St. Vincent’s named a model of safety in OSHA report

St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport was recently featured on the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration educational website for hospitals as a model of hospital that practices safe patient handling. OSHA’s profile of St. Vincent’s Medical Center cites a “safety trumps all” attitude and a “high reliability” culture  that  have resulted in […] [Read More]

CT Challenge in Fairfield to host cancer Survivor Day event

The CT Challenge will celebrate National Survivor Day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 21 at its Center for Survivorship, 250 Pequot Ave., Fairfield. National Cancer Survivor Day is an annual celebration held in towns and cities across the U.S.  It honors cancer survivors and their supporters and is usually held on the first […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Fairfield

CVS to raise funds for lung cancer prevention

CVS/pharmacy has announced an in-store fundraising campaign to help fight the lung cancer. Funds raised through the campaign will benefit LUNG FORCE, a new initiative to make lung cancer in women a public health priority, drive policy change and increase research funding. From now through June 29, CVS/pharmacy customers in Connecticut will have the opportunity […] [Read More]
Categories: lung cancer
William Jennings (left) accepts his Good Scout Award from Eagle Scout Neil Patrick Harris.

Bridgeport Hospital president among scouting award recipients

William M. Jennings, president and CEO of Bridgeport Hospital and executive vice president of Yale New Haven Health System, was one of four community leaders to receive a Good Scout Award June 12 from the Boy Scouts of America Connecticut Yankee Council for outstanding community leadership and exemplifying Scouting ideals. The award was presented during […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General
Volunteers and staff work at the St. Vincent's SWIM Across the Sound Radiothon.Seated Volunteers Andy Kuhta, Carol Kuhta,  Bernice Oleyar and Joann Pressman 
                                answering phones at the Radiothon.  Foundation staff Betty Moher and Lyn McCarthy validating paperwork.

St. Vincent’s Radiothon raises more than $110,000 for cancer patients

The WICC Annual Radiothon for St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound, which took place last week, raised more than $110,000 to benefit cancer patients and survivors supported by the program. Every half hour, guests shared personal stories on the air with St. Vincent’s Dr. Frank Scifo and Dianne Auger, President of St. Vincent’s Foundation.  The […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, cancer
Lung-MAP trial arms for treatment

Yale participating in national lung cancer trial

Yale Cancer Center was among the first 19 sites on Monday that launched a multi-center clinical trial for patients with advanced squamous cell lung cancer that progressed after initial treatment. The trial, called the Lung Cancer Master Protocol is a public-private collaboration that includes the National Cancer Institute, Friends of Cancer Research, cancer centers across […] [Read More]
Categories: lung cancer

Milford breast cancer support group

Meetings of the Milford Hospital Breast Cancer Support Group take place the first Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Auditorium A at Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave.  The meetings are free of charge and open to the general public.  The next meeting will be on Wednesday July 2. Call Milford Hospital, […] [Read More]
Pictured (left to right): Laura, employee, Recreation Department; Joseph, Resident and Gift Shop Volunteer; and John, Gift Shop Volunteer.
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Maefair in Trumbull hosts Father’s Day event

Maefair Health Care Center, Trumbull, held a special “Coffee And…” for Residents and their families, in honor of Father’s Day on Saturday, June 14. Attendees were treated to scones, muffins, fresh fruit salad and more.  For some residents, their visitors represented family members from three generations. Maefair Health Care Center provides short-term rehabilitation, long-term, respite, […] [Read More]
Categories: elderly, General, Trumbull