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 Florence Nightingale’s birthday. The recipient was chosen by votes from residents, resident’s family members, and co-workers.   In addition to the Florence Nightingale […] [Read More]
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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 Maefair Health Care Center, 21 Maefair Court, Trumbull.   Speakers include orthopedic surgeons Dr. David Bindelglass and Dr. Joel Malin, orthopedic nurse Karen […] [Read More]
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 greater New Haven community.  As part of this initiative, the GNHTD is featuring original artwork on the buses.  The Agency on Aging’s sponsored bus has […] [Read More]
Categories: elderly
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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. in Derby. Registered nurse Sharon Allkerstedt will present “Managing Your Diabetes through the Summer,” which provides tips on skin care, travel, and making healthier […] [Read More]
Categories: diabetes

American Cancer Society sponsors Relay for Life in Shelton

The American Cancer Society invites area residents to participate in the 20th Anniversary of the Relay For Life of Naugatuck Valley on June 13 at the Shelton Riverwalk. The event begins at 2 p.m. and each team is asked to have a member walking the track until 8 a.m. the next morning.   The most […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer
Runners dash from the starting line at last year's Bridgeport Hospital Home Run 5K. Bridgeport was named the fifth healthiest city in the U.S. by Livability.com.

Bridgeport Hospital 5k takes place this weekend

  The 12th annual Bridgeport Hospital Home Run 5K, a run, walk and children’s fun run, takes place Sunday, May 24, beginning and ending at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard, home of the Bridgeport Bluefish, 500 Main St., Bridgeport.   Registration is $25 for adults on race day beginning at 7:45 am. Students 18 and […] [Read More]
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Pictured left to right:  Milford Hospital Joseph Pelaccia, President & CEO,  Beverly Lyon, Vice President of Nursing, Gemma DeGuzman, Cristina Ayala, Stacy Plaskowitz, Melissa Hinckley and Jeffrey Komornik, Director of Human Resources

Milford Hospital nurses honored

Four Milford Hospital nurses were selected to be recipients of the 2015 Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing. Cristina Ayala, RN, Gemma DeGuzman, RN, BSN, Melissa Hinckley, RN, BSN and Stacy Plaskowitz, RN were honored for their professional achievements at an awards dinner and program held at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven on May […] [Read More]
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St. Vincent’s in Bridgeport to sponsor lecture on heart disease

  St. Vincent’s Healthy Hearts Club and Women at Heart Program jointly present a free lecture on heart disease and treatment on June 3. The presentation will take place in the Hawley Conference Room on level 4 of the Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care adjacent St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main St., […] [Read More]
Categories: heart disease