Summer safety tips from the Department of Health

With summer officially upon us, the Connecticut Department of Public Health wants you to keep safety in mind as you go about their daily activities this season. “Summer is a great time to enjoy outdoor activities, get exercise, and spend time with family and friends,” stated DPH Deputy Commissioner Katharine Lewis in a news release. […] [Read More]
Members of the Derby and Ansonia High School Girls Softball teams recently presented a $3,200 donation to The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital. Pictured from left, Ansonia High Athletic Director Anthony Piccolo, Ansonia High Softball Captains Kirsten Langrieger and Grace Keener, Ansonia High Softball Head Coach Tim Pedevillano, Lori DiMartino, Derby High Softball Head Coach Joe DiMartino, Asst. Coach Jenn Moffat, Derby High Softball Captains Shelby Mendillo, Rachel Rizzo, Shyanne Garofalo, and Gabrielle Greenhill, and Derby High Athletic Director Joe Orazietti.

Softball game raises $3,200 for Griffin breast center

A game between the Derby and Ansonia High School softball teams raised $3,200 for The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital in Derby.Organized by long-time Griffin Hospital employee and Derby High School Softball Coach Joe DiMartino, the May 17 fundraiser was held in honor of his wife, Lori, a breast cancer survivor. The […] [Read More]
Categories: Ansonia, breast cancer, Derby

Bariatric surgery subject of Greenwich Hospital talk

Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road, will host the talk “Bariatric Surgery: The Right Choice for You?” from 4:45 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 24 in its Noble Conference Center. Find out if you are a candidate for weight-loss surgery, and what types of procedures are available at Greenwich Hospital. To register, call 203-863-3646. [Read More]
Categories: Greenwich, obesity
betterU group

12 women make heart-healthy lifestyle changes

The Westchester-Fairfield American Heart Association and Stamford Hospital celebrated 11 local women who participated in the AHA’s BetterU challenge during a recent event at Stamford Hospital’s Tully Health Center. For the last 12 weeks, the women have embarked on lifestyle changes to improve their heart health. The BetterU Makeover Challenge was sponsored by Stamford Hospital, […] [Read More]
Categories: heart disease, Stamford
Milford resident Elizabeth Miller named a National Parent Educator of the Year.

Milford woman, VNA volunteer named Parent Educator of the Year

Elizabeth Miller, a Milford resident and a home visitor with the Visiting Nurse Association/SCC Nurturing Families will receive the National Parent Educator of the Year Award from the Parents as Teachers National Center. Parents as Teachers is an international prenatal through age 5 child development curriculum used all over the world by home visitors and […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Milford

UNH professor to speak on drug abuse, ethics at national conference

Summer McGee, associate professor of public management at the University of New Haven, will discuss the ethical imperative to prevent prescription drug abuse and the need to improve training in ethics for healthcare administrators at a national conference in November. McGee, who was executive editor of The American Journal of Bioethics for four years, has […] [Read More]
Categories: drug abuse

Hospital association names new officers

At the Connecticut Hospital Association annual meeting on June 18, Bruce Cummings, the president and CEO of Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, began his two-year term as Chairman of the CHA Board of Trustees.  He succeeds Susan L. Davis, former president/CEO of  St. Vincent’s Health Services (which includes St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport), and current […] [Read More]
Categories: hospitals
5520 Park Ave

Yale opens pediatric specialty center in Trumbull

Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital is opening a new pediatric specialty center at the Bridgeport Hospital outpatient campus, 5520 Park Ave., Trumbull. A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for 6 p.m. Tuesday. The 11,000-square-foot facility includes 12 exam rooms, five infusion bays, an isolation room, a procedure room, a blood draw room, an exercise testing/pulmonary function […] [Read More]
Categories: pediatrics, Trumbull