Access Health CT to launch summer outreach program

Access Health CT will launch its Summer Outreach Program this weekend to encourage consumers to get healthy by learning more about the benefits of enrolling in quality, affordable healthcare coverage at summer events across the state.  The outreach program, entitled “Get Out, Get Active, Get Healthy,” will provide opportunities to obtain information about the plans offered via […] [Read More]
Categories: Access Health CT

Yale New Haven hospitals named ‘fit-friendly’

All three Yale New Haven Health System hospitals are now recognized as Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Worksites by the American Heart Association for encouraging employees to consume healthier foods and beverages and remain more physically active. Bridgeport and Greenwich hospitals achieved the distinction this year, joining Yale-New Haven Hospital, which earned the recognition last year. Fit-Friendly worksites […] [Read More]
Griffin Hospital Special Procedures Director Patricia Degennaro, RN, pictured left, presented Cheryl Santiago, RN, of Prospect, center, with The 2015 Outstanding Nurse of the Year Award. Santiago was surprised at the awards ceremony by her husband, Melvin.

Griffin Hospital nurses honored

Griffin Hospital recently held its annual Nurses Week luncheon to honor its more than 330 staff nurses and presented awards for exceptional nursing during the year. Sharon Ashcroft and Kimberly Badowski, both of Shelton, and Derek Pozzessere,of New Haven, and Karen Mandeville,  of Naugatuck, were named 2015 Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing winners. Originally […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, nurses
Overall 5K winner Kevin Boughan of Sandy Hook

Bridgeport Hospital Home Run raises $27,000

Nearly 600 people took part in the 12th annual Bridgeport Hospital Home Run 5K run, walk and children’s fun run May 24. A benefit for the hospital’s Joel E. Smilow Heart Institute, the event raised nearly $27,000. AMR, the regional ambulance company, was the presenting sponsor. The Home Run’s 5K course began and ended at […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport
Preparing for the Terex Jumper Stake at the Fairfield County Hunt Club are (l-r) Raymond Condon, member of the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation board of trustees; Susan Warner of the Terex Corporation; and Christina Stanton and Smiles from the Fairfield County Hunt Club.

Bridgeport Hospital will be beneficiary of horse show

Bridgeport Hospital has been selected to be a first-time charitable beneficiary of the Fairfield County Hunt Club June Benefit Horse Show in Westport June 16 – 20. National and local equestrians of all ages will compete in over 250 classes at the show, which also includes social activities and shopping at the Paddock Boutique. The […] [Read More]
Categories: General
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

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
Leaders of the Value Care Alliance: President and CEO of Griffin Hospital Patrick Charmel; President and CEO of St. Vincent's Medical Center Dr. Stuart Marcus, President and CEO of Middlesex Hospital Vincent Capece Jr.; President and CEO of Lawrence + Memorial Hospital Bruce Cummings; and Western Connecticut Health Network President and CEO Dr. John Murphy.

Connecticut hospitals enter into agreement with Aetna

St. Vincent’s Medical Center, a founding member of the Value Care Alliance — a partnership of seven state hospitals intended to improve care and lower costs to patients — has announced that the VCA has entered into a new accountable care agreement with Aetna. More than 40,000 Aetna commercial health plan members who primarily received […] [Read More]
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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 hospitals, health departments and other health and social service providers is offering free information, advice and links to local resources […] [Read More]
Categories: nutrition