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Griffin Hospital Offers Free Support to Those with Diabetes

Aug 31 2015
Griffin Hospital Offers Free Support to Those with Diabetes
DERBY, CT (Aug. 31, 2015) –The Diabetes Education & Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host two free discussions about understanding the long-tern complications with diabetes and how to manage them on Tues., Sept. 8 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division Street in Derby.

Information and support offered for those caring for individuals with dementia

Aug 20 2015
Information and support offered for those caring for individuals with dementia
“This series will provide valuable information, resources and support for those caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia,” said Maria Tomasetti, South Central Regional Director of the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter. “The program will help caregivers to more effectively adjust care plans as their loved one’s care needs change.”

Eight to be Honored at Women Making a Difference Tribute

Aug 18 2015
Eight to be Honored at Women Making a Difference Tribute
The Valley Women's Health Initiative will honor women from Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Oxford and Shelton at the 15th Annual Women Making a Difference in the Valley Tribute Luncheon and Breast Cancer Fundraiser on Thursday, October 1 from noon-2 p.m. at the Inn at Villa Bianca, 312 Roosevelt Drive, Seymour. 

Griffin Hospital to Host AARP Driver Safety Program Sept. 5

Aug 12 2015
Griffin Hospital to Host AARP Driver Safety Program Sept. 5
The training is designed to help you learn current rules of the road, how to operate your vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment, and some adjustments to common age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time. The course also covers such topics as how to maintain proper following distance at all times; the safest way to change lanes and make turns at intersections; the effects of medications on driving; how to minimize the effect of dangerous blind spots; the importance of eliminating distractions, such as eating, smoking, and cell-phone use; proper use of safety belts, air bags, and anti-lock brakes and ways to monitor your own and others' driving skills and capabilities.

The Valley Goes Pink Announces New Co-Chairs

Aug 12 2015
The Valley Goes Pink Announces New Co-Chairs
Jodi Dawley, of Real Estate Two, and Sue Petrizzo, community advocate and former Executive of Mott’s North America, are the co-chairs for the Griffin Hospital’s 6th Annual Valley Goes Pink campaign.

Griffin Hospital Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center

Aug 04 2015
Griffin Hospital Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center
The American College of Radiology (ACR) designated Griffin Hospital as a Lung Cancer Screening Center, an elite distinction that requires accreditation by the ACR in computed tomography in the chest module and a rigorous assessment of lung cancer screening protocol and infrastructure. Additionally, Lung Cancer Screening Centers must provide follow-up patient care, such as counseling and smoking cessation programs. “When we started our Low-Dose Lung Cancer Screening Program two years ago, we wanted to provide the community with exceptional expertise, technology and patient care together to give individuals the best chance possible in finding and fighting lung cancer,” said Margaret Deegan, vice president of Ambulatory Services at Griffin Hospital. “We’re very honored and proud to receive this designation because it shows we are delivering on this mission.”

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