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Blog: Griffin Hospital News Releases

Valley Boys & Girls Club and Beacon Falls Pastor Receive Caring Heart Award

By Ken Roberts on 1/12/2012

DERBY, CT (January 12, 2012) - The Lower Naugatuck Valley Boys & Girls Club and Father Leonard Kvedas, pastor of St. Michael’s Parish in Beacon Falls, will share honors as recipients of the 4th Annual “Caring Heart” Award.  The award is 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 community. 

Reservations Being Accepted for February 2 Women and Heart Disease Program

By Ken Roberts on 12/30/2011

DERBY, CT (January 3, 2012) - In conjunction with American Heart Month, the Women and Heart Disease Committee will host its 7th Annual Women and Heart Disease program on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at Grassy Hill Lodge in Derby. Reservations for the event, which is open to the public, can be made by calling 203-732-7584 or 203-732-1137. The cost is $35.

Griffin Hospital to Offer Free Four-Week Nutrition Class Beginning in January

By Ken Roberts on 12/28/2011

DERBY, CT (December 28, 2011) - Griffin Hospital will offer a free four-week nutrition course beginning Wednesday, January 18. The free course, "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Nutrition, But Were Afraid to Ask," will be held over four sessions, January 18 and 25, and February 1 and 8 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, 350 Seymour Avenue, Derby.

Spots Still Available for School of Allied Health Careers Courses that Begin in January 2012

By Ken Roberts on 12/27/2011

DERBY, CT (December 27, 2011) - There are a limited number of spots still available for the next Patient Care Technician and Phlebotomy courses being offered by the Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers. Anyone age 18 or older with a High School Diploma or GED may apply for admission. Early application is encouraged for both courses, as space is limited.

New Study Suggests Prudent Snacking Can Help Control Weight

By Ken Roberts on 12/27/2011

Study Shows that Adding KIND Fruit & Nut Bars to Daily Diet Aids in Weight Management

Griffin Hospital to Donate Proceeds of Holiday Wonderland of Trees to Spooner House

By Ken Roberts on 12/7/2011

DERBY, CT (December 8, 2011) - Griffin Hospital will donate the proceeds of its "Holiday Wonderland of Trees" fundraiser to Spooner House to help feed area families in need this holiday season.  The Holiday Wonderland of Trees, currently located in the hospital connector just past the main lobby, is comprised of 29 three-foot trees, each of which was decorated by a hospital department for the special fundraising effort. 

Curtiss-Ryan to Present Check to Campaign for Breast Wellness

By Ken Roberts on 12/6/2011

DERBY, CT (December 6, 2011) - With your car, a little preventive maintenance goes a long way. Now, thanks to Curtiss-Ryan Honda, every oil change performed at its award-winning service department over the past year will go a long way toward fighting breast cancer in our area.

Comprehensive Review Suggests That Dark Chocolate is a "Health Food"

By Ken Roberts on 11/30/2011

DERBY, CT (November 30, 2011) - Can chocolate be legitimately considered a health food? If so, which is more “healthful” – dark chocolate or milk chocolate? An extensive review of the relevant science, authored by Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center Director Dr. David Katz and colleagues, suggests that dark chocolate does indeed qualify as a health food, although with some stipulations.

Planetree Honors Griffin Hospital and its Caregivers at 2011 Annual Conference in Nashville

By Ken Roberts on 11/21/2011

DERBY, CT (November 21, 2011) - Dan Tuccio, Physician Support Specialist, and Marya Chaisson, MD, co-chair of Griffin Hospital's Patient Centered Care Council, were named recipients of 2011 Spirit of Planetree Awards at the 2011 Planetree Annual Conference held October 30 - November 3, 2011, in Nashville, Tennessee.

School of Allied Health Careers Opens Registration for January Patient Care Technician and Phlebotomy Courses

By Ken Roberts on 11/17/2011

DERBY, CT (November 17, 2011) - Applications are being accepted for the next Patient Care Technician and Phlebotomy courses being offered by the Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers. Anyone age 18 or older with a High School Diploma or GED may apply for admission. Early registration is encouraged for both courses, as space is limited.