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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.

Discover Ways to Be Healthy for the Holidays at Griffin Hospital Dec. 18

By Christian Meagher on 12/3/2019
Griffin Health is helping individuals get a head start on their wellness goals for 2020 with a free “Healthy for the Holidays” wellness fair on Wed., Dec. 18 from 4:30-7 p.m.

Get Started on a Fulfilling Career in Healthcare in 2020 with The School of Allied Health Careers Open House Dec. 11

By Christian Meagher on 12/3/2019
The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers, at 300 Seymour Avenue, Suite 206 in Derby, is hosting an Open House on Wed., Dec. 11 from 3-7 p.m. The event will provide information on the school’s highly successful and affordable Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Patient Care Technician (PCT), Phlebotomy and Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (MA) programs.

Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers Offers Winter Semester for CNA, PCT, and Phlebotomy

By Christian Meagher on 11/21/2019
The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers, at 300 Seymour Avenue, Suite 206 in Derby, is accepting applications for the winter semester of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), and Patient Care Technician (PCT) programs. The accelerated CNA program starts Jan. 13, the PCT and Phlebotomy programs begin Jan. 15.

Griffin Physician Excited to Be Back in Shelton Caring for His Hometown

By Christian Meagher on 11/21/2019
Growing up in the Valley, Shaun Najarian developed a desire to help others in his community. His passion took him out of the state and overseas as he pursued a career as a physician. Now, he’s back in his hometown and excited to repay his community for instilling that drive to care for other’s wellbeing.

Griffin Hospital to Host AARP Driver Safety Program Dec. 7

By Christian Meagher on 11/21/2019
Griffin Hospital will host an AARP Driver Safety Program from 8:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 7 at the hospital. 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 Hospital Provides Free Prostate Cancer Screenings to 29 Men

By Christian Meagher on 11/21/2019
The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital in Derby recently provided 29 free prostate cancer screenings to help encourage men to get checked for the disease and to increase men’s health awareness.

Shelton Man Honored with Planetree Scholar Award

By Christian Meagher on 11/19/2019
Griffin Health Certified Operating Room Technician Kojo Agyedu, of Shelton, was recently awarded the Planetree Scholar Award at the 2019 Planetree International Conference on Person-Centered Care held in Orlando.

20 Exemplary Healthcare Organizations in 7 Countries Honored for Excellence in Person-centered Care

By Christian Meagher on 11/19/2019
Twenty healthcare organizations from around the world were awarded last week with the prestigious Person-Centered Care Certification®. Established by Planetree International, of Derby, CT, the Certification is an international standard for quality in healthcare as defined by patients and family caregivers. These distinguished organizations have each re-designed standard care delivery practices to emphasize compassion, partnership, access and inclusion as critical elements of healthcare quality and safety.