Local High School Students Raise Over $340,000 For Cancer Cures
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Connecticut Westchester Hudson Valley Chapter (CTWHV) annual Students of the Year campaign exceeded all expectations, with 15 candidate teams, raising $340,751 to help find cancer cures. This amount represents the highest total for Students of the Year in the four years that the chapter has been holding this campaign and more than doubles last year’s total.
Apr 11, 2019 - 5:34:34 AM

Stamford Announces Annual Walk to Work Day
Stamford will participate in Walk to Work Day on April 10, 2019, a nationwide day where residents and commuters are encouraged to walk at least 15 minutes on their way to work. City officials along with the Transportation, Traffic, and Parking Bureau will gather at the Stamford Transportation Center lower-level Concourse between 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. to celebrate this public event with free coffee, snacks, safety education information and giveaways.
Apr 9, 2019 - 5:19:58 AM

Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network combine to form new health system to be called Nuvance Health
Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) have combined to form a new nonprofit health system. The name for the new health system will be Nuvance Health (pronounced NEW-vance). The new health system was created to provide communities across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut with more convenient, accessible and affordable care.
Apr 4, 2019 - 5:10:03 AM

American Family Care Hosts Grand Opening VIP Reception in Torrington
March 22, 2019- American Family Care Urgent Care (AFC) Owners Tom Kelly and Ron Krippner officially opened their seventh Connecticut location with a ribbon cutting ceremony in Torrington on March 14th. Afterwards, Torrington Mayor Elinor Carbone, members of the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, and over 50 invited healthcare professionals and business leaders, enjoyed a reception with gourmet refreshments.
Mar 21, 2019 - 11:38:34 PM

Lamont selects Renée D. Coleman-Mitchell to serve as Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health
Governor Ned Lamont on Friday announced that he has chosen Renée D. Coleman-Mitchell to serve as Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH). A health care executive who previously worked at the agency, she has dedicated her career toward advocating for health and wellness needs.
Feb 24, 2019 - 9:31:31 AM

Bridgeport Mayor Ganim, Bridgeport Health Director Maritza Bond Step Up for the 3rd Annual “Take the Stairs” Challenge
Bridgeport Mayor Ganim and Bridgeport Health Director Maritza Bond will kick off the 3rd annual “Take the Stairs” challenge on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Margaret E. Morton Government Center, 999 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604. This health initiative encourages residents to incorporate more physical activity in their daily lives by opting for the stairs over elevators and escalators. The “Take the Stairs” Challenge runs until April 13, 2019.
Feb 23, 2019 - 9:23:30 AM

First Pediatric Death of the Flu Season Reported
The state Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) announced today the death of a child earlier this week from influenza. This is the first pediatric death involving a Connecticut child during this flu season.
Feb 22, 2019 - 9:40:44 PM

Blumenthal leads letter urging HHS to curb youth e-cig epidamic
On Friday U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar pressing the department to immediately work to curb the growing epidemic of e-cigarette use among youth. The letter urges HHS to further educate the public on the dangers of youth tobacco use, research treatments for youth already addicted to these pernicious products, and remove flavored e-cigarette products that attract kids from the market.
Feb 18, 2019 - 9:23:44 PM

Relief for Extremely Dry Skin During the Winter
In the climes of Africa, the elephant’s dry, cracked skin is a boon, warding off heat and pests. But for humans, especially those subject to cold winters, dry skin can be a serious problem. “Once our skin gets really dry,” explains Rebecca Sklar, a certified registered physician’s assistant specializing in dermatology with Advanced Dermatology PC, “we’re faced not only with discomfort, but also with the possibility that serious conditions and infections may develop.”
Feb 17, 2019 - 9:25:11 AM

Norwalk Hospital Association Announces New Board Membership
As the Norwalk Hospital Association (NHA) celebrates its 126th Anniversary; it proudly announces new appointments to the board of directors.
Feb 16, 2019 - 4:20:24 PM

Stamford EMS and Stamford Health Team Up With Stamford Senior Center To Present Stroke Awareness Programming and CPR Instruction on February 8th
Stamford EMS and Stamford Health are teaming up with the Stamford Senior Center to present Spot-A-Stroke - a stroke awareness program on February 8th. The program will help attendees recognize the common warning signs of a stroke and learn the steps to take in an emergency. In addition to an interactive demonstration of hands-only CPR, exciting advances in stroke care will be discussed. The free program is open to the public and will take place at 11:30am at the Stamford Senior Center, located at 888 Washington Blvd, Stamford, CT. Visit https://stamfordems1.ticketleap.com/spot-a-stroke/ to register.
Feb 1, 2019 - 9:56:56 AM

CT DPH: Case of Measles Confirmed in Connecticut
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) on Monday announced that it has confirmed a case of measles in a New Haven County adult, the first confirmed case this year in the state; three cases were confirmed during 2018. DPH is collaborating with local partners to identify contacts and implement appropriate control measures.
Jan 29, 2019 - 5:43:54 AM

