Connecticut Hospital Association gets national award

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The Connecticut Hospital Association is the 2014 recipient of the American Hospital Association’s Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for Allied Association Leadership.  The award is given to hospital associations that, along with their member hospitals, demonstrate leadership and innovation in quality improvement and contribute to national healthcare improvement efforts.  The Wisconsin Hospital Association is also […] [Read More]
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Johanne Cayer of Ansonia was named Griffin Hospital’s 2014-15 Employee of the Year.

Griffin Hospital employees honored

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Griffin Hospital recently honored more than 175 employees who reached service milestones and announced its employee and department of the year award winners at its 44th Annual Service Awards Dinner at the Crowne Plaza in Southbury. Johanne Cayer of Ansonia was named Griffin Hospital’s 2014-15 employee of the year; Eunice Lisk of Stratford won the […] [Read More]

Yale study: Malpractice claims fall when safety is a priority

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A Connecticut hospital saw a 50 percent drop in malpractice liability claims and payments when it made patient safety initiatives a priority by training doctors and nurses to improve teamwork and communication, hiring a patient safety nurse, and standardizing practices, according to a study by Yale School of Medicine researchers. The results, published in the […] [Read More]
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Person resonsible for Acces Health data breach on “administrative leave”

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The call center employee who accidentally abandoned a backpack containing notebook filled with personal information about customers of the state’s health exchange, Access Health CT has been put on administrative leave pending an investigation into the incident, according to officials from the exchange and from the company that hired the person. On Friday, Access Health […] [Read More]
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Faith Rousseau, of Seymour, prepares her Black Bean and Corn Salad at the Valley Initiative to Advance Health and Learning in Schools (VITAHLS) Healthy Cooking Competition Finals.

Seymour student wins healthy cooking challenge

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Seymour Middle School sixth grader Faith Rousseau took first place in the Valley Initiative to Advance Health and Learning in Schools  Healthy Cooking Competition. Rousseau’s black bean and corn salad was named best by a panel of judges that included elected officials from Ansonia, Derby, Seymour and Shelton and Dr. David Katz, founding director of […] [Read More]
Categories: nutrition, Seymour

Access Health will notify those whose data was breached

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Access Health Connecticut — the agency that is handling the Obamacare roll out in Connecticut — reports that it plans to notify about 200 clients whose Social Security numbers, handwritten names and birth dates were contained in the four notebooks found Friday in a backpack left on a Hartford street. An investigation into the data […] [Read More]
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Health and safety art contest for teens

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The Connecticut Young Worker Health and Safety Team is hosting a statewide contest for teens to create artwork that demonstrates health and safety practices that can help teens and other workers avoid hazards in the workplace. The submitted artwork may include graphic design, photography, montage, drawing, and/or painting. Eligible students must be enrolled in a […] [Read More]
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‘Screenings for Life’ at St. Vincent’s

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  St. Vincent’s Medical Center is hosting an informative lecture titled “Screenings for Life: Age-related screenings” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 26 The event will be on Thursday, June 26, 2014, from 12:00pm – 1:00pm, at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport, in the Hawley Conference Center fourth floor. Featured speaker […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, health