Department of Public Health (DPH) Drinking Water Section is recognizing Connecticut water operators for their outstanding contributions to the health and safety of the state’s drinking water.
Apr 30, 2015 - 3:32:20 PM

Senators Blumenthal, Murphy, Ayotte and Rep. Himes re-introduce resolution for National Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month
Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) joined with Congressman Jim Himes (D-Conn.-4th) in re-introducing a resolution to recognize May as National Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month. The resolution was inspired by seven-year-old Wilton, Conn., resident Patch Angerame, who suffered a stroke while still in the womb.
Apr 30, 2015 - 3:30:15 PM

DPH issues annual fish consumption advisory
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) is issuing its annual fish consumption advisory for fish caught in Connecticut waters. If I Catch It, Can I Eat It? A Guide to Safe Eating of Fish Caught in Connecticut, also provides advice on consuming sushi and commercial fish sold in grocery stores and restaurants.
Apr 29, 2015 - 11:50:00 AM

Danbury Hospital Praxair Cancer Center Offers Free Skin Cancer Screening
The Praxair Cancer Center at Danbury Hospital located at 95 Locust Avenue will host a free skin cancer screening on Tuesday, May 19th and Wednesday, May 20th from 6 to 8 p.m. The screenings will be provided by Danbury area board-certified dermatologists with support from clinical and allied health staff. The public is invited and encouraged to take advantage of this free screening, especially those individuals who never had their skin checked for skin cancer.
Apr 27, 2015 - 1:36:58 PM

State Agencies Encourage Superintendents to Promote Healthy School Environments
In recognition of National Healthy Schools Day on April 7th, the state is encouraging school superintendents to take steps to promote healthy environments in Connecticut schools.
Apr 9, 2015 - 5:37:54 AM

Hybrid Ablation Help Hearts Get Back in the Right Rhythm
Nearly 3 million Americans are living with Atrial Fibrillation (Afib), a heart condition which left untreated can lead to stroke, blood clots, and other heart-related complications.
Apr 8, 2015 - 5:35:47 AM

Orthopaedic Specialty Group will serve as Bluefish team physicians in 2015
The Bridgeport Bluefish today announced their partnership with Orthopaedic Specialty Group of Fairfield County, who will serve as the team’s official physicians for the 2015 season.
Mar 13, 2015 - 12:23:50 PM

DPH Announces New Video Series on Private Wells
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) is recognizing National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 8th -14th, by releasing a new video series on private wells to help Connecticut well owners make sure their drinking water is safe. The three part video series informs well owners on how to properly test their well water, and if necessary, seek appropriate water treatment options.
Mar 9, 2015 - 1:53:46 PM

Seeing Past Her Grief, CT Mom Gives Others 2nd Chance at Sight
While many people associate organ donation with major organs such as the heart and kidney, few are aware that corneas can be donated to restore sight to the blind. Every year during National Eye Donor Month in March, Connecticut mother Beth Ballard of Milford thinks of the two men who are able to see again thanks to the precious gift they received from her son, Brian Wynne.
Mar 9, 2015 - 10:52:02 AM

Dr Greenblatt Named Chairman of ED at Norwalk Hospital
Norwalk Hospital has announced the appointment of Benjamin Greenblatt, M.D., as chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine. “We are thrilled to have someone of Dr. Greenblatt’s experience in both pediatric and adult emergency medicine to lead our program at Norwalk Hospital,” said Dr. Lewis Berman, vice president of Medical Affairs at Norwalk Hospital. “He possesses the essential skills and experience going forward that will foster the transformation and future of emergency medicine services across our region.”
Mar 9, 2015 - 8:01:00 AM

The Autism Center at HSC earns national recognition
Taking the lead in caring for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Hospital for Special Care (HSC) announced last week that The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has recognized The Autism Center at Hospital for Special Care as the nation’s first Patient-centered Specialty Practice (PCSP). NCQA is recognizing The Autism Center at HSC for its responsiveness to patients and medical colleagues, cooperation and integration with other healthcare groups, and dedication to continuous improvement.
Mar 2, 2015 - 11:53:34 AM

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty Visits Western Connecticut Health Network’s Biomedical Research Institute
Research Institute Supports Cutting-Edge Cancer and Lyme Disease Research

