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New Milford Hospital Holds Weight Management Workshops for Adults and Families

Friday, August 19, 2011 - New Milford, CT

New Milford Hospital will conduct two series of weight management workshops for adults and families:

A New Weigh to a Healthier You

A New Weigh to a Healthier You is a four–part series that orients participants to the basic principles of weight management, including nutrition and exercise to help reach and keep your ideal weight for preventing disease and injury. Whether the goal is to shape up and lose a few pounds or improve overall health to manage an existing health condition, our team of experts will offer a wealth of information to jump-start these efforts and encourage long-term weight management in cooperation with the primary care physician. The cost for this series is $30 per person. These classes are scheduled for Wednesdays, September 14 – October 5 from 12 – 1:30 pm at New Milford Hospital in the Robison Conference Rooms.

Eat Smart, Play Hard, Have Fun

Eat Smart, Play Hard, Have Funis an eight-part series designed for families to learn how to plan healthy meals, maintain a healthy weight and stay active as a family. The program includes education fun and support for children and their parents. The cost for this series is $50 per family. These classes are scheduled for Tuesdays, September 20 – November 8 from 6 – 7:30 pm, and each class is held at a different location to promote family activity.

Pre-registration is requested by calling toll free 1-800-350-1595 or on the hospital website,

About Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network is a patient-centered health care organization established in 2010 by two nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital and their affiliated organizations, to provide the highest level of care to patients throughout Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. In addition to the two hospitals, other network affiliates include:

• an integrated physician practice with primary and specialty care expertise

• an agency for home care and community health services

• a full-service retail pharmacy located at Danbury Hospital

• emergency medical services

• an occupational wellness and medicine program, providing services for business and industry

Western Connecticut Health Network has centers of excellence in Women’s, neonatal, cardiovascular and cancer services; weight loss and orthopedic surgery; digestive disorders and radiology and diagnostic imaging. It also offers specialized programs for sleep disorders and asthma management. Both hospitals also maintain active clinical research programs, offering clinical trials for patients with cancer and other health concerns. For more information, visit

About New Milford Hospital

New Milford Hospital is a Planetree organization dedicated to patient-centered care that nurtures every patient's body, mind and spirit. The Hospital has an extraordinary tradition of warm and caring personal attention backed by top-notch physicians, world-class technology and the newest, most advanced diagnostic and treatment options available. Your healthcare team of highly trained physicians, nurses, technicians and administrators is determined and committed to improving the health and quality of life of those we serve.

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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 is nationally recognized as a tertiary health care center with an innovative high-tech, high-touch environment and is also a member of the Planetree organization. In addition to offering the latest robotic and minimally invasive surgical and imaging technology, it was the first hospital in Connecticut to adopt electronic health records systems. It offers a Level II Trauma Center and Level IIIb Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Medical staff members are board-certified in their specialties, and most serve as faculty members of the nation’s finest university medical centers offering a higher level of experience.

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