Quinnipiac University School of Nursing awarded $652,000 grant
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The Quinnipiac University School of Nursing has been awarded a $652,000 grant that will be used to support underrepresented students in its doctor of nursing practice program.
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Jul 16, 2014 - 5:17:48 AM

Greenwich Hospital receives $1 million gift from McMahon Foundation to support cutting-edge technology for breast cancer detection
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The Greenwich Hospital Foundation recently announced that Linda McMahon has given a $1 million gift through the Vince & Linda McMahon Family Foundation to purchase 3-D mammography machines, the most advanced technology available for early breast cancer detection.
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Jul 14, 2014 - 2:00:12 AM

Quinnipiac University physician assistant student organizing free asthma camp for children 6-12 Aug. 2
A physician assistant student at Quinnipiac University is offering a free asthma camp for children between the ages of 6-12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2 on the North Haven Campus, 370 Bassett Road.
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Jul 7, 2014 - 9:52:04 AM

Greenwich Hospital completes conversion to 3-D mammography
Greenwich Hospital has converted all its mammography equipment to 3-D units, which offer improved cancer detection.
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Jul 3, 2014 - 8:37:34 AM

Dr. Thomas Koobatian Takes the Helm at New Milford Hospital
John M. Murphy, MD, President and CEO of the Western Connecticut Health Network is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Thomas Koobatian as the new Executive Director and Chief of Staff for New Milford Hospital. Dr. Koobatian has been at New Milford Hospital for 17 years and worked closely with the former Executive Director, Deborah Weymouth. Dr. Koobatian will take on the oversight of day-to-day clinical operations, while retaining his responsibility for the Emergency Department and oversight of the New Milford Hospital Medical Staff.
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Jul 2, 2014 - 8:38:25 PM

Greenwich Hospital CEO recognized by the American College of Healthcare Executives
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The Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) recently presented Frank A. Corvino, president and CEO of Greenwich Hospital, with the Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Award. The award was presented during the ACHE Annual Meeting at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville, CT.
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Jul 2, 2014 - 6:51:28 AM

New Milford Hospital Offers Free Skin Cancer Screening
The Diebold Family Cancer Center at New Milford Hospital, located at 21 Elm Street, will host a free skin cancer screening on Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY). The screenings will be provided by physicians from Dermatology Associates of Western Connecticut. The public is invited and encouraged to take advantage of this free screening. Appointments are required and must be made no later than July 21, 2014. To make an appointment, please call 1-800-350-1595.
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Jul 1, 2014 - 10:52:33 PM

Mystic Aquarium Scientists Tracking Unusual Whale Activity in Fall River and Nantucket
Whale Behavior Experts Seek Reasons for Taunton River Sightings of Belugas and Pod of Orcas off Nantucket

Researchers from Mystic Aquarium, the only aquarium in the Northeastern U.S. with Beluga whales on-site for study and exhibition, are in Fall River, Mass., at the Taunton River today to determine what has brought a young Beluga so far from its usual habitat.
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Jun 27, 2014 - 6:11:31 AM

Malloy: CT awarded $9.7M to integrate healthcare for high-cost Medicaid beneficiaries
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced a new federal award of $9.7 million for spurring a Connecticut initiative to transform the way health care is delivered to children and families with extensive behavioral and physical health needs.
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Jun 17, 2014 - 11:47:43 AM

Norwalk Hospital’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center Earns Accreditation
Norwalk Hospital’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center recently earned national accreditation by the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), a nonprofit international organization that serves as a primary source of scientific information for divers and hyperbaric medicine physiology.
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Jun 17, 2014 - 9:56:13 AM

Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Procedure Offers New Hope
Ruth Hoberman, 82, is on the move again, travelling between her Manhattan apartment and her Connecticut home just weeks after doctors at Danbury Hospital used a minimally invasive technique to replace the aortic valve in her heart. “I will never be perfect,” she said. “But I have a full life again.”
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Jun 9, 2014 - 10:13:06 AM

Greenwich Hospital President and CEO Frank A. Corvino to retire after 26 years
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Greenwich Hospital on Monday announced that Frank Corvino, president and CEO, will retire effective December 31, 2014. Corvino will also retire from his position as executive vice president of Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS). Corvino’s retirement will bring to a close a remarkable 43-year career in healthcare.
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May 20, 2014 - 6:08:28 AM

Darien Paddle Tournament Supports Stamford Hospital's Hope in Motion
The 6th annual Paddles with a Purpose event was held on Saturday, April 5th, at Wee Burn Country Club in Darien, CT. Created to foster a competitive yet enjoyable event where players can come out, have fun and raise money for Stamford Hospital's Bennett Cancer Center, this year's event raised $7,800. 100% of the funds raised will support vital programs and services provided by the Bennett Cancer Center to patients and their families.
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Apr 28, 2014 - 8:08:11 AM

