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Information about the Coronavirus

Griffin Health is committed to the care and safety of our patients. Please call your doctor or provider before your visit. General COVID-19 information is available here. Questions about vaccination, testing, and assistance with VAMS call 203-204-1053. If you are currently eligible for a vaccination (CT State eligibility info) and have not already made an appointment, please call 203-433-3394 to speak to an appointment scheduling specialist.

Media Contact: Christian Meagher, Communications Specialist

Blog: Griffin Hospital News Releases

Twelfth Annual Center for Cancer Care 5K Walk/Run raises over $34,000

By Christian Meagher on 10/21/2020
More than 100 participants raised over $34,000 at the 12th Annual 5K Walk/Run to Benefit the Center for Cancer Care, which was held virtually on Sept. 26.

Griffin Health Restarts Free Friends & Family CPR Classes

By Christian Meagher on 5/28/2020
Griffin Health Valley Parish Nurses will begin offering its free Friends & Family CPR training again on Sat., June 20 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Griffin Hospital.

International “Pop-Up Coalition” Advocates for Preserving Family Presence in Hospitals and Long-Term Care Communities

By Christian Meagher on 5/28/2020
Planetree Inc., contributes to new recommendations for family presence during a pandemic.

Griffin Health to Host Free Infant Safe Sleep Class on June 24

By Christian Meagher on 5/28/2020
Griffin will host several free, interactive programs entitled “Safe Sleep for Your Baby” to teach how to reduce the risk of sleep-related causes of infant death.

The Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley and The Own Your Future Foundation, Inc. treat Griffin Hospital ICU Nurses to some TLC

By Christian Meagher on 5/18/2020
The Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley and The Own Your Future Foundation, Inc., joined forces to provide special spa packages to the Intensive Care Unit nurses at Griffin Hospital as a thank you for their selfless service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Griffin Health Opens COVID-19 Drive-up Test Collection Site

By Christian Meagher on 3/20/2020
Griffin Health has been approved by the Connecticut Department of Public Health to provide a drive-up collection facility for COVID-19 testing on the Griffin Hospital campus, 130 Division Street, Derby.

Volunteers Needed for Griffin Hospital Study of Plant-Based Diets

By Christian Meagher on 3/9/2020
The Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center at Griffin Hospital is looking for adult volunteers to take part in a study looking at how a vegan diet, with or without eggs, affects diet quality and heart health. Study participants will eat a plant-based diet for approximately five months, including eggs for six weeks.

Griffin Health, TEAM Bring Healthy, Fresh Food to Valley Food Banks

By Christian Meagher on 2/28/2020
In an ongoing initiative to improve the health and well-being of Lower Naugatuck Valley by focusing on the social determinants of health, Griffin Health, of Derby, and TEAM, Inc., of Ansonia, organized the distribution of more than 275 cases of fresh, healthy food for area food banks and pantries on Feb. 24.

Ask a Pharmacist on March 4

By Christian Meagher on 2/18/2020
Griffin Health Director of Pharmacy Services Lisa Jaser, Pharm D, and other members of the Griffin Pharmacy staff will lead a casual Q&A for any and all medication questions.

AARP Driver Safety Program at Griffin Hospital Feb. 29

By Christian Meagher on 2/18/2020
Griffin Hospital will host an AARP Driver Safety Program from 8:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 29. The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation's first and largest refresher course for drivers. While the course is geared toward drivers age 50 and older, the course is open to everyone.