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The 5th Annual Prom Safety Awareness Night will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St. in Derby.

Griffin Hospital in Derby to host prom safety awareness night

  Juniors and seniors of Lower Naugatuck Valley high schools and their parents are invited to the 5th Annual Prom Safety Awareness Night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St.,  Derby. The free event will feature a panel of emergency medical technicians, police officers, a physician from Griffin Hospital’s […] [Read More]
Categories: accidents, Derby

CDC: 1 in 3 truck drivers in fatal crashes weren’t wearing seat belts

More than one in three truck drivers who died in crashes in 2012 weren’t wearing seat belts, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report states that buckling up could have prevented about 40 percent of these deaths, and names seatbelts as the “single most effective intervention” in […] [Read More]
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s physicians and staff from the Injury Prevention Center were joined by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Sarah Eagan- State Child Advocate, and Jack Harder from the American Red Cross Thursday to discuss summer safety.

Be safe this holiday weekend

Though you and your family are likely anticipating the holiday season, it’s not without its dangers. This summer, children ages 14 and under will be rushed to emergency rooms nearly 3 million times for serious injuries resulting from motor vehicle crashes, drownings, bike crashes, pedestrian incidents, falls and other hazards.  But staff at Connecticut Children’s […] [Read More]

Summer safety tips from the Department of Health

With summer officially upon us, the Connecticut Department of Public Health wants you to keep safety in mind as you go about their daily activities this season. “Summer is a great time to enjoy outdoor activities, get exercise, and spend time with family and friends,” stated DPH Deputy Commissioner Katharine Lewis in a news release. […] [Read More]

Griffin to host safe driving class

Griffin Hospital will host an AARP Driver Safety Program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 7 in the hospital’s dining room meeting rooms. The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest refresher course for drivers. While the course is geared toward drivers age 50 and older, the course is […] [Read More]
A scene from “It Was Me” featuring Kristen Sewell, of Shelton. The video was one of three PSAs on safe driving produced by Valley teens that will will air on the Consumer Reports’ website during the high school prom season to teach teenagers about the dangers of drunk and distracted driving, especially driving while texting.

Safe driving PSAs by Valley teens to air on Consumer Reports site

High school students from Shelton, Ansonia, Oxford and Derby helped write, direct and produce three public service announcements on safe teen driving that were selected to appear on the Consumer Reports’ website. The PSAs recently premiered at an event at Griffin Hospital as part of Safe Kids Greater Naugatuck Valley and Griffin Hospital’s Community Outreach […] [Read More]
Pedal carts, seen here at a recent Children’s Health and Safety Fair, are used to teach teens about distracted and drunk driving and younger children about pedestrian safety.

Parish nurses get grant for teen driving program

The Valley United Way is helping Griffin Hospital’s Valley Parish Nurse Program and Safe Kids Greater Naugatuck Valley “drive” home the dangers of distracted driving to teenagers. The Valley United Way’s Special Needs Grants Program recently awarded Safe Kids and VPN $2,000 to purchase an additional pedal cart and key chains for their Teen Safe […] [Read More]

St. Vincent’s reports ‘multiple motor vehicle crashes’

Emergency personnel at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport are reporting multiple motor vehicle crashes due to this morning’s snowy weather and slippery road conditions. At least two of the accidents elicited trauma activations, and there is at least one patient in serious condition due to one of the accidents, according to hospital staff. Further […] [Read More]