On Friday, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) toured the Western Connecticut Health Network’s Biomedical Research Institute and met with its team of scientists. The Research Institute supports cutting-edge cancer, proteomics, and Lyme disease research, and it houses the first Lyme disease data registry in the country. During the tour, Esty met with Dr. Matt Miller, Chief Medical Officer; Dr. Paul Fiedler, Chairman of Pathology; Dr. Cristiano Ferlini, Rudy and Sally Ruggles Endowed Chair of Cancer Research; and Dr. Thomas Rutherford, Ph.D., the Network Physician Director of Cancer Services, in addition to global research scholars working at the Institute.
Feb 23, 2015 - 12:51:57 AM

Thomas J. Rutherford, MD, PhD, Named Network Physician Director of Cancer Services at Western Connecticut Health Network
Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) has named nationally known gynecologic oncologist Thomas J. Rutherford, MD, PhD, an expert in the area of ovarian cancer, as the Network Physician Director of Cancer Services.
Feb 11, 2015 - 1:31:35 PM

PPSNE Highlights Open Enrollment Deadline is One Week Away
With just one week left in the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) is emphasizing the importance of getting new health insurance coverage. PPSNE is stepping up its efforts and helping Connecticut residents obtain new health insurance before the February 15, 2015, deadline.
Feb 9, 2015 - 1:14:15 AM

Region to Go Red on National Wear Red Day, Friday, February 6th
Get ready to see red in February. The American Heart Association and dozens of local companies and organizations have teamed up to have to shine a red light on heart disease and stroke, that 1 in 3 women die from each year.
Jan 28, 2015 - 1:15:27 AM

Dr Mark J. Fletcher joins Coastal Orthopaedics
Coastal Orthopaedics with offices in Norwalk, New Canaan, Darien and Westport is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Mark J. Fletcher to their surgical team. Dr. Fletcher was formerly the founding partner of a Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Clinic in Eugene, Oregon. His orthopedic specialties include total hip & knee reconstructive surgery, orthopedic sports medicine and reconstructive shoulder surgery with a special interest in throwing related injuries.
Jan 23, 2015 - 3:05:04 PM

January is National Radon Action Month
Norwalk Health Department Provides Radon Testing Kits, Urges Residents to Test Their Homes

In support of National Radon Action Month, the Norwalk Health Department urges residents to learn more about radon—a leading cause of lung cancer—and to test for radon in their homes. To help promote testing, the Health Department will offer free radon testing kits next week. Kits are available to the first 20 people who come to the Health Department on Thursday or Friday, January 22 or 23, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Jan 15, 2015 - 1:42:52 PM

Norwalk Hospital Cuts Ribbon on New Bauer Emergency Care Center
New facility doubles current treatment space, provides state-of-the-art emergency care

Longtime Norwalk Hospital supporters George and Carol Bauer of Wilton, Conn., will be honored today during a ceremonial Ribbon-Cutting Celebration for the Hospital’s new Bauer Emergency Care Center.
Jan 14, 2015 - 10:11:06 AM

Free Introductory Strong Women™ Strong Bones Fitness Classes in New Milford
On Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 2 p.m. there will be a free introductory class to demonstrate the Tufts Strong Women Strong Bones Program held at the Washington Senior Center and sponsored by New Milford Hospital's Integrative Medicine and Prevention Department.
Jan 2, 2015 - 11:51:11 AM

Stepping Stones Museum Makes Cuddly Delivery for Children at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital
On Monday, December 22, Stepping Stones Museum for Children Director of Exhibit Design and Delivery Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill; Manager of Donor Stewardship Linda McDonald; Manager of Community Advocacy Robert Townes and Manager of Visitor Experience Shpresa Bungu delivered 80 BooZoo™ stuffed animals to Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital. They will be given to children spending the holidays in the hospital.
Dec 26, 2014 - 1:47:46 PM

Helping Hands Club Donate Coloring Kits for Pediatric Patients at Danbury Hospital
The Helping Hands Club at Fraser Woods Montessori School in Newtown has donated 50 coloring kits to the Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) to benefit pediatric patients at Danbury Hospital.
Dec 19, 2014 - 3:58:51 PM

Malloy, Wyman, Congressional delegation applaud $45Million healthcare award to Connecticut
Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Governor Dannel P. Malloy, and the state’s Congressional delegation applauded the announcement on Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarding Connecticut $45 million to test health care payment and delivery models. This funding builds upon the State Innovation Model (SIM) design grant that Connecticut received in March 2013 to develop a State Healthcare Innovation Plan, which was completed in December 2013.
Dec 17, 2014 - 8:37:36 PM

DPH: Connecticut Named 4th Healthiest State
According to the latest national survey by The United Health Foundation, Connecticut is the fourth healthiest state in the nation, up from 7th last year.
Dec 16, 2014 - 10:21:14 AM

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