Manage your Obesity with help from Griffin Hospital

Manage Your Weight with Help from Griffin Hospital

Being overweight can be a debilitating chronic condition if it's not managed correctly or consistently. Griffin Hospital offers several programs aimed at helping those with weight issues and several more focused on prevention and wellness. 

From a few extra pounds to obesity, extra weight is a cause of concern. 

Obesity Prevention & Management

Learn more about Griffin Hospital's 

  • Wellness for Life Program
  • VITAHLS School Nutrition Programs
  • Medi-Weight Loss Program
  • NuVal Scoring System
  • Bariatric Support Services
  • Bariatric Exercise Programs
  • Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery options

These and other weight management programs are a key part of Griffin’s overall commitment to providing the community with ways to combat the growing obesity epidemic throughout the country, as evidenced by a recent report on obesity by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  The report states that more than two-thirds (68 percent) of American adults are either overweight or obese, with adult obesity rates more than doubling in the last 30 years — from 15 percent in 1980 to 35 percent in 2010. While the report ranked Connecticut relatively low on the national scale with 24.5 percent of the state population either obese or overweight, it also report predicted an increase to 46.5 percent by 2030.

“These statistics are extremely troubling. If we don’t take action now, over the next 20 years obesity could contribute to significant increases in cases of type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and stroke, hypertension, arthritis, and obesity-related cancer in Connecticut. This will bring an enormous increase to healthcare-related costs and lost productivity. That’s why Griffin is looking to get out in front of this building storm and work with the community and our patients so we can have a healthier future.” 

Griffin Hospital President and CEO Patrick Charmel

Additional Weight Management resources at Griffin hospital

• Live Well Chronic Disease Management Workshop
• Cardiac Rehab/Fitness Center
• Pharmacy
• Social Worker
• Health Resource Center
• Dietary
• Spiritual Care