Anti-obesity coalition encourages you to eat your veggies

Get Healthy Connecticut says adding more color to your diet in the form of fresh fruits and vegetables is a winning recipe for better health. To help you do this, the regional wellness coalition of
Categories: nutrition
In her excitement to be selected as a 2015 Volunteer of the Year, Una the Mini Labradoodle gives Dr. Stuart Marcus, president & CEO of St. Vincent's Health Services, a kiss. Joining them are (L-R) Patrice Foudy, Una's mom, and Julie Lawrence, director, St. Vincent's Volunteer Services.

St. Vincent’s honors volunteers of the year

St. Vincent’s Medical Center honored its 2015 Volunteers of the Year including Patrice Foudy and Una, the Mini Labradoodle who lead St. Vincent’s pet therapy program; Tom Meyers, a 17-year volunteer
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Wendy Griffin of Milford

Bridgeport Hospital employees win awards for care

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
Griffin Hospital was awarded the Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement, which recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive high quality and most appropriate treatment

Griffin Hospital recognized for stroke care

Griffin Hospital was recently recognized by the American Heart Association for providing high-quality care to stroke patients. Griffin was awarded the Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Silver Plus
Categories: Derby, stroke
Florence Nightingale Awardee, Elzana Sabovic, LPN and Dolly Campo, RN, Interim Director Of Nursing. Pictured

Nightingale award given to nurse at Northbridge in Bridgeport

Northbridge Health Care Center of Bridgeport, awarded its first annual “Florence Nightingale Award” to Elzana Sabovic at a ceremony on May 12. This ceremony is traditionally held on this date to honor
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Talk on hip and knee pain at Bridgeport Hospital

A team of Bridgeport Hospital experts will discuss the causes and surgical/non-surgical treatments of hip and knee pain during a free health education lecture Wednesday, May 27, 1 to 3 p.m., at
Categories: hip and knee pain
Ted Surh, President of AASCC, presents Donna Carter, Executive Director of GNHTD, a check for $5,000 to fund transportation for older adults and people with disabilities. 
L-R:  Lou (from Rep. Rosa DeLauro's office) Susan Hamilton, Beverly Kidder and Ted Surh from AASCC, Donna Carter, Ben (from Sen. Chris Murphy’s office), artist Cathy Weiss, and Robert Bohannon Chairman of AASCC Board of Directors.

Agency on Aging awards transportation grant

  The Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut awarded a $5,000 grant to the Greater New Haven Transit District Foundation to help fund much needed transportation services throughout the
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Diabetes management program at Griffin Hospital

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.
Categories: diabetes