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Dr Murphy Discusses the State of Healthcare

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - Danbury, CT

John Murphy MD President and CEO of Danbury Hospital

On Monday, May 23 at 5 pm, at Meadow Ridge in Redding, CT, Dr. John Murphy, President/CEO of Western Connecticut Healthcare will provide a lecture on the State of Healthcare with an emphasis on the effects for residents of Connecticut.

He will discuss the many issues and concerns relating to the state and national legislative initiatives. His talk will highlight the changes hospitals must make in regard to serving patients, finances and collaboration with physicians, rehab centers and other pre and post-care resources. Dr. Murphy will also provide information on some of the steps Western Connecticut Healthcare is taking to prepare for the future to assure patients will continue to receive the highest level of care.

Dr. Murphy took over the helm of Western Connecticut Healthcare at the inception of the affiliation on October 1, 2010. He is a board-certified neurologist who has served Danbury Hospital in a number of capacities, including two decades on the medical staff, three years as President of the Medical Staff and 15 years on the board of directors. He was the chairman of the board for four years before joining the hospital administration as executive vice-president and chief executive officer.

This program is free and open to the public. Participants are invited to attend a complimentary wine & cheese reception beginning at 4 pm. Registration is required by calling 800-516-3658.

About Danbury Hospital

Danbury Hospital is a 371-bed regional medical center and university teaching hospital associated with the University of Vermont College of Medicine, the Yale University School of Medicine, the Connecticut School of Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center. The hospital provides centers of excellence in cardiovascular services, cancer, weight loss surgery, orthopedics, digestive disorders, radiology and diagnostic imaging. It also offers specialized programs for sleep disorders and asthma management. Medical staff members are board-certified in their specialties, and most serve on the faculty of the nation’s finest medical centers offering a higher level of experience.

About New Milford Hospital

New Milford Hospital, established in 1921, is an 85-bed hospital well known for its Planetree approach to patient care and strong community commitment. It provides centers of excellence in acute care, orthopedics, cancer, family birthing, and other services.