Norwalk Hospital names new CEO
New hospital leader joins the expanding Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) President and CEO John M. Murphy, MD, announced the appointment of Peter R. Cordeau, MBA, BSN, RN, to the role of President of Norwalk Hospital. Norwalk Hospital is part of the growing WCHN, which currently also includes Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital. In his new role, Mr. Cordeau will oversee all administrative and clinical functions at Norwalk Hospital.
Jan 23, 2019 - 11:14:45 AM

Access Health CT announces 2019 health insurance open enrollment success
Access Health CT (AHCT) on Thursday announced that more than 111,000 Connecticut residents signed up for health insurance during the 2019 Open Enrollment period that ended Tuesday, January 15.
Jan 19, 2019 - 9:40:27 AM

Blumenthal, Senators seek information on universal flu vaccine research
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) joined U.S. Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), Angus King Jr. (I-Maine), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) in asking the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to provide an update on research initiatives to develop a universal flu vaccine. Last year, NIAID released its strategic plan to achieve a universal flu vaccine, which would meet the following criteria: (1) be at least 75 percent effective, (2) protect against multiple strains of the flu, (3) provide protection for at least one year, and (4) be appropriate for all age groups. He was able to secure $100 million for fiscal year 2018 and $140 for fiscal year 2019.
Jan 19, 2019 - 9:21:17 AM

The Norwalk Health Department and Public Library Team Up for a Healthier 2019
As the holiday season comes to an end, many Norwalkers have started focusing on their New Year’s resolutions in anticipation of a healthier 2019.
Jan 8, 2019 - 9:36:48 AM

Stamford EMS & The Boys & Girls Club Partner to Make the City Safer Stamford EMS Teaches Kids CPR and How to Call 911
Over 100 children took a break from homework and activities to learn how and when to call 911 and to practice Hands-Only CPR, thanks to a visit by Stamford EMS at the Boys & Girls Club of Stamford.
Dec 17, 2018 - 10:45:59 AM

Free Influenza Vaccination Clinic Available This Saturday
Connecticut Department of Public Health Commissioner Raul Pino, in preparation for the influenza season, is proactively encouraging all residents to get vaccinated against influenza. To increase the number of vaccinated Connecticut residents, the Department of Public Health has launched a statewide Influenza Clinics campaign to provide vaccination for persons without insurance.
Nov 27, 2018 - 5:54:13 PM

Norwalk Hospital Honors Inaugural Founders’ Award Winner
Local philanthropist and Norwalk Hospital volunteer, Carol Bauer, receives prestigious award

Norwalk Hospital honored Wilton, Connecticut resident and longtime hospital volunteer, Carol Bauer, with the inaugural Founders’ Award. Mrs. Bauer was presented with the award at the recent Norwalk Hospital 125th Anniversary Gala. The Founders’ Award recognizes exceptional members of the Norwalk Hospital community whose caring and influence are both life-changing and transformational. The Founders’ Award is a reflection of Mrs. Bauer’s impact on Norwalk Hospital, not just today but for generations to come.
Oct 29, 2018 - 8:09:12 AM

Wilton Heart Disease Survivor Finishes Chicago Marathon
Wilton resident, Selina Santos, 42, completed the Chicago Marathon Saturday, her heart beating strong with every stride in the 26.2-mile race. Finishing a marathon is no small feat for any runner, but for Santos, a heart disease survivor, crossing that finish line meant so much more.
Oct 12, 2018 - 5:21:04 AM

St. Vincent’s Mobile Mammography Coach Will be in Westport on Sunday, October 14
The St. Vincent's Breast Health Center will offer free and low-cost digital mammography screenings through its luxurious mobile mammography coach for women age 40 and older on:
Oct 5, 2018 - 3:22:36 PM

Teamwork from First Responders and Norwalk Hospital Staff Leads to Remarkable Recovery After Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Norwalk resident made full recovery from life-threatening cardiac event

Todd Boe of Norwalk, Connecticut, knew he had a heart condition called dilated cardiomyopathy, which affects his heart’s ability to pump blood effectively. But for the past several years he had been living with his condition successfully.
Oct 5, 2018 - 5:19:46 AM

Connecticut State Medical Society, CTHealthLink, and the Connecticut Office of Health Strategy Announce Collaboration
Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS) and CTHealthLink are pleased to announce a collaboration with the Connecticut Office of Health Strategy (OHS) to improve patient care through the interoperability and connectivity of health information in Connecticut.
Oct 4, 2018 - 7:08:50 AM

Stamford Health Announces Kathleen Silard as New President & CEO
Stamford Health is pleased to announce that Kathleen Silard, RN, BSN, MS, FACHE, has been named as the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Silard will lead the independent non-profit health system, which includes Stamford Hospital, on the Bennett Medical Center campus, Stamford Health Medical Group, and the Stamford Hospital Foundation.
Oct 2, 2018 - 4:15:33 PM

Hartford HealthCare Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire St. Vincent’s Medical Center
St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport has signed a definitive agreement with Hartford HealthCare (HHC) for HHC to acquire substantially all of the assets of St. Vincent’s and its related operations. The transaction is subject to required governmental approvals. St. Vincent’s, with more than 3,200 associates, includes a licensed 473-bed community teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in Westport, a large multispecialty provider group, and St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services. St. Vincent’s is part of Ascension, the nation’s largest non-profit health system.
Oct 1, 2018 - 7:34:57 PM

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