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Media Contact: Ken Roberts, Director of Communications (203) 732-7432

 
     

Nominations Sought for Women Making a Difference Award

Jun 29 2015
Nominations Sought for Women Making a Difference Award
The Valley Women's Health Initiative is seeking nominations of “outstanding women” from Lower Naugatuck Valley who have made positive contributions to the community. Award winners will be recognized at the 15th Annual Women Making a Difference in the Valley luncheon and fundraiser on Oct. 1.

Griffin Hospital offers free Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

Jun 23 2015
Griffin Hospital offers free Diabetes Self-Management Workshop
Individuals diagnosed with diabetes can learn how to take control of the health disorder and get control of their lives again through a free six-week diabetes self-management workshop at the Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby, starting July 14.

Griffin Hospital Recognizes Dedicated, Exemplary Employees

Jun 18 2015
Griffin Hospital Recognizes Dedicated, Exemplary Employees
Griffin Hospital recently honored more than 135 employees who reached service milestones of 5 years and more and announced its employee and department of the year award winners at its 45th Annual Service Awards Dinner at the Crowne Plaza in Southbury.

Griffin Hospital offers babysitter safety course

Jun 17 2015
Griffin Hospital offers babysitter safety course
Griffin Hospital’s Community Outreach and Parish Nurse is offering a course to help babysitters be more prepared on Monday, July 13 from 4-8 p.m. at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby. The Safe Sitter Program teaches the basics of being a skilled babysitter, including first aid, CPR, childhood behaviors, babysitting as a business, and what to do in emergencies.

Griffin Hospital Offers Free Skin Cancer Screenings

Jun 10 2015
Griffin Hospital Offers Free Skin Cancer Screenings
Griffin Hospital is raising skin cancer awareness and helping protect individuals with free skin cancer screenings at The Center for Cancer Care, 350 Seymour Ave., Derby, this summer. Dr. John Reilly will conduct screenings on July 8, July 22, Aug. 12, and Dr. Mark Melendez will conduct screenings on Aug. 26 and Sept. 2. Appointments are available between 4-7 p.m. on those dates, and reservations are required by calling 203.732.1260.

Griffin Hospital to Host Fall Prevention Program June 26

Jun 10 2015
Griffin Hospital to Host Fall Prevention Program June 26
The Valley Parish Nurse Program at Griffin Hospital and Griffin Hospital Lifeline will host a free Fall Prevention Program on Friday, June 26 from 9 a.m.-noon at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division Street in Derby. The program will discuss the dangers of falling, especially for seniors, and will help attendees prevent falls by: Assessing their fall risk; teaching them to assess their, or a loved one’s, risk of falling; teaching and practicing exercises to improve balance and leg strength; providing a medication review; encouraging annual eye exams; teaching ways to reduce tripping hazards at home and learning how to get up or to call for fast help if a fall occurs.

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