Bridgeport Hospital received a $15,000 check through the inaugural Play It Forward Michael Ness Golf Tournament and Awards Banquet. From left to right: Michael Ness’ mother, Liz Wobschall; burn center Nurse Manager Jackie Laird; the center’s medical director, Alisa Savetamal, MD; tournament co-chairs Jay Scala and Matthew Ness, Michael’s brother; and Bridgeport Hospital Foundation President Steve Jakab.

Bridgeport burn center gets $15,000 donation

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The Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital, the state’s only dedicated burn center, has received a gift of $15,000 from the inaugural Play It Forward Michael Ness Golf Tournament and Awards Banquet. The May 19 fundraiser, which took place at Oak Hills Golf Course in Norwalk, honored the memory of 22-year-old Norwalk man Michael Ness, […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, burns

Bridgeport health leader gets national award

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Dr. Michael Hunt, CMO/CMIO of St. Vincent’s Health Partners, has been selected by the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems as the winner of the 2014 AMDIS Award for excellence and outstanding achievement in applied medical informatics. The award honors individuals and/or organizations who have successfully applied information systems and computer technology into the […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General
Left: Susan Balloch, TCF  Board President
Center: Sherry Perlstein, CGC President and CEO
Right: Carrie Bernier, TCF Executive Director

Child Guidance get $60,000 grant from Community Fund

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The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut, a non-profit agency providing professional mental health services to children, adolescents and their families, received a $60,000 grant award from The Community Fund of Darien in support of its community programming. CGC has been in the community for 60 years, helping families with children who struggle with emotional, […] [Read More]
Categories: mental health, Stamford

Masonicare in Newtown seeks hospice volunteers

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Masonicare Home Health & Hospice in Newtown is seeking hospice volunteers. The agency is gathering people for its fall training in the greater Danbury-Newtown-Southbury areas. Its classes cover the history and philosophy of hospice, the role of the volunteer, clinical aspects of dying, communication skills, family dynamics, issues of spirituality and religion, as well as […] [Read More]
Categories: Hospice, Newtown

Surgeon General issues Call to Action on skin cancer

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Call to Action released today by the U.S. Surgeon General. The U.S. Surgeon General’s has issued a call to action on skin cancer, which is one of the most common types of cancer among U.S. teens and adults. “While many other cancers, such as lung cancer, are decreasing, rates of melanoma — the deadliest form […] [Read More]
Categories: skin cancer

State releases domestic violence fatality report

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Since 2000, 188 people have been killed in Connecticut as a result of intimate partner violence, including 11 individuals — seven women, four men — who were killed in 2012. That’s according to the annual Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence report Upon Further Examination – 2014 findings and recommendations of the CT Domestic Violence Fatality […] [Read More]
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Study: Harder to quit smoking menthols

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Menthol flavoring may make it harder to quit smoking cigarettes, especially for African-American women, according to a new study published online by the journal Addiction. In a series of analyses of a large quit-smoking clinical trial, investigators from the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention controlled for variables such as education, type […] [Read More]
Categories: General, smoking

Self-defense seminar in Monroe

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On Saturday Aug. 9, a special self-defense seminar will take place at the American Institute of Tae Kwon Do, 435 Main St. in Monroe, from noon to 2 p.m. The two-hour seminar is entitled “Be Safe, Be Strong!” Participants will learn personal safety and awareness, as well as practicing simple yet effective techniques to counter […] [Read More]
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