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Blog: Griffin Hospital News Releases

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.

Griffin Health to Host Infant Safe Sleep Classes

By Christian Meagher on 2/18/2020
Safe Kids Worldwide and Griffin Health are helping parents and caregivers of infants sleep a little easier by providing free education on ways to make sure their little ones are snoozing safely.

Griffin Health HELP Program Honored with Innovation Award

By Christian Meagher on 1/29/2020
A program at Griffin Health designed to reduce instances of delirium in older patients recently received The Person-Centered Care Innovation Award.

Griffin Hospital Offers Free Presentation on Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery Feb. 19

By Christian Meagher on 1/28/2020
Griffin Hospital will offer a free presentation on minimally invasive hip replacement surgery on Wed., Feb. 19

Planetree International, of Derby, Selected to Help Improve Quality of Care for US Health System

By Christian Meagher on 1/6/2020
Derby-based Planetree International and Griffin Health will be driving forces in shaping quality care improvements for the national healthcare system. Planetree International President Susan Frampton, PhD., was recently appointed to the National Quality Forum (NQF) Board of Directors which is comprised of the nation’s most influential healthcare leaders. NQF is a national, consensus-based healthcare organization that the federal government relies on for defining the best, evidence-based approaches to improving care.

Griffin Health Chosen to Pilot Social Care Coordination Network Unite Connecticut

By Christian Meagher on 1/4/2020
Griffin Hospital will be one of the first hospitals in Connecticut to launch Unite Connecticut – a statewide initiative of the Connecticut Hospital Association that connects health and social services providers through a shared technology platform to address social needs and deliver integrated care.