State to Conduct Exercise on Managing Emergency Medications
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH), in conjunction with other state partners, will conduct a full-scale exercise to test the state’s ability to obtain emergency medical supplies from the federal Strategic National Stockpile (SNS). The exercise takes place this week.
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Apr 22, 2014 - 11:44:45 AM

Norwalk Hospital Announces Use of Miniature Cardiac Monitor
Norwalk Hospital has become the first hospital in Fairfield County to implant the Medtronic Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) System in a patient, the smallest implantable cardiac monitoring device available. Dr. Joseph J. Tiano, electrophysiologist with Cardiology Associates of Fairfield County, P.C., implanted four of these devices in patients at Norwalk Hospital last week.
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Apr 22, 2014 - 5:39:23 AM

Yale-New Haven Hospital, Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center offer free head and neck cancer screening
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center will hold a free public screening for head and neck cancers. The free screenings will be held on Thursday, April 23 on the Saint Raphael campus from 4-6 pm at the McGivney Center for Cancer Care and on Friday, April 25, from 9 am- 4 pm in the East Pavilion special events area at Yale-New Haven Hospital. The annual screening, called “Check up from the neck up,” is a simple, five-minute exam that can save lives.
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Apr 7, 2014 - 9:34:45 AM

Getting Fit? Hartford HealthCare Has an App for That!
Hartford HealthCare (HHC) is taking health and wellness to the mainstream by launching its HealtheMinder app and a radio station on Pandora designed to inspire listeners to get fit.
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Apr 4, 2014 - 5:08:58 PM

Local Physician Receives Honorary Degree From the American Academy of Family Physicians
Khuram R Ghumman, MD, MPH, CPE, FAAFP, a family physician in Enfield, CT, has achieved the Degree of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the national medical association representing nearly 110,600 family physicians, residents and medical students. The degree was conferred on more than 180 family physicians during a convocation on Saturday, September 28th, in conjunction with the AAFP's annual meeting in San Diego, California.
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Apr 3, 2014 - 9:57:08 AM

Jewish Senior Services Named to Best Nursing Homes List
The Jewish Home in Fairfield has been named one of the Best Nursing Homes in the U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Homes Rankings for 2014.
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Apr 1, 2014 - 2:16:38 AM

Meet Norwalk Hospital Physicians and Staff at the WEBE-108 Kids Fest
An opportunity to become acquainted with Norwalk Hospital caregivers in a friendly, informal setting will take place at the WEBE-108/Norwalk Hospital Kids Fest on Sunday, April 6th. The twenty-third annual Kids Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wilton High School Field House.
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Mar 26, 2014 - 5:22:40 AM

Thao T. Doran, D.O., Joins Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
Thao T. Doran, D.O., has joined Hartford HealthCare Medical Group as a family medicine practitioner, specializing in adolescent and adult medicine. She is on active staff at Hartford Hospital.
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Mar 26, 2014 - 5:20:21 AM

Malloy urges religious community to talk about signing up for affordable healthcare
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman on Thursday asked leaders of Connecticut’s faith community to talk with their congregants this weekend, in advance of the final week of open enrollment for Access Health CT.
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Mar 21, 2014 - 5:03:40 PM

Danbury Hospital Expands Diabetes Self-Management Education Program
Danbury Hospital’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program (DSME) has expanded in our region to meet the ongoing demand for education related to diabetes. The program is now available in Danbury at 41 Germantown Road, Suite B03, and at 22 Old Waterbury Road, Suite 149 in Southbury.
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Mar 20, 2014 - 5:02:12 PM

Stamford’s Palace Theatre to Host Blood Drive for the American Red Cross March 23rd
Stamford’s Palace Theatre will be hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive for the second year in a row on Sunday, March 23rd from 10:00am-3:15pm at 61 Atlantic Street. For more information or to make an appointment to donate, visit www.redcrossblood.org and click on the Make a Blood Donation Appointment box in the upper right hand corner of the page.
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Mar 20, 2014 - 11:00:09 AM

Laurel House to celebrate their 30 Years of Progress
Laurel House will be holding their 2nd Annual Laurel House, Derby Dinner Dance – Champions for Recovery, on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Woodway Country Club in Darien. This year’s event will celebrate Laurel House’s 30 Years of Progress in providing critical support programs and services to those living with mental illness and their families.
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Mar 18, 2014 - 5:19:24 AM

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