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Blog: Griffin Hospital News Releases

Learn Simple Life Changes to Boost Your Health and Energy

By Ken Roberts on 10/22/2013

DERBY, CT (Oct. 22, 2013) – Griffin Hospital’s Registered Dietician and Exercise Physiologist Samantha Heller will team up with jazz musician Michael Coppola this Nov. 10 for an out-of-the-box presentation about simple life changes that can boost vitality in a big way.

Nominations Sought for Caring Heart Award

By Ken Roberts on 10/21/2013

DERBY, CT (October 21, 2013) - The Women and Heart Disease Committee is seeking nominations for the Caring Heart Awards presented each year to an individual and a community organization in recognition of initiatives that support, promote and improve the general health and well-being of the Greater Lower Naugatuck Valley community.

Shelton High School Goes Pink This Friday…And So May Headmaster Beth Smith’s Hair!

By Ken Roberts on 10/9/2013

DERBY, CT (Oct. 9, 2013) – Shelton High School is the home of some very creative, enterprising, and determined young minds, and this week they’ll be put to the test in order to meet Headmaster Beth Smith’s Pink Challenge to her student body: “Raise $1,000 by Friday for the Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness, and you can “pink” my hair for the day!”

Griffin Hospital “Campaign for Breast Wellness” Reaches Goal

By Ken Roberts on 2/27/2012
DERBY, CT (February 27, 2012) - Griffin Hospital has announced the completion of its Campaign for Breast Wellness to support the creation of a state-of-the art, comprehensive Center for Breast Wellness as part of the array of services now offered at the hospital’s Hewitt Ambulatory Pavilion. Griffin Hospital received contributions from more than 1,300 individuals, businesses, and foundations toward its goal of raising $1 million to create the new Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness.

Valley Parish Nurse Program to Offer Child Passenger Safety Certification Course in March

By Ken Roberts on 2/14/2012

DERBY, CT (February 15, 2012): The Valley Parish Nurse Program / Greater Naugatuck Valley will offer a four-day, 32-hour course for those interested in becoming Nationally Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians.

American College of Radiology Grants Breast MRI Accreditation to Griffin Hospital

By Ken Roberts on 2/13/2012

DERBY, CT (February 21, 2012) - Griffin Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).  The accreditation, which applies to both the hospital-based MRI and the Hitachi Oasis open MRI at the Griffin Imaging & Diagnostics Center at Ivy Brook in Shelton, comes as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). 

Valley Parish Nurse Program Receives United Way Special Needs Grant

By Ken Roberts on 2/13/2012

DERBY, CT (February 13, 2012) - The Valley United Way has awarded the Griffin Hospital Valley Parish Nurse (VPN) Program a Special Needs Grant to help purchase educational materials for children's health and safety programs.

Griffin School of Allied Health Careers to Offer March CNA Course

By Ken Roberts on 2/10/2012

DERBY, CT (February 10, 2012) - The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers will be offering an evening program for adults over 18 years of age with high school diploma or GED to qualify  to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). The 16-week course, which begins Monday, March 12, is comprised of 12 weeks of Monday evening classes, held 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the School of Allied Health Careers, followed by a four weeks of clinical experience at an extended care facility on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm.

Griffin Hospital to Offer Level 1 Reiki Workshop March 7

By Ken Roberts on 1/20/2012

DERBY, CT (January 20, 2012) - Griffin Hospital is offering area residents an opportunity to learn Reiki -- a body, mind, and spirit approach to medicine and healing -- at a special Reiki Level 1 Workshop from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Wednesday, March 7 at the hospital.

Dr. David Katz to be Inducted into MDPA Hall of Fame

By Ken Roberts on 1/12/2012

DERBY, CT (January 12, 2012) - In late December, Marketing Disease Prevention & Awareness (MDPA) began announcing its inductees into the MDPA Hall of Fame Class of 2012. The first inductee to be chosen is David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, the founding director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center.