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Gastroenterologist, Scott Choi, M.D., to discuss Sleep and Gastric Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

May 12 2004

DERBY, CT (May 12, 2004) - On Wednesday, May 26th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Gastroenterologist, Scott Choi, M.D. of the Griffin Hospital Digestive Disorders Center will discuss Gastric Esophageal Reflux Disease and how it can interfere with sleep and how it can affect those who suffer from sleep apnea. Those interested in attending should register by calling 203-732-7571. This event is presented by the Griffin Hospital Sleep Apnea Support Group. There is no charge to attend.

Griffin Hospital Most Improved in Region

May 10 2004

DERBY, CT (May 10, 2004) - Community residents rate Griffin Hospital the most improved hospital in the region with the highest quality of care. The ratings are the results of a community telephone survey of 360 residents in Valley towns conducted by an independent market research company. The hospital uses the market research company to assess perception of programs, services and care, and to assist in determining community health service needs. The survey compares hospitals in Bridgeport, New Haven and Waterbury as well as Milford and Griffin Hospital.

Jeri Opuszynski of Beacon Falls to Receive Wholeness of Life Award

Oct 15 2003

DERBY, CT (October 15, 2003) - Jeri Opuszynski, a member of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Griffin Hospital, was chosen to receive the prestigious Wholeness of Life Award from the Healthcare Chaplaincy of New York. The event will take place on November 13 in New York where Opuszynski will be among 18 honorees from healthcare organizations in New York and Connecticut. A special reception in Jeri's honor will be held at the hospital on October 16 at 2:30 pm in the main cafeteria. Herb Prem, a Board of Trustee from The HealthCare Chaplaincy will be in attendance to assist Patrick Charmel, Griffin Hospital CEO in presenting Opuszynski with the citation.

Valley Parish Nurse Program and Coordinator Daun Barrett Receives "Spirit of Caring" Award

Aug 19 2003

DERBY, CT (August 19, 2003) - Daun Barrett, R.N., Coordinator of the Valley Parish Nurse Program (VPNP) has been selected as Griffin Hospital's first Planetree "Spirit of Caring" award winner. Planetree started the "Spirit of Caring" award to publicly recognize health caregivers who personalize and humanize the health care experience for patients and their families and programs or services supporting extraordinary achievement in patient-centered care. The Valley Parish Nurse Program was selected as Griffin Hospital's "Spirit of Caring" award program.

Griffin Hospital Named "Hospital With Heart" by Modern Maturity

Jun 07 2001

DERBY, CT (June 7, 2001) - Modern Maturity, the official publication of AARP has named Griffin Hospital one of 15 "Hospitals With Heart" in the country. Modern Maturity, at 20 million, has the largest circulation of any magazine in the country.

Sleep Wellness Center at Griffin Hospital Designated Beta Research Site

Jul 03 2000

DERBY, CT (July 3, 2000) - Griffin Hospital's redesigned Sleep Wellness Program has been awarded Beta Research Site designation for product design and development by Medcare Sleep Diagnostics and Vermed. This designation brings world class sleep medicine to the Lower Naugatuck Valley and assures on-going state-of-the-art diagnostic sleep services for the future.