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The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers, at 300 Seymour Avenue, Suite 206 in Derby, is offering two sessions of its Accelerated Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program this summer.

Griffin Hospital offers CNA training

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The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers, at 300 Seymour Ave., Suite 206 in Derby, is offering two sessions of its Accelerated Certified Nursing Assistant program this summer to help aspiring healthcare professionals quickly jumpstart their careers. There will be a daytime session of the five-week CNA Program starting June 29 and a special […] [Read More]
Categories: nursing
Wendy Griffin of Milford

Bridgeport Hospital employees win awards for care

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Wendy Griffin of Milford, medical technologist in the blood bank, was named employee of the year, and Stratford resident Nyla Petrahai, a registered nurse in the Intermediate Care Area, received the George B. and Alice P. Longstreth Humanness Award during Bridgeport Hospital’s May 20 Employee Recognition Dinner at Webster Bank Arena. In addition, more than […] [Read More]
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Diabetes management program at Griffin Hospital

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The Diabetes Education & Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host two free discussions about managing diabetes through the summer months on Tuesday, June 9 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St. in Derby. Registered nurse Sharon Allkerstedt will present “Managing Your Diabetes through the Summer,” which provides tips on skin care, travel, and making healthier […] [Read More]
Categories: diabetes

American Cancer Society sponsors Relay for Life in Shelton

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The American Cancer Society invites area residents to participate in the 20th Anniversary of the Relay For Life of Naugatuck Valley on June 13 at the Shelton Riverwalk. The event begins at 2 p.m. and each team is asked to have a member walking the track until 8 a.m. the next morning.   The most […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer
Anja Wagner

St. Vincent’s in Bridgeport to sponsor lecture on heart disease

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  St. Vincent’s Healthy Hearts Club and Women at Heart Program jointly present a free lecture on heart disease and treatment on June 3. The presentation will take place in the Hawley Conference Room on level 4 of the Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care adjacent St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main St., […] [Read More]
Categories: heart disease
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Benefit for Griffin Hospital Center for Cancer Care

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Griffin Hospital invites cancer survivors and their caregivers to The Seventh Annual 5K Walk/Run to benefit The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital on Saturday, June 6. Survivors (anyone who has received a cancer diagnosis) are invited to come to the Center for Cancer Care parking lot, 350 Seymour Ave., Derby, at 8 a.m. […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Derby
Bridgeport Hospital will sponsor its annual Survivor's Safari for cancer survivors at the Beardsley Zoo on June 13.

Event for cancer survivors at Beardsley Zoo

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Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma F. Pfriem Cancer Institute sponsors its eighth annual “Celebrate Life” Survivor Safari, Saturday, June 13, 5  to 7:30 p.m., at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport.   The free event for cancer survivors and their families includes zoo admission, refreshments, parking, massages/reflexology, musical entertainment by Backbeat, and face painting and scavenger […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, cancer
Celebrating nursing excellence:  (l-r) Vice President of Performance and Risk Management Dr. Ryan O’Connell, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael Ivy, Nurse Manager of the Year Barbara Spodnick and Chief Nursing Officer MaryEllen Kosturko

Nurses honored at Bridgeport Hospital

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Stratford resident Barbara Spodnick has been named Bridgeport Hospital’s 2015 nurse manager of the year for her outstanding leadership. Spodnick manages the resource support unit and bed flow at the hospital. During a time when Bridgeport Hospital’s patient volume has increased significantly because of new physician relationships  and wider access to health insurance, Spodnick is […] [Read More]
Categories: nursing