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Dr. David L. Katz to Speak at Women and Heart Disease Dinner

By Ken Roberts on 12/28/2007

DERBY, CT (December 28, 2007) - In conjunction with American Heart Month, the Women and Heart Disease Committee of Griffin Hospital will host its 3rd Annual Women and Heart Disease Program, on Thursday, February 7, 2008, in the dining room at Griffin Hospital. Registration, silent auction and social begin at 5 pm with dinner at 6 pm. Dr. David Katz, MPH, Director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center and the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital is guest speaker. Tickets are $20 per person and may be obtained by calling 203-732-7584.

HealthCare Chaplaincy Honors Griffin Hospital's Mary Lou Golebieski with 2007 Wholeness of Life Award

By Ken Roberts on 12/10/2007

DERBY, CT (December 10, 2007) - The HealthCare Chaplaincy recently honored Mary Lou Golebieski, R.R.T., R.P.F.T., Griffin Hospital's Director of Outpatient Scheduling and Physician Liaison, at The Chaplaincy's annual "Wholeness of Life" benefit and awards dinner in New York City. Founded in 1961, the Manhattan-based HealthCare Chaplaincy is a leading international center for multifaith pastoral care, education, research, and consulting. Griffin Hospital has been a partner with The Chaplaincy since 1996.

Griffin Hospital Featured in Business Book "Fire Them Up"

By Ken Roberts on 10/17/2007

DERBY, CT (October 17, 2007) - Griffin Hospital and its President Patrick Charmel are spotlighted in the just released business book, Fire Them Up!: 7 Simple Secrets to: Inspire Your Colleagues, Customers, and Clients by Emmy award winning journalist, Carmine Gallo.

Griffin Hospital Receives Two National Awards

By Ken Roberts on 8/1/2007

DERBY, CT (August 1, 2007) - Griffin Hospital has received two national awards related to its Planetree patient-centered care model, for providing an exceptional patient experience and for its employee centric culture. The Journal of Sacred Work of the Baptist Healing Trust selected Griffin Hospital as one of America's Top Ten Healing Hospitals for 2006. Erie Chapman, J.D., President of the Baptist Healing Trust said: "A Healing Hospital plants a culture of Radical Loving Care which pervades every aspect of the organization."

Griffin Hospital Names Employee and Department of the Year

By Ken Roberts on 6/15/2007

DERBY, CT (June 15, 2007) - Griffin Hospital recently named its 2007 Employee of the Year and Department of the Year at its 37th Annual Service Awards Dinner, with Griffin Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer Patrick Charmel handing out the accolades to Diane Wood, a Respiratory Supervisor in the hospital's Pulmonary Department, and hospital's Digestive Disorders Center.

Training Magazine Names Griffin Hospital to Top 125 for Staff Training and Development

By Ken Roberts on 2/28/2007

DERBY, CT (February 28, 2007) - Training Magazine has named Griffin Hospital as one of the nation's Top 125 employers for staff training and development. It is Griffin's first appearance on the list. Griffin Hospital ranked 114th on the 2007 list joining such companies as Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Verizon Wireless, General Mills, IKEA and American Express. The award was presented to Griffin Hospital Director of Human Resources Stephen Mordecai at an annual awards banquet in Orlando Sunday night.

Griffin Hospital Featured in New Business Book - "The Disney Way"

By Ken Roberts on 12/21/2006

DERBY, CT (December 21, 2006) - Griffin Hospital, is featured in the just published business book "The Disney Way" by authors Bill Capodagli and Lynn Jackson. Griffin Hospital is recognized nationally for its unique award winning healing environment and its Planetree patient-centered care model that together result in an exceptional hospital experience for patients and their families. Griffin Hospital is the first of seven company profiles that include Four Seasons Hotels, Ernst & Young, The Cheesecake Factory, Men's Wearhouse, the Downtown School of Des Moines and John Robert's Spa.

Griffin Hospital Web Site Receives Two Awards

By Ken Roberts on 12/14/2006

DERBY, CT (December 14, 2006) - eHealthcare Strategy & Trends has recognized Griffin Hospital's web site  with two Gold Awards for Best Site Design and Best Employee Recruitment in its sixth annual eHealthcare Leadership Awards. Web sites were judged based on a standard of Internet excellence and how they compared with others in the organization's classification, hospitals under 200 beds. Nearly 1,200 web sites were reviewed.

Griffin Hospital to Host Talks About Hernia Repair, Joint Replacement, and Sleep Apnea

By Ken Roberts on 11/15/2006

DERBY, CT (November 15, 2006) -  Interested members of the general public have an opportunity to learn “from the experts” about Laproscopic Hernia Repair, Joint Replacement Surgery and Sleep Apnea, three upcoming topics scheduled, both day and evening, as follows:

HealthCare Chaplaincy to Honor Griffin Hospital Physician with "Wholeness of Life Award"

By Lisa Seaberg on 10/18/2006

DERBY, CT (October 18, 2006) - Marya Chaisson, M.D., Director of the Sleep Wellness Center at Griffin Hospital, will be awarded the Wholeness of Life Award by The HealthCare Chaplaincy at Griffin Hospital at 3:00 p.m.  on Thursday, October 19, 2006 during the hospital’s monthly "I Take it Personally" (ITIP) awards ceremony.